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Stefanie Stantcheva, an alum of École Polytechnique and professor at Harvard University, received the Best Young Economist of France Award for the year 2019, presented by Le Monde and Le Cercle des économistes. The prize was given in recognition of her outstanding research into the effects of tax reforms.
Challenges recently published its ranking of the 100 best start-ups to invest in for 2019. 13 companies on the list were founded by École Polytechnique alumni, or accelerated or incubated at the institution.
Michel Koenig, a CNRS researcher at the École Polytechnique Intense Lasers Laboratory (LULI), was recently awarded a prize for the quality of his research conducted jointly with researchers from Osaka University and National Central University, Taiwan.
Researchers at École Polytechnique's Organic Synthesis Laboratory have synthesized a natural molecule known as radulanin A, from a species of moss. The molecule’s herbicidal properties are similar to those found in the controversial product, glyphosate.
Researchers at the École Polytechnique Center for Research in Economics and Statistics have been looking into the yellow vests, their history and their protest locations, in order to identify the movement’s origins and map out the online and offline activity of its followers.
On April 17, 2019, École Polytechnique and the City of Paris entered into a partnership to support the city’s Climate Plan. The purpose of this collaboration is to conduct an economic evaluation of the policies and measures implemented in pursuit of the objectives of the Climate Plan.
Capgemini, École Polytechnique and the École Polytechnique Foundation have launched a new Chair dedicated to studying the technological and economic implications of blockchain, with the goal of promoting higher education and research in this emerging field.
Times Higher Education has published a new ranking on universities’ involvement in social corporate responsibility. École Polytechnique is one of nine French institutions to have made it onto the list.
On March 30th 2019, École Polytechnique signed an academic exchange cooperation agreement with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) aimed at promoting students and professors’ mobility enrolled at both institutions.