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A team of students currently in the Ingénieur polytechnicien program represented l’X at the National Model United Nations (or NMUN) organized in New York in March. The final debates and the closing ceremony took place in the UN’s headquarters.

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Jacques Biot visited Morocco from March 22 to 24, 2015. The aim of his visit was to sign agreements with Moroccan preparatory classes, and meet with alumni in preparation for the Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship organized by the X-Morocco alumni association in Casablanca on April 21.

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Laurent Guin received a Prize by the French Académie des sciences for the work he conducted during his research internship at Columbia University, while Aymeri de Choulot and Stéphane Krystal received a scholarship from EDF to do their own internship there. The 3 students share their experience.

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Aude Durand, student from École Polytechnique, was awarded the “Best speaker” prize for the final round of the 2015 Debating Tournament which took place in Paris on March 23. L'X team arrived in second position this year behind the University of Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas).

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Habib Ammari, alumni of École Polytechnique, received in March 2015 the Khwarizmi International Award which is given since 1987 to researchers who have done outstanding work in the areas of research and scientific or technological innovation.

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On March 10, 2015, Tidjane Thiam was appointed CEO of Credit Suisse group. This alumni has had an exceptional international career. Jean-Louis Basdevant, who was his professor at École Polytechnique, remembers him as a student.

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The Austrian mathematician Martin Hairer, Fields Medal laureate in 2014, will give a series of seven exceptional conferences from March 16 to April 9, 2015, at École Polytechnique. Organised by the Jacques Hadamard Foundation, his lectures will be on "regularity structures."

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École Polytechnique and Thales signed a partnership agreement on the 9th of February with a view to developing a revolutionary new laser technology.
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École Polytechnique Applied Optics Lab received a new grant from the European Research Council. The team, led by Victor Malka, was distinguished for its work on the development of innovative technologies for cancer detection at an early stage.

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An international study, involving French climate scientists, shows that the CO2 contribution to climate disturbance from human activities is increasing, leading in 2030 to a 50% uncertainty in climate sensitivity to these disturbances. It is published online by Nature Geoscience, February 23, 2015.

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