Two Rencontres du Vietnam, devoted to Particle Physics and Astrophysics
were held in Vietnam; the first one in December 1993 and the second one
in October 1995. The third Rencontres du Vietnam, devoted to Condensed
Matter Physics was held in Hanoi in January 1999.
The aim of the Rencontres has been to extend the succesful international
collaboration of Europe, Russia, Japan and the United States in these
fast moving fields to the emerging Pacific rim countries.
The number of countries represented and
the presence of top quality scientists demonstrated the importance which
the international community places on scientific relations with
Vietnam. It was suggested that a conference on particle physics be
organized in 2000.
The aim of the Rencontres has been to extend the succesful international collaboration of Europe, Russia, Japan and the United States in these fast moving fields to the emerging Pacific rim countries.
The number of countries represented and the presence of top quality scientists demonstrated the importance which the international community places on scientific relations with Vietnam. It was suggested that a conference on particle physics be organized in 2000.
The fourth Rencontres du Vietnam, devoted to Physics at Extreme Energies will be held in Hanoi from Wednesday July 19 to Tuesday July 25, 2000. Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, has many universities and research institutes in physics.
The conference will be devoted to fundamental and current topics of particle physics and astrophysics from the experimental and theoretical points of view. The aim of the conference is to develop the relationship between Vietnamese physicists and their colleagues all around the world, in particular from South-East Asia and the Western countries.
The program will cover the following topics:
- Electroweak Interactions : Precision Tests; The quark mass matrix and tests of CP, T, CPT Violation, Baryogenesis
- Strong interactions : Heavy Flavours, Jets, Low x physics, Color Superconductivity
- Higgs Physics: the search for the Higgs boson or other manifestations of electroweak symmetry breaking.
- Ideas for new physics : Supersymmetry, Strings and Interactions in extra dimensions
- Neutrino Physics : Evidence on neutrino masses and oscillations from neutrinos generated by the sun, cosmic rays, and laboratory collisions.
- Astrophysics : CP violation and the creation of baryons; Very high energy phenomena in the universe; Cosmology and the geometry of the universe.
The scientific program will consist mainly of reviews and invited talks. Parallel sessions will also be organized.
M. Aguilar Benitez (Madrid), J. J. Aubert (Paris), R. Barbieri (Pise), Chen He-Sheng (Beijing), Chia Swee Ping (Kualalumpur), Chung Bok Keun (Seoul), J. Cronin (Chicago), M. Danilov (Moscow), C. Détraz (Cern), J. Dorfan (Stanford), J. Feltesse (Saclay), T. Ferbel (Rochester), J. Friedman (Cambridge, USA), S. Glashow (Cambridge, USA), C. Jarlskog (Lund), L. Lederman (Chicago), Lee Shih-Chang (Taipeh), L. Maiani (CERN), Nguyen van Hieu (Hanoi), L. Okun (Moscow), R. Peccei (Los Angeles), N. Ramsey (Cambridge, USA), G. Ross (Oxford), V. Rubakov (Moscow), A. Santoro (Rio de Janeiro), M. Shochet (Chicago), J. Silk (Oxford), V. Singh (Bombay), A. Skrinsky (Novosibirsk), M. Spiro (Saclay), J. Steinberger (Geneva), H. Sugawara (Tsukuba), S. Tovey (Melbourne), A. Wagner (Hamburg), A. Watson (Leeds), M. Witherell (Chicago), Y. Yamaguchi (Tokyo) and Yang Chen Ning (Stony Brook)
Ahmed Ali (Hamburg), Etienne Augé (Orsay), Patrick Aurenche (Annecy), Giorgio Belletini (Pisa), Edmond Berger (Argonne), Alain Blondel (Geneva), Murat Boratav (Paris), Fawzi Boudjema (Annecy), Ludwik Celnikier (Meudon), Gabriel Chardin (Saclay), Dam Thanh Son (New York), Arnon Dar (Haifa), Jacques Dumarchez (Paris), Pierre Fayet (Paris), Jean-Marie Frère (Brussels), Henry Frisch (Chicago), Yannick Giraud Héraud (Paris), Boaz Klima (Chicago), Alan Martin (Durham), Guido Martinelli (Rome), François Montanet (Marseille), Lucien Montanet (CERN), Nguyen Khac Ung (Palaiseau), Olivier Pène (Orsay), Serguei Petcov (Trieste), Pham Xuan Yem (Paris), Bolek Pietrzyk (Annecy), Davison Soper (Eugene), Tan Chung I (Providence),Tran Minh Tam (Lausanne), Jean Trân Thanh Vân (Orsay)
Nguyen van Hieu (NCST, Hanoi), Chairman, Tran Huu Phat (Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission, Hanoi), Nguyen Ai Viet (Institute of Physics, Hanoi), Nguyen Anh Ky (Institute of Physics, Hanoi), Nguyen Mong Giao (NCST, Ho Chi Minh city), Hoang Ngoc Long (Institute of Physics, Hanoi), Vo Van Thuan (Institute of Nuclear Physics, Hanoi), Trinh Quang Khuynh (NCST, Hanoi), Nguyen Gia Lap (NCST, Hanoi)
The conference is sponsored by :
- the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris, France
- the French National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, France
- the French Atomic Energy Commission, Paris, France
- the National Center for Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
- the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul, Korea
- the Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
- the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics,Trieste, Italy
The conference is organized by :
- the Rencontres du Vietnam
- the National Center for Science and Technology of Vietnam
This will allow the program committee to make a selection. In the spirit of the Rencontres du Vietnam, a large amount of time will be reserved for both organized and spontaneous discussions. Please remember that we make a special effort to bring together experimentalists and theorists; theoretical talks should target experimentalists and vice versa.
Please return the registration form as soon as possible. Since the conference will be held during the tourist season and hotel rooms are quite limited during that period, room reservation can only be guaranteed if your registration form has reached the conference secretariat by April 30th, 2000.
The payment can be made:
The cost per person (full board for 6 days) will amount to: 300 US $ for a double room, 420 US $ for a single room. All rooms are air conditioned and have either a shower or a bath. The hotel bill shall be paid directly to the travel agency in Vietnam. Credit card payment, for the hotel accommodation, will be accepted.
Important note : Hotel reservations are made for the whole duration of the meeting, i.e. from Wednesday July 19 afternoon to Tuesday July 25 morning (lunch included). Please note that the total cost of the meeting will not be reduced even in case of partial attendance.
We anticipate that some limited accommodation funds will be available
for young scientists from developing countries and from Eastern European
countries. Please send your funding application together with a resume
and a letter of recommendation to
J. Trân Thanh Vân,
e-mail : Jean.Tran-Thanh-Van@th.u-psud.fr
Rencontres du Vietnam,
Université de Paris Sud, Bâtiment 210,
91405 Orsay cédex, France.