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.

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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:

  • 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
    Direct and indirect searches
    Primordial black holes
  • Inflation and the Early Universe after Planck
    Primordial tensor modes, primordial non-Gaussianities, model selection
    Gravitational waves from reheating, phase transitions and cosmic strings
  • Large Scale Structures
    Bias, Relativistic effects
    Effective approches to the mildly nonlinear regime
    N-body simulations
  • Dark Energy and Modified Gravity
    Tests of General Relativity and alternative theories
    Gravitational waves
  • String theory and Cosmology
  • Cosmic neutrino phenomenology

Scientific Program Committee
Pierre Astier
LPNHE, Paris, France
François Bouchet
IAP, 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
Tomotake Matsumura
KEK, Tsukuba, Japan
Hien T. Nguyen
JPL, Caltech, Pasadena, USA
Joe Silk
IAP, Paris, France
Johns Hopkins University,
Baltimore, USA
Filippo Vernizzi
IPhT, Saclay, France

Contact Us

For questions regarding the scientific program contact:
Jacques Dumarchez

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

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