Laboratories of excellence

The teams of the École Polytechnique Research Center are part of ten "laboratories of excellence", French research networks of excellence designed to promote joint research work between labs working in related fields. The Labex, as they are nicknamed in French, conduct research in the following areas: economy regulation for society; particle physics and cosmology; sustainable development, energy and health; nanoscience; fundamental and applied physics; chemistry, physics and computer science in response to society's expectations regarding treatment of CO¬2 and pollutants; life sciences; major information and communication systems of tomorrow; plasmas; and, finally, climate change.