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In response to government orders to slow the development of the Corona virus pandemic, the Academic Affairs and Research Department is giving its instructions to students and staff at the École Polytechnique.
Students from École Polytechnique’s Executive Master program have developed an app dedicated to health awareness offering health tips on CoViD-19 (Coronavirus) since late February. Available in more than ten languages, it has been downloaded by almost 160,000 users worldwide with a returning visitors rate of 32%.
L’X advanced significantly its positions in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by subjects in its traditional strongholds such as the overall fields of Natural sciences and Engineering & Technoloy. It ranked among the Top 40 worldwide in three subjects.
On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the invention of the chirped-pulse amplification technique (CPA), for which Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou won the Nobel Prize, prestigious researchers from all over the world met at Ecole Polytechnique to discuss its major applications and promising prospects.
Looking for ways to wipe-out winter tiredness ? Three start-ups launched by l’X’s alumni can help to overcome seasonal blues with Petit Coté’s healthy vegetable sweet cakes, Petit Bambou’s guided meditation online and mobile resources or with Les Decliques’recreational outdoor activities for kids.
By reproducing for the first time the explosion of a supernova, researchers from the Laboratoire d’Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, the CEA-DAM, the Paris Observatory and the University of Osaka (Japan) were able to unveil the hotspots mystery surrounding one of them.
École Polytechnique and Cisco reinforce their academic and research partnership for developing the internet of tomorrow for the next five years. This agreement follows the "Internet of Everything" Chair, funded by Cisco between 2014 and 2019.
Researchers at the Plasma Physics Laboratory are involved in the Solar Orbiter mission, launched on the night of 9 to 10 February 2020. Its objective: understand the creation of the heliosphere by comparing high-resolution images of the Sun and measurements in situ in the solar wind.
In June 2020, École polytechnique will welcome 300 teenagers volunteering to do their Service national universel (SNU), an initiative in line with l’X’s core values and its expertise in personal development and military training.
L’X's priorities for 2020 are part of its strategy of asserting itself as a world-class institution within the broader framework of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.The School aims to provide itself with the means to fulfill its ambitions while preserving its singularity, linked to its historic military roots.
On February 14, 2020, L'X celebrates the 35th anniversary of the Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) technique with its two inventors, Gérard Mourou, Professor Emeritus at École Polytechnique, and Donna Strickland, Professor at the University of Waterloo. This scientific breakthrough allowed them to receive the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.