École Polytechnique is a leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting-edge of science and technology.

The École Polytechnique's research strategy is built around three pillars: 20 laboratories, eight areas of research which meet the challenges of society and technology through cross-laboratory and multidisciplinary projects.

The École Polytechnique's twenty laboratories span all major scientific fields. All of the École's laboratories are joint research units with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). LULI laboratory is one of the biggest laboratory of the ecole polytechnique.

The LULI laboratory, academic research center and very-large-scale research infrastructure carries out various missions for the benefit of the entire plasma-physics community.

As a national high-energy, high-power laser infrastructure, LULI makes accessible competitive laser chains and experimental facilities, coupling high-energy pulses with durations ranging from a few ns to tens of fs, to scientists for the study of laser-plasma interaction and its applications, either in the high energy density regime (HEDP) or in the relativistic regime, at ultra-high intensities (UHI).