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#International

On February 19th, Mitacs Canada and École Polytechnique signed a cooperation agreement which aims at encouraging research internships in Canadian companies and universities.

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#International

On January 31st and February 1st, 2019, a delegation of Columbia Deans visited École Polytechnique, as part of the Alliance Program meeting held in Paris the same week.

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The name and brand of Institut Polytechnique de Paris
#Institution

The name and brand of the new institution formed by the partnership between École Polytechnique, ENSTA, ENSAE, Télécom ParisTech and Télécom SudParis was unveiled this Thursday, February 7, 2019. The new institution is named Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

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Urbain le Verrier spent his life searching for the logic behind the chaos of the stars and the climate. He discovered Neptune and developed an atmospheric observation network, which went on to become the French National Meteorological Service, Météo-France. Watch the fifth and final episode of our series "École Polytechnique: a Global Impact".

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#International

In December 2018, President of École Polytechnique Eric Labaye visited Zhejiang University during his trip to China, accompanied by a delegation of researchers and members of École Polytechnique's administration, and met with his colleague, President Wu Zhaohui. Some weeks later, he received a delegation from ZJU at l’X.

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While studying fluorescence, Henri Becquerel discovered natural radioactivity. He was at the forefront of this brand-new field of research, alongside Marie and Pierre Curie, for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Watch the fourth episode of our series "École Polytechnique: A Global Impact".

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#Award, Interviews

Chloé Dindault, PhD candidate at the Ile-de-France Photovoltaic Institute (IPVF) and affiliated with the Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films (LPICM, École Polytechnique/CNRS) is named one of the 2019 recipients of the prestigious Siebel Scholars awards.

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With a keen passion for optics, Fresnel became interested in the behavior of light as a wave, refuting Newton’s theories. On the practical side of things, he designed a new type of lens that continues to be used in lighthouses to this day. Watch the third episode of our series "École Polytechnique: A Global Impact".

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