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Four students from École Polytechnique participate in the prestigious Hult prize competition which rewards students' initiatives in social and community entrepreneurship worldwide. The team launched its project on a crowdfunding platform to collect donations and qualify among the finalists.
Lorenzo M. Polvani, Professor at Columbia University (New York), will speak at École Polytechnique about the ozone hole and climate change on Monday, April 13. This presentation is part of the conference cycle on energy and environment organised to prepare the COP21.
Pierre Raphael and David Hernandez, Professors teaching at the Department of Pure Mathematics of École Polytechnique, both obtained a grant from the European Research Council (ERC), category "consolidator grants" on March 12, 2015.
On March 19, 2015, the seventh meeting of the Board of Directors of ParisTech Shanghai Jiao Tong (SPEIT) was held in Paris. The partners took this opportunity to reinforce their partnership by signing an agreement together.
A team of students currently in the Ingénieur polytechnicien program represented l’X at the National Model United Nations (or NMUN) organized in New York in March. The final debates and the closing ceremony took place in the UN’s headquarters.
Jacques Biot visited Morocco from March 22 to 24, 2015. The aim of his visit was to sign agreements with Moroccan preparatory classes, and meet with alumni in preparation for the Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship organized by the X-Morocco alumni association in Casablanca on April 21.
Laurent Guin received a Prize by the French Académie des sciences for the work he conducted during his research internship at Columbia University, while Aymeri de Choulot and Stéphane Krystal received a scholarship from EDF to do their own internship there. The 3 students share their experience.
Aude Durand, student from École Polytechnique, was awarded the “Best speaker” prize for the final round of the 2015 Debating Tournament which took place in Paris on March 23. L'X team arrived in second position this year behind the University of Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas).
Habib Ammari, alumni of École Polytechnique, received in March 2015 the Khwarizmi International Award which is given since 1987 to researchers who have done outstanding work in the areas of research and scientific or technological innovation.
École Polytechnique has hosted for a week on campus fifteen American students from Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs (CORE), one of the largest US student organizations dedicated to entrepreneurship. Interview with their President.
On March 10, 2015, Tidjane Thiam was appointed CEO of Credit Suisse group. This alumni has had an exceptional international career. Jean-Louis Basdevant, who was his professor at École Polytechnique, remembers him as a student.
Robert Plana, R&D University Relations Director, Alstom, came at École Polytechnique to give a conference which is part of the Coriolis Institute’s cycle on energy and environment organized to prepare the Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21).
The Austrian mathematician Martin Hairer, Fields Medal laureate in 2014, will give a series of seven exceptional conferences from March 16 to April 9, 2015, at École Polytechnique. Organised by the Jacques Hadamard Foundation, his lectures will be on "regularity structures."