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) has 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.

(To locate ICISE, open a Google Earth window and just type International Center of Interdisciplinary Science Education in the Search field.)

  The Rencontres du Vietnam on
Very High Energy Phenomena in the Universe

will focus on what is also called astroparticle physics. This meeting will be organized in Quy Nhon on a regular basis every 4 years, alternating with the Rencontres de Moriond meeting on the same subject. 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. Special emphasis will be placed on active participation by younger researchers and post-docs.

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. Lunchs are served in the center to all participants, in order to enhance interaction between scientists at all levels.

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

The detailed scientific programme is currently under construction; if you urgently need information which is currently not available on this site, you may contact Gérard Fontaine, at the email address: fontaine@admin.in2p3.fr

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The conference has been announced on the CERN, INSPIRE-HEP, CADC and COMS conference databases.

The main topics of the conference will include (non exhaustive list):

  • Gamma Ray Astronomy
  • Cosmic Rays
  • Neutrino Astronomy
  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Dark Matter
  • Multi-messenger astronomy
    (including gravitational waves)

Scientific Program Committee
Eric Armengaud
Irfu, Saclay, France
Pierre Brun
Irfu, Saclay, France
Jacques Dumarchez
LPNHE, Paris, France
Gérard Fontaine
LLR, Palaiseau, France
Gilles Gerbier
Irfu, Saclay, France
Francis Halzen
Univ. Wisconsin, Madison, USA
Antoine Kouchner
APC, Paris, France
Marianne Lemoine-Goumard
CENBG, Bordeaux, France
Nicolas Leroy
LAL, Orsay, France
Robert Mochkovitch
IAP, Paris, France
François Montanet
LPSC, Grenoble, France
Éric Nuss
LUPM, Montpellier, France
Frédéric Piron
LUPM, Montpellier, France
Sylvie Rosier-Lees
LAPP, Annecy, France
Günter Sigl
ITP, Hamburg, Germany
Christian Spiering
DESY, Zeuthen, Germany
David Thompson
GSFC, Greenbelt, USA
Jean Trân Thanh Vân
LPT, Orsay, France

Contact Us

For questions regarding the scientific program contact:
Gérard Fontaine

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

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Tel : 33 (0)1 69 28 51 35