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The name and brand of Institut Polytechnique de Paris

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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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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The collective scientific student project "Destiny", carried out within the Student Space Center of l'X, was selected after the presentation made by students in ESA’s ESTEC technical center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, last November, by the REXUS/BEXUS programme to be flown on a stratospheric balloon in October 2019.

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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, L'X on air

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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On January 16th - 17th, researchers from the Computer Science Laboratory of École Polytechnique in collaboration with the Foundation of École Polytechnique and the Norwegian Center for Sustainable Energy Studies organized the PhD and Industry Days 2019 at l’X.

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