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 Cosmology
Cosmology - 50 years after CMB discovery

will review the most recent status of the field. The conference will consist of plenary sessions for invited indepth oral presentations (review talks and talks on specific specialised topics), and contributed papers in half a day parallel sessions, in the form of relatively short oral papers (sollicitated or selected from abstract submission). Special emphasis is being placed on active participation by young researchers and post-docs.

The main topics of the conference are:

  • History of the CMB
    History of the discovery and its interpretation
    CMB temperature measurements
    Instruments for the CMB measurements
  • CMB Polarization
    results from space, ground and balloon borne projects
    future projects
  • Other CMB measurements
    Astrophysics and Foregrounds, SZ catalogues ...
  • Dark Energy
    optical surveys
    (galaxy and cluster correlations, BAO, weak lensing, SN1a)
    21cm observations
    high redshift galaxies and cosmic reionization
  • Dark Matter
    Evidence for DM in the Universe
    Indirect searches
    Direct searches
  • Primordial Perturbations and Cosmological Inflation after Planck
    large tensor modes, non-Gaussianities
    consequences of reheating on cosmic strings and gravitational waves
  • Dark Energy and Modified Gravity
  • String theory and Cosmology
  • Cosmological neutrino phenomenology

Scientific Program Committee
Réza Ansari
LAL, Orsay, France
Pierre Astier
LPNHE, Paris, France
Cliff Burgess
Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Canada
Jacques Dumarchez
LPNHE, Paris, France
Ken Ganga
APC, Paris, France
Yannick Giraud-Héraud
APC, Paris, France
Jean-Marc Le Goff
Irfu-SPP, Saclay, France
Christophe Magneville
Irfu-SPP, Saclay, France
Henry McCracken
IAP, Paris, France
Hien T. Nguyen
JPL, Caltech, Pasadena, USA
Joe Silk
IAP, Paris, France
Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, USA
Filippo Vernizzi
IPhT, Saclay, France
Ben Wandelt
IAP, Paris, France

Contact Us

For questions regarding the scientific program contact:
Jacques Dumarchez

For administrative information contact:
Vera de Sá Varanda

LPNHE - Université Paris 6
CC 200
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris
Tel : 33 (0)1 44 27 63 28