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
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