Since 1993 the Rencontres du Vietnam , which is an official partner of UNESCO, has organised international scientific conferences and schools to foster exchanges between Vietnamese or Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world.

The construction of the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in the city of Quy Nhon (Central Vietnam) will have the ambitious objective to focus on developing Science and Education, helping young Asian students and scientists to meet with the International Science community, bringing the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge from attending lectures and sharing ideas with overseas high-level counterparts.

  The Rencontres du Vietnam on
Exoplanetary Science

will focus on the newly emergent, but already mature, science of exoplanetary research. The conference will consist of plenary sessions for invited indepth oral presentations (review talks and talks on specific specialised topics), and contributed papers, in the form of relatively short oral papers or posters. We will aim to achieve a balance between review talks, provocative talks given by recognized specialists, and shorter contributions, special emphasis being placed on active participation by younger researchers and post-docs. Parallel sessions are foreseen, and are being organised as the need arises.

This will be the 10th meeting in this series of topical international multidisciplinary meetings, created by Jean Trân Thanh Vân and which has in the past covered many topics in physics, astronomy and biology. All sessions take place in the newly created International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and education, in the university town of Quy Nhon, in Vietnam. Meals are served in the center to all participants, in order to enhance interaction between scientists at all levels. Participation is limited to about 150 persons.

Links to other recent meetings in this series may be found at http://vietnam.in2p3.fr

The meeting will be articulated around the results and their impact on exoplanetary science from major new observational projects which have recently been commissioned, or are being projected - the letimotif of the meeting will be what are we likely to learn over the next decade.

The detailed scientific programme is currently in the works; if you urgently need information which is currently not available on this site, you may contact Ludwik Celnikier, at the email address: ludwik.celnikier@obspm.fr

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Scientific Program Committee
Ludwik Celnikier
Meudon Observatory, France
Jacques Dumarchez
LPNHE, Paris, France
Shigaru Ida
Ecole Polytechnique, Tokyo, Japan
Lisa Kaltenegger
MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany
Jacques Laskar
Paris Observatory, France
Doug Lin
Lick Observatory, USA
Michel Mayor
Geneva Observatory, Switzerland
Stephane Mazevet
Meudon Observatory, France
Francesco Pepe
Geneva Observatory, Switzerland
George Ricker
Daniel Rouan
Meudon Observatory, France
Jean Trân Thanh Vân
LPT, Orsay, France

Contact Us

For questions regarding the scientific program contact:
Ludwik Celnikier

For administrative information contact:
Hady Schenten
Secretary of the Rencontres du Vietnam

BP 33
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Tel : 33 (0)1 69 28 51 35