Helium-3 from the lunar surface for nuclear fusion?

Florian Vidal, researcher at the French Institute of International Relations

On December 1st, 2021 4 mins reading time

Dominated by the competition between the USA and China, the return to the Moon is motivated by the study and exploitation of its resources: such as helium-3.

Pauline Rossi

Can pensions impact fertility in Africa?

Pauline Rossi, Professor of Economics at CREST* (IP Paris)

On December 1st, 2021 3 mins reading time

Gas: a sustainable upward trend

David Benatia, Assistant Professor of Economics at ENSAE (IP Paris) and HEC Montréal

On November 24th, 2021 3 mins reading time

On 1st October, the annual bill for an average household in France was €1,482 (incl. tax), the highest it has been over the last six years.

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Space security: the impossible consensus between powers

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Director of the Centre for Security, Strategy & Technology at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi

On November 24th, 2021 4 mins reading time

Why we need ‘explainable’ AI

Sihem Ben Mahmoud-Jouini, Associate Professor of Innovation Management at HEC and researcher at GREGHEC, Louis Vuarin, Postdoctoral fellow in SES department of Telecom Paris (I3-CNRS, IP Paris), Véronique Steyer, Associate Professor in Innovation Management at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On November 17th, 2021 5 mins reading time

In the Facebook files, an algorithmic system has emerged that is so complex it is beyond the control of the very engineers who developed it.


Public debt: reduce or write off?

Patrick Artus, Professor of economics at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and head economist at Natixis.

On November 17th, 2021 4 mins reading time

Finance: no more middlemen?

Julien Prat, Researcher at CNRS, CREST and École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On November 10th, 2021 4 mins reading time

Unlike traditional banking, exchanges in decentralised finance are managed between computers without intermediaries thanks to the blockchain.

Samy Lakhal

Can beauty be quantified?

Michael Benzaquen, Researcher at INSIS-CNRS and holder of the “Econophysics & Complex Systems” chair at École Polytechnique (IP Paris), Samy Lakhal, PhD student of the Econophysics & Complex Systems Chair (LadHyX) at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On November 10th, 2021 3 mins reading time

4D printing: intelligent materials of the future?

Giancarlo Rizza, Researcher at CEA specialised in 4D additive manufacturing

On November 3rd, 2021 4 mins reading time

4D printing is the functional form of 3D printing, enabling production of dynamic objects.

Mathieu Duchatel

Semiconductors at the heart of the China-US rivalry

Mathieu Duchâtel, Director of the Asia programme at Institut Montaigne

On October 27th, 2021 4 mins reading time

The current shortage of semiconductors, a market estimated at $600 billion, has become a worldwide problem.

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