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Supersonic planes, such as Concorde, were eventually scrapped due to their excessive fuel consumption. However, researchers at the Applied Optics Laboratory are working on new technology that could reduce the fuel consumption of supersonic aircraft, by effectively halving the braking force exerted by their drag.
The Alliance Program congratulated last December the awarded long-term Alliance Program Visiting Professors for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Professors will visit for a full academic term, and teach a course, participate in research activities in their host department, present a seminar, and meet students.
The Alliance Program is an innovative partnership between Columbia University, École Polytechnique, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and Sciences Po. The four universities collaborate to develop academic partnerships and exchanges through joint projects, visiting professorships, doctoral mobility grants, and student-driven initiatives.
Few people know his name, but everyone knows what he did: Fulgence Bienvenüe designed the Parisian metro. The first episode of our series, "École Polytechnique: A Global Impact", takes a look at the life of the engineer who revolutionized transport in the French capital.
Pablo Ducru, class of 2011, was selected Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Schwarzman Scholars is an academic program designed to prepare future global leaders to meet the geopolitical challenges of the 21st century.
On Thursday, December 6th in Shanghai, China, an Expert Talk took place regarding the societal and industrial impacts of Artificial Intelligence. Four researchers from École Polytechnique talked on the subject AI: Impact on the Industry and the Society
Last week, Gérard Mourou, Professor at École Polytechnique, received his Nobel Prize in Physics from the Royal Swedish Academy from the hands of His Majesty the King of Sweden himself, in presence of Eric Labaye, President of École Polytechnique.
The founding members of the Île-de-France Photovoltaic Institute attended its official opening on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The Institute houses the Joint Research Unit of the same name created by École Polytechnique and CNRS in June 2018. To mark the occasion, l'X and Total also signed a contract to create a new Chair for responsible energy.
On November 16, 2018 at the Pavillon Royal in Paris, the fourteen participants of the first cohort of the École Polytechnique Executive Master Program received their diplomas. The graduation ceremony was attended by Isabelle Kocher, CEO of Engie and patron of the class.
École Polytechnique and 29 major companies have signed a pledge of common commitment against sexism in the workplace. Over the course of the coming year, the institution undertakes to implement at least one of the eight initiatives set out in the pledge.
Start-ups at École Polytechnique have truly excelled this year. L’X takes a look back at the achievements of its start-ups in 2018, including product launches, fundraising, workforce expansion and international development.
The Program, launched on December 12, 2018 in partnership with the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation and the École Polytechnique Foundation, will help develop collaborations between researchers and doctors, with a view to improving future healthcare services.
Last year, the French Oncology Forum (Rencontres de la cancérologie française) honored École Polytechnique and its researchers. This unprecedented involvement in a medical conference sparked the interest of doctors, patients and companies, who were introduced to the new technologies currently under study at our laboratories.
On November 28, 2018, more than 130 alumni of l'X met at the Maison des Polytechniciens to attend the inauguration ceremony of the AX-China Group, new alumni association. Chinese former students organized the event on the topic "Future: Data, Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence."