École Polytechnique facts for kids
|Type||Public, Graduate engineering school|
|Affiliations||Conférence des Grandes Écoles
École Polytechnique (EP or "l'X") is the best-kown engineering school in France. It is in a campus of Palaiseau (Northern France).
Its different curricula lead to the following French & European degrees :
- Ingénieur Polytechnicien (Polytechnique Graduate engineer Masters level program)
- Master of Science & PhD doctorate studies
- Mastères Spécialisés (MS)
- Massive Online Open Courses.
Academic activities and industrial applied research are performed in French and English languages. Students from a lot of nationalities participate to the different curricula at École Polytechnique.
- Caroline Aigle, French fighter jet pilot
- Paul-Louis Arslanian, Former head of Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile
- Michel Bernard, French public servant
- Yves Carcelle, French businessman
- Auguste Comte, French thinker
- Jacques Friedel, French physicist, educator and material scientist
- Carlos Ghosn, French-Lebanese businessman
- Joseph-Louis Lagrange, mathematician and astronomer
- Yves Lambert, French aerospace engineer
- Edmond Malinvaud, French economist
- Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of GDF Suez
- Guy du Merle, French aerospace engineer, pilot and writer
- Louis Pailhas, French politician and aerospace engineer
- Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist
- Jean Robieux, French Physicist
- Gérard Rozenknop, French aerospace engineer
- Jean-Paul Troadec, French aerospace engineer
- Jacques Villiers, French aerospace engineer and public servant
- Michel Wachenheim, French ambassador
Images for kids
The cadets of Polytechnique rushed to the defence of Paris against the foreign armies in 1814. A statue set in the honour courtyard of the school commemorates this deed. A copy was installed in West Point.
Benoît Mandelbrot during his speech at the ceremony when he was made an officer of the Legion of Honour on 11 September 2006, at the École polytechnique
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