Poll: 65% of the French think we need to slow down innovation in the face of climate change

Jérôme Fourquet , Director of Opinion Department at Ifop

On November 30th, 2022 6 min reading time

“Science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul” : 84% of French people say that “science has no right to do things that would alter nature too much”.

What are the risks of space for humans?

Pierre Henriquet, Doctor in Nuclear Physics and Columnist at Polytechnique Insights

On November 30th, 2022 6 min reading time

Space is often referred to as being dangerous for humans, but what are the risks of venturing into this environment? How can they be minimised?

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Rudolf Clausius: the scientist who helped us understand the climate

Annalisa Plaitano, science communicator

On November 30th, 2022 4 min reading time

Opinion poll: the French have an excellent image of science, but lack knowledge 

Jérôme Fourquet , Director of Opinion Department at Ifop

On November 23rd, 2022 4 min reading time

92% of French people have a good image of science, but only 21% have a “satisfactory” level of scientific knowledge

COP27: cities and universities create an alliance against climate change

Patricia Crifo, Professor of Economics at École Polytechnique (IP Paris), Researcher at CREST (CNRS) and Associate Researcher at CIRANO, Lorenzo Kihlgren Grandi, Founder and Director of the City Diplomacy Lab at Columbia Global Centers (Paris)

On November 23rd, 2022 4 min reading time

An event at COP27 on the role of city-university alliances provided several examples of collaborations for the climate.

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Armed forces are turning to generic technologies, like AI 

Lucie Liversain, PhD student at I³-CRG* at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On November 23rd, 2022 4 min reading time

Hydrogen in transport: everything you need to know in 10 questions

Aurélien Bigo, Research Associate of the Energy and Prosperity Chair at Institut Louis Bachelier

On November 16th, 2022 9 min reading time

Despite the 60% increase in consumption compared to 2020, hydrogen represented only 0.003% of transport energy consumption worldwide in 2021.

Patricia Crifo

How to evaluate commitments and progress towards “Net Zero Emissions”

Patricia Crifo, Professor of Economics at École Polytechnique (IP Paris), Researcher at CREST (CNRS) and Associate Researcher at CIRANO, Ekaterina Ghosh, student in economics of smart cities and climate policies at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On November 16th, 2022 4 min reading time

Why the medical AI revolution could never happen

Joël Perez Torrents, PhD student at I³-CRG* at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On November 16th, 2022 5 min reading time

Whilst there may be a disruptive application for AI that could “revolutionise” medical care, developments in healthcare will more likely happen over decades.

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Where does public debt come from and what should we do about it?

Patrick Artus, Head Economist at Natixis

On November 16th, 2022 4 min reading time

Three traps set by stereotypes

Patrice Georget, Lecturer in Psychosociology at the University School of Management IAE Caen

On November 9th, 2022 6 min reading time

Like cognitive biases and heuristics, stereotypes are shortcuts of thought. Can we anticipate them to maintain a minimum of free will in our judgements and decisions?

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Ageing as a disease: a new paradigm in medicine?

Jean-Marc Lemaître, INSERM Research Director at Institut de Médecine régénératrice et Biothérapie de Montpellier (IRMB)

On November 9th, 2022 4 min reading time

Digital twins to predict disease

On November 10th, 2022 4 min reading time

Dassault Systèmes have created a digital twin of the heart that could be used to model the organ in patients and potentially anticipate health issues.

Three beliefs that hold companies back in the face of crises

On November 2nd, 2022 5 min reading time

Over time, business strategies can become mental models but in an uncertain world these beliefs are becoming more rapidly obsolete.

New Space: the changing face of the space industry

On November 3rd, 2022 5 min reading time

New Space offers a way to exploit all the potential uses of space: space tourism, data tracking or synchronisation of terrestrial electrical networks.

How can aviation possibly meet climate targets? 

Jérôme Fontane, Lecturer in the Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion Department of ISAE-SUPAERO, Thomas Planès, PhD student at ISAE-SUPAERO

On October 25th, 2022 4 min reading time

A recent study shows how an ambitious decarbonisation scenario could make it possible to maintain the aviation sector’s share of the global carbon budget.

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How can aviation possibly meet climate targets? 

Jérôme Fontane, Lecturer in the Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion Department of ISAE-SUPAERO, Thomas Planès, PhD student at ISAE-SUPAERO

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“We must reduce air travel to meet the Paris Climate Agreement”

Aurélien Bigo, Research Associate of the Energy and Prosperity Chair at Institut Louis Bachelier

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Fly easy with better aerodynamics

Marie Couliou, Research scientist at ONERA and temporary lecturer at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris

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Biofuels, an alternative that is still too expensive

Samuel Saysset, Lead techno advisor at ENGIE Research, Jean-Philippe Héraud, Process engineer at IFP Energies nouvelles, Paul Mannes, director of Total Aviation, in charge of the worldwide business line, Jérôme Bonini, Research and Technology Director, Safran aircraft engines

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Aviation: can hydrogen live up to the hype?

Johnny Deschamps, Professor at the Chemistry and Processes Unit (UCP) at ENSTA Paris (IP Paris), Samuel Saysset, Lead techno advisor at ENGIE Research

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“Pandemic: extra time to reduce CO2 emissions of aviation sector”

Venetia Baden-Powell, Equity research associate at Goldman Sachs

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