The Rencontres du Vietnam began with a meeting in Hanoi on Particle Physics
and Astrophysics in December 1993; a second one was held in Saigon in October
1995. The third Rencontres du Vietnam, devoted to Condensed Matter Physics
was held in Hanoi in January 1999. The fourth Rencontres du Vietnam, entitled
Physics at Extreme Energies, was also held in Hanoi in July 2000. And finally
astrophysicists and particle physicists gathered in August 2004 for the fifth
Rencontres focused on New Views in Particle Physics and New Views on the
The aim of the Rencontres has been to extend the successful international
collaboration of Europe, Russia, Japan and the United States in these rapidly
evolving fields to the emerging Pacific rim countries.
The number of countries represented and the presence of leading scientists
has emphasised the importance which the international community places on
scientific links with Vietnam.
As a natural continuation of this series, two parallel conferences, one on
nanophysics and the other on astroparticle physics,
will be organised in 2006.
The aim of the Rencontres has been to extend the successful international collaboration of Europe, Russia, Japan and the United States in these rapidly evolving fields to the emerging Pacific rim countries.
The number of countries represented and the presence of leading scientists has emphasised the importance which the international community places on scientific links with Vietnam.
As a natural continuation of this series, two parallel conferences, one on nanophysics and the other on astroparticle physics, will be organised in 2006.
Scientific Program Committee
E. Audit (Saclay) ,
M. Boratav (Paris) ,
L. Celnikier (Meudon) ,
G. Chardin (Saclay) ,
J. Dumarchez (Paris) ,
J.-M. Frère (Bruxelles) ,
Y. Giraud-Héraud (Paris) ,
P. Q. Hung (Charlottesville) ,
P. Laurent (Saclay) ,
H. Nguyen (Caltech) ,
R. Ong (Los Angeles) ,
G. Sigl (Paris) ,
J. Tran Thanh Van (Orsay) ,
P. Von Ballmoos (Toulouse)
Nguyen Ai Viet (Hanoi), Nguyen Anh Ky (Hanoi), Nguyen Mong Giao (Hanoi), Nguyen Gia Lap (Hanoi), Nguyen Van Hieu (Hanoi), Vo Van Thuan (Hanoi).
Conference secretaryMrs Elizabeth Hautefeuille
The sixth Rencontres du Vietnam will be held in Hanoi from Sunday August 6th to Saturday August 12th, 2006. It will consist of two parallel conferences held at the same location:
The conference will be devoted to fundamental and current topics of particle physics and astrophysics from the experimental and theoretical points of view. The aim of the conference is to develop the relationship between Vietnamese physicists and their colleagues all around the world, in particular from South-East Asia and the Western countries.
The conference is organised jointly by:
Sponsorship has been requested from:
- the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris, France
- the French National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, France
- the French Atomic Energy Commission, Paris, France
- the Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology, Vietnam
- the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul, Korea
- the National Science Foundation, Washington, USA
- the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics,Trieste, Italy
The scientific program will consist mainly of reviews and invited talks. Parallel and poster sessions will be set up as the need arises; the relevant details may be found on each conference's site. Very schematically, the two conferences will be articulated around a number of key themes (details may be found on other pages on this site, and will be constantly updated):
Session hours are: 8:30 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 17:00
It is hoped that the papers presented at the conference will be published in the form of a proceedings volume. Participants will receive a copy without farther charge.
In order to enhance interaction and exchange between participants, we will endeavour to lodge most participants in this same hotel; however, due to limited room availability, some participants will have to be lodged in neighbouring four star hotels, within a short (1km) taxi ride of the conference hotel. Taxis in Hanoi are very cheap and easily available.
If you would in any case prefer to be lodged in one of the four star hotels, please indicate this on the registration form - there is a special line on the form, with a box to be ticked.
All meals, however, will be taken together in restaurants close to the five star hotel (for lunch) or downtown (for dinner).
The cost per person (full board for 6 days) will amount to
Important note: Hotel reservations are made for the whole duration of the meeting, i.e. from Sunday August 6th afternoon to Saturday August 12th morning (lunch included). Please note that the total cost of the meeting cannot be reduced even in case of partial attendance.
If you intend to arrive before August 6th and leave after August 12th,
please let us know in advance, so that we can try to make the appropriate
hotel reservation for you.
Please note also that if you arrive before midday, and wish your room to be made available immediately, you will be charged for an extra day; you must inform us, so that the hotel can prepare your room in advance.
J. Tran Thanh Van: e-mail: Jean.Tran-Thanh-Van@th.u-psud.fr
Rencontres du Vietnam, Université de Paris-Sud,
Bât 210, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
For return flights to Paris
a special price has been negociated with Vietnam Airlines for conference participants, valid from July 12 to August 30.
If interested, please contact :
Ms Diem at :
9 rue de la Paix
75002 PARIS - FRANCE
Phone: 01.44.55.39.38 or 90
Another useful address for flights from France to Vietnam on other carriers is:
11 Rue de Marseille
69007 Lyon France
Phone:04 78 61 98 60
Fax : 04 72 76 21 13
For US participants :
Examples of price ranges for return flights from New York and Los Angeles:
New York - Hanoi - New York : 1200 - 1300 USD
Los Angeles - Hanoi - Los Angeles : 1100 - 1200 USD
If interested, please contact for confirmation of the price:
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Flights to Asia are very crowded at the time of the conference. Please contact your travel agency without delay for reservations.
Please note that persons accompanying participants also require a visa, and therefore should also fill in the visa application form. Visa formalities must be completed by July 1st, 2006.
If you are interested in participating in any of these tours, please fill in the online tour registration form.
For certain parts of these tours, you are advised to bring a decent pair of walking shoes!