The 35th Rencontres de Blois will be held on October 20 - 25, 2024 in the Château of Blois, in France's Loire Valley.

Focused on Particle Physics and Cosmology, it will emphasize the increasing interplay between high energy accelerator based physics and cosmology.

The conference will consist of plenary sessions for invited in depth oral presentations (review talks and talks on specific specialised topics), and contributed papers, in the form of relatively short talks given in parallel sessions. Special emphasis being placed on active participation by younger researchers and post-docs.

This will be the 35th meeting in this series of annual international multidisciplinary meetings, created in 1989 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 Château of Blois, a beautiful renaissance castle which has housed many French kings, and notably François the 1st.
Meals are served in the castle to all participants, in order to encourage interaction between scientists at all levels. Participation is limited to about 150 persons.

The meeting will be articulated around the results and their impact on current theories from major new experimental and observational facilities.

Topics will include:
  • Direct and indirect searches
  • BSM physics and DM candidates
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • DM searches at LHC
  • Future detectors

The detailed scientific programme is currently under development (see the indico page); if you urgently need information which is currently not available on this site, you may contact Christophe Grojean, at the email address:


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