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2020 marks the 10th anniversary of Jean-Louis Gerondeau-Safran Prize. It was celebrated during a virtual event that gathered many start-ups that it helped since its creation. It was also an occasion to unveil their three winners of this year.
Created to respond to the technological challenges linked to data in the medical field, the "Numerical innovation and data science for healthcare" sponsorship program was inaugurated by Sanofi, École Polytechnique and its Foundation. The program's research and teaching activities link machine learning, statistical modelling and medicine.
The French National Research Agency has selected Pierre Boyer's TAXREV project for its "Young Researchers" 2020 program. By analyzing “Tax reforms and revolts in democracies”, his objective is to analyze the tensions between economically optimal and politically feasible tax systems.
The annual conference of EuroTech Universities Alliance took place on the 10th of November 2020 and brought together the leadership of prestigious European universities of science and technology as well as policymakers and experts in order to tackle today’s challenges and discuss opportunities to jointly reinforce Europe’s resilience.
The European Research Council has selected 2 ambitious "ERC Synergy" projects involving researchers from Polytechnique laboratories: AWACA, which aims to rebuild and predict the water cycle in Antarctica by combining modelling and measurements, and HOPE, which will seek to understand the formation of the hippocampus in the brain.
After the successful launch of the new academic year and an effctive reinforcement of sanitary measures to cope with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, École Polytechnique is coping with a new lockdown, in accordance with government directives, thanks to the lessons learned during the spring.
École Polytechnique and Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny (INP-HB) signed a convention with the government of Ivory Coast to fund scholarships. The convention enables underprivileged Ivorian students to attend the upcoming Master Program, “Renewable Energies: Technology and Entrepreneurship” (ETRE).
Times Higher Education has unveiled its 2021 ranking of the world's top universities by subject. L’X ranks 21st in “Physical Sciences” and in the Top 100 in Computer Science (55th) and in "Life sciences" (96th). It is among the top 125 universities in the world in "Engineering and Technology".
After a successful start of the new academic year, the worsening of the health situation had led the School to switch all programs online from September 21 for two weeks. The improvement observed made it possible to resume partial on-campus teaching.
Collagen is omnipresent in biological tissues. Using a new method involving circular polarizations, researchers at the Laboratory for Optics and Biosciences have improved current imaging techniques to better detect fibrils out of the plane of observation, thus revealing the three-dimensional distribution of collagen.
From October 18 to 23, students at École Polytechnique devote a week to create awareness and take steps to counter the environmental challenge as part of the 13th edition of Sustainable Development Week at l’X (SDDX).
École Polytechnique’s Virtual Open Day took place on October 10th. The Replay of the presentations of l’X and Institut Polytechnique de Paris’ academic programs as well as the l’X entrepreneurship ecosystem are available on our Youtube channel.
Since the presentation of its report on social diversity in October 2019, L’X has strengthened its diversity task force and appointed a Diversity delegate. The school has implemented the recommendations of its report. Inspired by its origins in 1794, it will launch a vast awareness operation, Operation Monge, from January to March 2021.
The École polytechnique, Thales Alenia Space and ArianeGroup inaugurated this Tuesday, October 13 the « Espace: Sciences et Défis du Spatial » sponsorship. Together, they promote academic activities in the space field at École polytechnique and support the projects of the Student Space Center.
Essential for the synergy between applied mathematics and ecology for the last 10 years, the Chaire « Modélisation mathématique et biodiversité » recently opens up to the modeling of bacterial growth and eco-evolution, to the evolution of cancer cells and to the impact of mankind in ecology dynamics.