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 stellar winds
Blowing in the Wind

has as an objective to bridge the gab between researchers working on the inside and on the outside of stars. To build this bridge, we need to consider many different fields all revolving around stellar winds: stellar structure evolution and abundances, winds launching mechanisms in luminous stars (such as OB, WR or AGB stars), pulsations and dust formation, meteoritic stardust, mass transfer in binaries, winds impact on circumstellar environments, bow shocks and planetary nebulae, mass loss and its feedback onto host galaxies and stellar clusters. Summer 2016 is timely to examine what clues ALMA's fantastic resolution provides on stellar neighbourhoods, and how the big radiotelescope FAST might be put to a good use for the next advances. Most Vietnamese astronomers work on stellar environments with the tools of radioastronomy and ICISE in Quy Nhon (Vietnam) is a perfect meeting point for Asian and Western countries. Given the diversity of the participants, emphasis will be given to introductory and review talks, and room will be kept for discussions between participants coming from different horizons.  The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind !

The conference will consist of plenary sessions for invited indepth oral presentations (review talks and talks on specific specialised topics), and posters and contributed papers (sollicitated or selected from abstract submission). Special emphasis is being placed on active participation by young researchers and post-docs.
The best poster will be awarded a prize ! (dead-line for poster submission: 1st july)

Scientific Program Committee
Nick Cox
IRAP, Toulouse, France
Orsola De marco
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Aruna Goswami
IIA, Bengaluru, India
Josef Hron
University of Vienna, Austria
Robert Izzard
Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK
Amanda Karakas
ANU, Canberra, Australia
Pierre Lesaffre     (Chair)
LERMA/ENS, Paris, France
Di Li
NAOC, Beijing, P.R. China
Xiaowei Liu
KIAA-Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China
Maria Lugaro     (co-Chair)
Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Paola Marigo
University of Padova, Italy
Pham Thi Tuyet Nhung
VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam
Philippe Stee
Obs. de la Côte d'Azur, Nice, France
Chris Tout
Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK
Dinh Van Trung
VAST, Hanoi, Vietnam
Jacco Van Loon
Keele University, Staffordshire, UK
Eva Villaver
UAM, Madrid, Spain


We acknowledge support from:
french CNRS National Programmes
for Stellar Physics
for Interstellar Physics and Chemistry
via Rencontres du Vietnam
Observatoire de Paris
Logo Sponsors

Contact Us

For questions regarding the scientific program contact:
Pierre Lesaffre

For administrative information contact:
Aimie Fong
Secretary of the Rencontres du Vietnam

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