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The JUNO (Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory) experiment is an international collaboration to which the Leprince-Ringuet Laboratory (LLR) of École Polytechnique participates. The goal is to measure the mass of particles called neutrinos. The kick-off meeting was on January 10, 2015.
On January 15, the second conference of the cycle of lectures on “Economists facing climate change” will be given by Shyama Ramani on the following topic: "Addressing the vulnerability of the poor to climate change : A systemic inquiry".
Nicolas Mercouroff (X83) launched TiVipedia, an application that provides instant answers to questions viewers have behind their screens. His start-up TiVine Technologies was selected in the final rounds of Paris 2014 "Grands prix de l’innovation".
École Polytechnique, represented by its Director Yves Demay, and the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (or ITA, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica), represented by its Rector Professor Carlos Américo Pacheco, have signed an agreement for a double degree program on December 1, 2014.
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).