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 The alliance of scientific education and research Ecole Polytechnique  Training scientific, industrial and economical leaders Since 1794, the most prestigious Graduate Institute of Science and Technology in France (“Grande Ecole”)  Member of ParisTech

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A long tradition of Scientific Excellence Ecole Polytechnique alumni are  Leaders in the Public Sector  Corporate Executives  World-Renowned Scientists Training scientific, industrial and economical leaders

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Facts & figures  International > 150 agreements with foreign universities  Education 2,600 students > « Ingénieur Polytechnicien »: 2,000 students 20 % international > Master of Science: 200 students 50 % international > PhD: 420 students 35% international 400 faculty members > 14 members of the French Academy of Sciences > 12 % international > 9 departments (education and research)  Research > 1,500 people in the research center > 640 researchers > 420 PhD > 21 laboratories

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An outstanding campus  15 km away from Paris, 200 hectares  Direct commuter train from downtown Paris  9,000 m² of sport facilities: rugby, soccer, horse riding, swimming, climbing, golf, fencing, athletics…  59 lecture halls and classrooms  1,500 individual dorm rooms

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A multidisciplinary research centre 21 laboratories 1,500 people Biology Mechanics (Solid Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Meteorology) Physics and Applied Physics (Theoretical, Condensed Matter, Solid-State, Particle, Nuclear, Plasma, Materials, Electronics, Lasers, Optics) Economics Computer Science Humanities and Social Sciences Chemistry Mathematics Applied Mathematics

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TOP 10% « Classes Préparatoires »   2 or 3 years National Examination Scientific « baccalauréat » Admission Scientific « Elites » The 500 BEST : ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE 400 100 Excellent University Mathematics / Physic   2 ou 3 years High-School (130 000) TOP 0,3% In France… … and abroad International Examination

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GENERAL EDUCATION YEAR 1 YEAR 2 One class = 500 students 400 French 100 International YEAR 3 SPECIALIZED EDUCATION YEAR 4 The « Ingénieur Polytechnicien » curriculum, an Advanced Master in Science & Technology Physics Micro-Nano-Optoelectronics Physics and Chemistry of Life Computer Science Mathematics Applied Mathematics Engineering, Simulation and Modeling Mechanics: Materials and Structure Mechanics: Fluid Dynamics Earth and Environment Eco-Sciences Biology Chemistry at Frontiers Genosciences Economics Quantitative Economics & Finance 1) Doctoral coursework 2) Master of Science 3) Graduate Institute of Technology

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Master of Science Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree Duration: 2 years - Possibility to be admitted directly to the 2nd year Tuition fees: from 440 € to 11,000 € depending on the duration of the program and the type of scholarship awarded Financial support: Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships Master of Science and Technology Advanced Technologies in Materials and Structures Transportation and Sustainable Development (with the ENPC) Complex Industrial System Engineering Master of Science by Research Molecular and Cellular Biology Chemistry Computer Science Mathematics Applied Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Applied Physics Economics and Management

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 Internationally recognized degree  Duration: 3 years  Admission after a Master of Science by Research  420 PhD students : 35% international  100% of PhD students have financial support  90 PhD defences in 2005  PhD Awards: 8 prizes per year PhD Program

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Japan Italy Spain Switzerland Russia Germany The Netherlands Sweden United-Kingdom USA Canada Brazil S. Korea China India Mexico Chile Singapore Iran Vietnam Romania Morocco Tunisia Lebanon Double Degree Program General partnership Free Mobility to EP EP students abroad International development

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On the international side  Non-degree programs for students from partner universities: - International Exchange Program - International Internship Program  Degree programs open to international students: - « Ingénieur Polytechnicien » - Master of Science - PhD

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International Exchange Program Study Abroad Opportunity at Ecole Polytechnique Application requirements - to have at least completed 2 to 3 years of undergraduate studies in Science or in Engineering - to have excellent results in Mathematics and in Science - to have a good command of the French language Courses offered - Scientific courses from the year 2 or year 3 of the “Ingénieur Polytechnicien” curriculum - Optional courses: Sport, French, Seminars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Foreign Languages - Research internship in one of the 21 research centers Duration - from 3 months to one academic year

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International Exchange Program Study Abroad Opportunity at Ecole Polytechnique Main application deadline March 15, 2008 for admission in September 2008 and January 2009 Additional applications Accepted until October 28, 2008 for admission in January 2009 Admission Students are admitted solely on the basis of their academic qualifications as shown in the application file. Admission is notified no later than end of May and by mid-November for the second selection.

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International Exchange Program Students Over the past 5 years, more than 35 students from US universities have participated in the International Exchange Program : MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Northwestern… Students from Columbia University: Kiri Datchev, Applied Mathematics & Applied Physics at Ecole Polytechnique in 2003-2004 Claire Faltermeier, Biological Sciences at Ecole Polytechnique in the spring 2005 and in 2006-2007, Master in Molecular and Cellular Biology International Exchange students in 2006-2007 come from Austria , Germany, Italy, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, US, Korea, PR China, Taiwan… All International Exchange Students live on campus and take the same courses as regular students (French and International).

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International Exchange Program MIT Students at Ecole Polytechnique Awo Ashiabor BS’ 06 in EE-CS Fall 2005 Manal Dia BS’ 06 in EE-CS Fall 2005 Emre Aciksoz BS ’06 in EE-CS Spring 2006 Ruby Lau BS' 05 in Economics Spring 2005 Jerrad Pierce BS '05 in Chemistry & DUSP Spring 2005 Catia Verbeke BS '06 in Biology Spring 2005 Nada Amin BS '05 in EE-CS Fall 2003 Suelin Chen BS '03 in Biology Fall 2003 & Spring 2004 Bernardo Zacka BS '05 in EE-CS Fall 2003 Tilke Judd BS '03 in Mathematics Fall 2003 & Spring 2004 Jeffrey Greenbaum BS '04 in Economics and Math Spring 2004 Kim Khanh Nguyen BS '03 in EE-CS Fall 2002 Daniel Guarda BS '04 in Mechanical Eng. Spring 2003 Jacqueline Lai BS '04 in EE-CS Spring 2003 Genevieve Park BS '04 in Environmental Eng. Spring 2003 Vanessa Pena BS '04 in Mechanical Eng. Spring 2003 Susan Taing BS '02 in Mathematics Fall 2001 George Peev BS '02 in EE-CS Spring 2002 Katy Kaminski BS '01 in EE-CS Spring 2000

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The International Internship Program Research internship in one of the 21 research centers - Open to advanced undergraduate students (juniors and seniors), Master and PhD students - Duration: 3 months to 6 months - Knowledge of French is a plus but is not required - Previous experience in research Application deadline At least 4 months before the beginning of the internship Monthly stipends provided by Ecole Polytechnique to cover basic expenses (housing, food, transportation…)

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Physics and Applied Physics (1/2) > Theoretical Physics (CPHT) • Mathematical physics • Fundamental interactions • Condensed matter • Plasma physics > Particle Physics & Astrophysics (LLR): physics of elementary particles and fundamental interactions, experimental studies and developments > Condensed Matter (PMC) • Physics and chemistry of surfaces and thin films • Materials synthesis (deposits, electrochemistry, sol-gel synthesis,...), and characterization (NMR, X-rays, microscopy,...) • Study of irregular systems with fractal geometry > Plasma Physics and Technologies (LPTP) Plasma turbulence Coherent scattering Novel plasma and X-ray sources Ion beams Plasma deposition and etching

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Physics and Applied Physics (2/2) > Applied Optics (LOA) Intense femtosecond lasers Sources of ultrashort X-ray and Extreme UltraViolet pulses, and electron bunches Metrology, and characterization of ultrashort phenomena > Intense Lasers (LULI) Advanced solid-state lasers and innovative optics technologies Use of high energy and high power pulsed lasers for Inertial Confinement Fusion and laser-matter interaction physics Coherent and incoherent x-ray sources and laser-accelerated particle beams > Thin Films and Interfaces (PICM) Silicon based thin films and nanomaterials Large area electronic applications Carbone nanotubes and applications Polarimetric instrumentation > Irradiated Solids (LSI) Physicochemistry of materials under irradiation Nanomaterials High Tc superconductors Radiografting and biomaterials Laser-solid interaction Spin dependent transport in nanowires

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Computer Science, Math & Applied Math > Computer Science (LIX): from algorithms to software Algebraic, combinatorial, probabilistic, functional structures / computer algebra / control / optimization / bioinformatics / cryptology / routing / distributed computations / complex systems / formal mathematics > Mathematics (CMLS): mathematical study of physical or mechanical phenomena Geometry / Number theory / Dynamical systems / Symplectic topology > Applied Mathematics (CMAP): modeling, mathematical analysis, numerical analysis and effective scientific computation for phenomena appearing in the physical, chemical, economical and information science Signal processing / Finance / Inverse problem / Optimization / Parallel computing

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Mechanics > Solid Mechanics (LMS) • Micromechanics of materials • Dynamics and stability • Fracture and fatigue • Rock and soil mechanics • Inverse problems • Geomechanics > Hydrodynamics (LadHyx) • Flow instabilities • Transition to turbulence • Applications of the physics of chaos • Geophysical fluid dynamics • Flow-structure interactions > Dynamic Meteorology (LMD) • Model simulations of climate and climate change • Model studies and forecast of atmospheric pollution • Instrumentation and meteorological observations • Analysis of satellite data

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www.polytechnique.edu Ecole Polytechnique Sylvain Ferrari International Development Coordinator Vice Presidency for External Affairs Phone: +33 1 69 33 34 05 e-mail: sylvain.ferrari@polytechnique.edu Office of Global Programs Columbia University Kathleen McDermott, Assistant Vice President for Global Programs e-mail: km26@columbia.edu Phone: 212-854-1219 Alliance Program Columbia University Vanessa Scherrer, Program Director e-mail: vcs2002@columbia.edu Elodie Luquet, Program Coordinator e-mail: el2374@columbia.edu Phone: 212-854-2056

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