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Six Nobel winners to attend int’l workshop in Vietnam in July

Six Nobel winners to attend int’l workshop in Vietnam in July

Saturday, June 04, 2016, 13:44 GMT+7

Six Nobel laureates are scheduled to gather at an international workshop held as part of the famous months-long “Rencontres du Vietnam” meeting, to begin later this month, in south-central Vietnam.

The upcoming event is the 12th edition of Rencontres du Vietnam (Meet Vietnam), a major science and education program with the aim of helping Vietnamese and Pacific-Asian scientists to establish contacts and exchanges with Western colleagues, including many Nobel laureates.

The meeting’s this year runs from June 26 to December 17, consisting of 13 separate seminars and workshops and three physics classes, at the International Center of Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in Quy Nhon, the capital of the south-central province of Binh Dinh.

One of the highlighted events of the meeting is the Fundamental Science and Society workshop on July 7 and 8, with the participations of six Nobel laureates and Vietnamese mathematician Ngo Bao Chau.

The Nobel winning participants are David Gross (Physics, 2004), Carlo Rubbia (Physics, 1984), Jerome Fiedman (Physics, 1990), Kurt Wuthrich (Chemistry, 2002), Finn Kydland (Economics, 2004) and Jean Jouzel (Peace, 2007).

Professor Ngo Bao Chau won the Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize of mathematics, in 2010.

The two-day workshop will be structured around round tables addressing various historical, current and future issues relevant to fundamental science and society, with an opening up towards Asian countries, particularly developing countries around Vietnam, according to the Rencontres du Vietnam website.

The Nobel laureates are also scheduled to have several public talks during their time in Quy Nhon.

The full schedule of the 12th Rencontres du Vietnam is as below:

Mechanobiology: from molecules to tissue  

June 26 - July 2, 2016

Large Scale Structure and Galaxy Flows  

July 3 - 9, 2016

Fundamental Science and Society  

July 7 - 8, 2016

PASCOS: Particles, Strings and Cosmology  

July 10 - 16, 2016

International Neutrino Summer School 

July 17 - 29, 2016

Star Formation in different environments  

July 25 - 29, 2016

4th Vietnam School of Astrophysics (VSOA)  

July 31 - August 6, 2016

High Sensitivity Experiments Beyond the Standard Model  

July 31 - August 7, 2016

Blowing in the wind  

August 7 - 13, 2016

NuFact 2016  

August 21 - 27, 2016

22th Vietnam School of Physics (VSOP)  

September 1 - 12, 2016

Physics in Collision  

September 13 - 18, 2016

Precise theory for precise experiments  

September 25 - October 02, 2016

Search for life: from early Earth to exoplanets  

December 11 - 17, 2016

10th anniversary of the Orleans Master  

December 11 - 17, 2016

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