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L'A Alumni association and HEC Alumni organize a symposium on Thursday, November 21 on the theme "Societal commitment and career: conciliation or utopia?". Three round tables are organized to discuss the construction of a professional career path in line with current societal and environmental issues.
In 2015, 28-year-old Nicolas Plain (X2011) founded the association "En l'Air pour la Terre" (Fly for the Earth), to raise awareness among different actors and leaders in the field by flying them over the Alps, one of the regions most affected by global warming, in a two-seater paraglider which is also a veritable flying science laboratory.
A new scientific study, cosigned by three researchers from École normale supérieure - PSL (France), Caltech (United States) and École Polytechnique (France), could teach us a lot about the most devastating earthquakes. Their article, published in Nature Magazine, finds that so-called "slow slip" or "silent" earthquakes observed in Cascadia in the northwest region of the United States behave more similarly to regular earthquakes than previously thought.
Joseph E.Stiglitz, University Professor at Columbia University, the winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, and a lead author of the 1995 IPCC report, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, gave two talks at l'X on the subjects of Climate Change Economics and Social Inequalities.
L'X, Peking University and Thalès France signed an MOU to fully integrate international strengths and teams and to promote trilateral R&D and facility collaborations in a limited number of areas including Strong Field Physics.
On November 21 and 22, the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory, the Energy4Climate program and École Polytechnique Executive Education organize a workshop on climate change and energy transition on the Mediterranean.
On October 14, Eric Labaye submitted his report on social inclusion to the Ministers for the Armed Forces and for Higher Education, following the assignment with which they entrusted him last June. This report proposes 10 measures to improve the School’s social diversity and double the number of scholarship students.
As Responsible Finance Week draws to a close, coinciding this year with l'X Sustainable Development Week, it is an ideal time to take a look back at the key points raised at the "RefleXions" symposium on 7 June by Jean Tirole, the Nobel Prize winner in economics.
Eric Labaye, President of École Polytechnique, joined 79 heads of higher education institutions and 1,000 teacher-researchers to call for the training of all students in ecological and climate issues, in an article published on September 14 in the “Journal de Dimanche” (JDD).
On Tuesday 24 September, École Polytechnique and Ubisoft announced the creation of the "Science and Video Games" education and research chair. The goal is to make video games more realistic and innovative through science, and to use this medium to spread scientific culture.
After a successful online course on quantum optics, Ecole Polytechnique launches a new MOOC on Monday, October 30: "Quantum optics 2, two photons and more", led by Alain Aspect, CNRS Senior Scientist Emeritus and Professor at Institut d’Optique Graduate School and Ecole Polytechnique.