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Thanks to the Alliance Partnership, École Polytechnique welcomed visiting Professor Wolfram Schlenker from Columbia University during the spring 2020 semester. He agreed to tell us more about his research projects and results. He also stressed that he was impressed with the quality of the students he met at L’X.
Jean-Eric Wegrowe of the Laboratoire des Solides irradiés contributes to an international research team which has just experimentally demonstrated the nutation of magnetization. Their work was published in Nature Physics on September 28, 2020.
Founded in 2017 by Ane Aanesland, Director of Research at CNRS, and Dmytro Rafalskyi, researcher at the Laboratory of Plasma Physics (LPP*), ThrustMe designs miniature thrust systems for small-sized satellites. It has announced its first contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) ARTES C&G programme.
Fully bilingual (French-English), the event is open to the general public. This year’s virtual Open Day gives the unique opportunity to discover École Polytechnique in a new way and envision your future studies on campus!
One of the top student of her batch, Kayo Yin says she “barely knew anything” about Computer Science before starting her Bachelor of Science at Ecole Polytechnique, but three years later, she is the winner of the prestigious 2020 Global Undergraduate Awards in computer science for her thesis on “Sign Language Translation with Transformers”.
On this day two hundred years ago, André-Marie Ampère presented his work on electricity for the first time at the Royal Academy of Sciences and laid the foundations of electromagnetism. Dive into the portrait of this illustrious scientist who taught mathematical analysis and mechanics at l’X from 1804 to 1828.
Institut Polytechnique de Paris and HEC Paris announce the launch of Hi! PARIS, an interdisciplinary research center for AI and Data Science. Hi! PARIS aims at becoming a world leader in these field. The Center is entirely funded by the patronage of companies which are mobilized behind the two academic institutions.
On September 10 and 11, the X campus hosted a demonstration of remote piloting by satellite of an unmanned vessel off the coast of Toulon. A world premiere for this major innovation developed by SeaOwl which was attended by the French Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication and the Minister of Maritime Affairs.
Manas V. Upadhyay, assistant professor at Ecole Polytechnique at the Solid Mechanics Laboratory, has been awarded 2020 ERC Starting Grants to help him set up his research team to better understand and guide additive manufacturing of metals and alloys.
Landry Bretheau, assistant professor at Ecole Polytechnique at the Irradiated Solids Laboratory, has been awarded 2020 ERC Starting Grants to help him set up his research team to manipulate coherently condensed matter systems at the single fermion level.
École Polytechnique advanced its position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 of more than 1,500 universities worldwide, scoring the 87th position (93rd in 2020). The school ranks 2nd among French institutions and 29th in Europe.