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The Georges Charpak Prize 2014 was awarded on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, to Christophe Ochando. The winner of the Prize has conducted major scientific works in X's Leprince-Ringuet Laboratory leading to the discovery of the Higgs at the Large Haldron Collider at the CERN in Geneva.
Jean-Michel Coron (X75), Antoine Georges (X80) and Stéphane Mallat (X81) have been elected on November, 18, 2014 among the ten new members of the French Academy of sciences. Bernard Meunier, previously Professor at the Chemistry Department of École Polytechnique, was elected President for 2015-2016.
Francesco Vallone, founder and CEO of Cogenpower, Torino (It) & Cambridge (UK), will come on Monday, November, 24, for the conference cycle on energy and environment organised at École Polytechnique to prepare the Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21).
Alexandre Lebrun (X94), Laurent Landowski and Willy Blandin just raised 3 million dollars. Based in Palo Alto, the three entrepreneurs have created Wit.ai, a start-up that offers developers a system to integrate a voice assistant in their application.
École Polytechnique strengthens and develops its academic cooperations in Asia. In October 2014, agreements have thus been formalized with the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, the Hanoi University of Science and the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi in Vietnam.
Pascal Hémon, research engineer at the LadHyX, worked on the building of the Fondation Louis Vuitton inaugurated on Monday, October 27. He studied the effects of the wind on the building in order for it to resist to potential bursts of 180 kilometers per hour.
Their work made the cover story of Nature dated October 23. A team of French scientists, led by Tahar Amari from the Center of Theoretical Physics at École Polytechnique, published an article opening the way to forecasting the solar storms impacting Earth.
Nicolas Leterrier, vice-president for innovation at Schneider Electric, will come on Monday, November, 3, for the conference cycle on energy and environment organised at École Polytechnique to prepare the Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21).
Patrick Pouyanné (X1983) was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the Executive Committee of Total. Thierry Desmarest (X1964), currently a member of the Board and Honorary Chairman of the Board, was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Total.
Pierre-Etienne Franc, Air Liquide's Director of Advanced Business and Technologies, gave a conference at École Polytechnique on October 13, 2014 on the topic: "Why and how hydrogen can be part of energy transition?"