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INFORMATION BULLETIN (old)
Rencontres du Vietnam began with a meeting in Hanoi on Particle Physics
and Astrophysics in December
1993; a second one was held in Saigon in
October 1995. The third Rencontres du Vietnam, devoted to Condensed
Physics was held in Hanoi
in January 1999. The fourth Rencontres du Vietnam, entitled Physics at
Energies, was also held in Hanoi
in July 2000. Lately astrophysicists and particle physicists
August 2004 for the fifth Rencontres focused on New Views in Particle
and New Views on the Universe.
aim of the Rencontres has been to extend the
successful international collaboration of Europe, Russia,
Japan and the United States in these rapidly evolving fields
to the emerging Pacific rim countries. The number of countries
represented and the presence
of leading scientists has emphasised the importance which the
community places on scientific links with Vietnam. As a natural
continuation of this series, two parallel
conferences, one on nanophysics
and the other on astroparticle physics,
organised in 2006.
C. Bauerle (Grenoble), P.
Dollfus (Orsay), G. Faini (Marcoussis), D. Feinberg (Grenoble),
D.C. Glattli (Paris), D. Mailly (Marcoussis), G. Montambaux (Orsay), Nguyen Van Lien (Hanoi), Nguyen
Xuan Phuc (Hanoi), B. Plaçais (Paris), P. Roche (Saclay), M.
T. Martin (Marseille)
Nguyen Van Hieu, Nguyen Ai Viet, Nguyen, Gia
Nguyen Huu Duc, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Nguyen Van Lien and Phan
Rencontres du Vietnam, BP33
104, avenue du Général Leclerc
F-91192 GIF SUR YVETTE CEDEX, France
Phone : (33) 1 69 29 05 50
Fax : (33) 1 69 28 86 59
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Place and dates
sixth Rencontres du Vietnam will be held in Hanoi
from Sunday August 6th to Saturday August 12th, 2006. It will consist
parallel conferences held at the same location:
from fundamental to applications
in particle astrophysics
capital of Vietnam, has many universities and
research institutes in physics.
Purpose of the conference
conference will be devoted to fundamental and applied topics in
nanophysics and nanoelectronicss from both
theoretical points of view. The aim of the conference is to strengthen
links between Vietnamese physicists and their colleagues from around
and in particular from South-East Asia and the
conference is organised jointly by:
- The Rencontres du Vietnam
- The Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology.
has been requested from:
- 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 Vietnam Academy of Sciences
and Technology, Vietnam
- The Asia Pacific
Center for Theoretical Physics, Seoul, Korea
- The National Science Foundation, Washington, USA
- The Abdus Salam International Center
for Theoretical Physics,Trieste, Italy
scientific program will consist mainly of reviews
and invited talks. Parallel and poster sessions will be set up as the
arises; the relevant details may be found on each conference's site.
schematically, the two conferences will be articulated around a number
themes (details may be found on other pages on this site):
Dots and Wires,
- NEMS and
will start on Sunday August 6th in the
afternoon. The opening session is scheduled to take place on Monday
at 8:30 and the conference will end on Saturday August 12th, at 12:00.
hours are: 8:30 - 12:00 and 13:30 - 17:00
Conference facilities and proceedings
following equipment will be available: a slide
projector for 5cm x 5cm slides, an overhead projector and a video
papers presented at the
conference will be published in the form of a proceedings volume.
will receive a copy without farther charge.
access will be available at the
conference site. In particular, we anticipate that a wireless hub will
registration is now available on this site. We
would be obliged if you could fill in and return the registration form
as possible. Since the conference will be held during the tourist
season room reservation can
guaranteed if your registration form has reached the conference
secretariat by June 30th, 2006.
conference fee for participants will be 350 US$ or 320
euros. This includes the cost of your copy of the
the cost of all social events. Payment can be made either by interbank
(preferred method) or by cash at the conference site; we regret that
card payment will not be possible for the conference fee. Depending on
you are sending the fee in euros or in dollars, you should transfer the
one of the following two banks (please
add 25 € or 30 $ to cover the bank fees):
the accompanying persons, the conference fee is
or 90 €. It covers the social program as indicated further.
paying in euros
(please add 25 € for bank fees)
LYONNAIS, 5 Rue
Bank Code :
30002, Branch :
number : 0000079171H Key : 45
IBAN : FR12
3000 2089 6800 0007 9171 H45
paying in US dollars (please add 30 US$
for bank fees)
number: 0040073-2150-000-USD - Rencontres du Vietnam
transfer should indicate clearly your name to identify the payee.
inform the conference secretariat by fax or email that the transfer has
done. You should obtain proof of payment, and hand it to the conference
secretariat at the conference site. It will take at least 6 weeks for
account to be credited, so please have the transfer made before June
the participants and their families are invited to
the following events:
- a guided
tour of Hanoi
- followed by a visit to the Hanoi Water
Puppet show (water puppets are a Vietnamese speciality).
- The Hanoi
- The conference banquet, which is
scheduled for Thursday, 10th August.
the case of conference participants, the cost of
these events is included in their registration fee.
however that , that accompanying persons will be asked to pay 100$ or 90Euros for the
package of these 4 events.
The conference will be held in
five star hotel in Hanoi.
In order to
enhance interaction and exchange between participants, we will
lodge most participants in this hotel; however, due to limited room
availability, some participants will be lodged in neighbouring four
hotels, within a short (1km) taxi ride of the conference hotel. Taxis
are very cheap and
all meals will be taken together in neighbouring restaurants (for
in central town (for dinners).
per person (full board for 6 days) will amount to
- 420 US$ for a double room
for a single room in a 5 ***** hotel and
- 360 US$ for a double room
and 510 US$
for a single room in a 4 **** hotel.
for the board and
lodging should be done at your arrival directly to the travel agency
cash, travellers' checks or credit card (the latter will incur a small
Hotel reservations are made for
the whole duration of the meeting, i.e. from Sun 6h
to Saturday 12th August morning (lunch
included). Please note that
the total cost of the meeting cannot be reduced even in case
intend to arrive before August 6th and
leave after August 12th, please let us know in
advance, so that we
can try to make the appropriate hotel reservation for you.
note also that if you arrive before midday,
and wish your room to be made available immediately, you will be
charged for an
extra day; you must inform us, so that the hotel can prepare your room
limited accommodation funds may be available for
young scientists from developing countries and from Eastern European
An application form for financial support is now available on this
should send it, together with a resume and a letter of recommendation,
Tran Thanh Van: e-mail:
du Vietnam, Université de Paris-Sud, Bât 210,
91405 Orsay Cedex, France
international airport of Hanoi
is Noi Bai. Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday, August 6th.
of the local committee will meet you on arrival at the airport. Travel
which are specialize in travel to Vietnam
offers the following range of prices for return flights to Hanoi
or Ho Chi Minh Citry (HCM)
or Paris-Hanoi and HCM-Paris : from 1000 euros to 1 400 euros
from US$ 1 100 to US$ 1 500
flights to Paris
a special price has been negociated with Vietnam Airlines for conference
participants, valid from July
12 to August 30.
interested, please contact :
Ms Diem at : email@example.com
rue de la paix 75002 PARIS
Another useful address for flights
other carriers is:
11 Rue de Marseille
69007 Lyon France
Tel : 04 78 61 98 60;
Fax : 04 72 76
21 13 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
price ranges for return flights from New York and Los Angeles:
– New York :
1200 – 1300 USD
interested, please contact for
confirmation of the price:
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blvd suite 46
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TEL: 703-538-2214, FAX: 703-538-2216
Flights to Asia
are very crowded at the time
of the conference. Please make
your travel agency without delay for reservations.
visa is required to visit Vietnam. A visa application form is available
for the conferences - for administrative
is convenient to have a separate form for each conference. You should
site for each conference to find the link to the corresponding form.
send it as soon as possible. This will allow the local committee to
of your visa application and send you a personal letter with which you
able to obtain a visa at the Diplomatic Representation of Vietnam in
note that persons
accompanying participants also require a visa, and therefore should
fill in the visa application form.
formalities must be completed by July 1st, 2006.
Pre or Post-conference tours
One pre conference and three post conference
tours are proposed below; details (including some photographs taken on
previous tours) can be found by clicking on the relevant tour.
Note that all the Tours (1, 2, 3,and 4) will be organized independantly
of the number of
If you are interested in
participating in any of these tours, please fill in the online tour registration form.
For certain parts of
these tours, you are advised to bring a decent pair of walking shoes!
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi from Saturday August 12th (14h00) to Monday
August 14th morning. Price with full pension: 130 US$ (sharing room)
and 180 US$ (single room). This price includes :
Accomodation full board, air conditioned vehicule, boat trip, english
speaking guide and entrance fees.
Hanoi –Vinh - Phong Nha - Hue - Da nang - Hoi An - Nha Trang
- Dalat -
Ho Chi Minh City from Monday August 14th morning to Thursday August
24th morning. Price with full pension: 850 US$ (sharing room) and 1 150
US$ (single room). This price includes : Accomodation
full board, air conditioned vehicule, boat trip, english speaking guide
and entrance fees.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Hanoi from Saturday, August 12th (14h00) to
Friday August 18th morning. Approximate cost with full pension: 500 US$
(sharing room) and 680 US$ (single room). This price
includes : Accomodation full board, air conditioned vehicule, boat
trip, english speaking guide and entrance fees.
4: Hanoi - Hoa Lu Tam Coc - Hanoi (Inland Ha
Long Bay" day trip) : Sunday August 6. Price 30 US$
Note that Tour 1 and
Tour 2 are compatible, i.e. Tour 2 will not leave until Tour 1 has
description of Tours 1, 2, 3 and 4
are given below; click the thumbnail pictures to see larger versions.
1: Ha Long: 12-14 August (2 days )
13: 30 Departure for Halong
16:30 Check in at Hotel in Halong
18:30 Dinner at hotel
8: 00 Breakfast
8: 30 Boat trip to visit Halong Bay
12: 30 Seafood lunch on boat
14: 30 Return to hotel
15: 00 Return to Hanoi.
19: 00 Check in at Hotel in Hanoi
Aug 14 Breakfast
End of the tour
Note : This tour is compatible with Tour 2
|A view of Ha Long Bay
2 : Ha Noi to Saigon : August 14 -24 (10 days)
Departure from Hanoi at 7 am sharp: drive to Ninh Binh region, to
explore (in small rowing boats) the Tam Coc caves, a remarkable region
geologically not unlike Halong Bay, but with rice paddies in place of
the sea, from which emerge limestone rocks and hills eroded into
strange shapes (see Tour 4 for a couple of pictures). The region is
sometimes referred to as the "Inalnd Ha Long Bay". Lunch, followed by a
visit to the Phat Diem Cathedral. Drive to Vinh. Overnight stay in Vinh.
Drive to Dong Hoi. Tour of the Phong Nha grotto, included by UNESCO in
their list of World Heritage sites. Overnight stay at a beach hotel in
Tour of the town of Dong Hoi. Drive to Hue, the old Imperial Capital.
Registration at a hotel in Hue.
Tour of the Pagoda of the Celestial Lady, followed by a boat trip along
the Perfumed River. Guided tour of several Imperial sites, including
Minh Mang and Tu Duc. Visit to the Children's Centre and the French
bakery school at Thuy xuân. Hotel in Hue.
Guided tour of the Imperial Palace and the Citadel. Drive to Da Nang.
Visit to the Cham Museum. Registration at the beach hotel in Hoi An.
Tour of My Son, a major archeological site of the ancient Champa
Empire. Free time at Hoi An, a town famous for its artisans, formerly
an active centre of commerce and meeting point of several
civilisations. Hotel in Hoi An.
Flight from Da Nang to Nha Trang. Guided tour of the town. Overnight
stay in Nha Trang.
Drive to Dalat. Visit of the Cham Towers at Poklong Garai, near to Phan
Rang. Tour of the area around Dalat, formerly a health resort. Dalat
features a remarkable and very active market, selling produce from the
local agricultural communities (vegetables, flowers etc) but also from
around the world. Visit of the SOS Children's Village of Dalat. Hotel
Visit of Dalat's botanical garden, in which thrive many rare and exotic
plants. Drive from Dalat to Saigon. Registration at a hotel in Saigon.
Panoramic tour of Saigon, then of the old Cho lon district and its
market. Visit of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, followed by a visit to the
Central Post Office (unlike any post office you are likely to have
seen!). Hotel in Saigon.
Morning: breakfast and end of tour
the Phong Nha grotto
Diem stone cathedral
to the Citadel at Hue
relic of the Cham civilization
fishing village on a lake
a haircut in Dalat
central market in Dalat
of Saigon's canals
3 : Ha long Bay and Sapa : August 12 -18
13: 30 Departure for Halong
16:30 Check in Halong Hotel
18:30 Dinner at hotel
8: 00 Breakfast
8: 30 Boat trip on Halong Bay
12: 30 Lunch on boat
14: 30 End of boat tour
15: 00 Bus parture for Hanoi
19:00 Arrival in Hanoi. Dinner. Transfer to the railroad station
21:30 Night train to Lao Cai (4 berths per carriage).
5:00 Arrival in Lao Cai. Transfer to Sapa
14: 00 Dragon's Jaw Mountain, orchids, villages of ethnic minorities in
the Sapa region; Cat Cat village of the H'mong people.
Departure from Sapa early in the morning to visit the Coc Ly market, an
important meeting place for local tribespeople to sell and buy goods of
all kinds. Short trek to the nearby Black Dao village, to get a feeling
for the life of one of the minority tribes. Continue with a boat trip
along the Chay River and visit the Flower H'Mong, Trung Do village and
the town of Bao Nhai.
Visit Giang Ta Chai Village, appreciate the daily life of the Red Dzao
people, via a trek along the paths that meander through the terraces
and bamboo forests. Visit a waterfall and a ratan suspension bridge.
Cross the river to visit a H'Mong village. On the return trip to Sapa,
visit an ancient stone circle.
Aug. 17 Exploration
of the mountainous region around Sapa, with its ethnic minorities,
archeological curiosities and natural beauty.
Transfer to the Lao Cai train station (for night train to Hanoi).
Arrival in Hanoi at 5 am; breakfast
and end of tour.
street vendor in Lao Cai
from an ethnic minority in the Sapa area
traditional dress of an ethnic minority in the Sapa area
view of rice paddies in the Sapa area
day in a village in the Sapa area
4 :Hanoi - Hoa Lu Tam Coc - Hanoi ("Inland Ha Long Bay" day
trip) ; Sunday, August 6, 2006
Departure of the tour at 8:00 from the Hotel.
Visit to Dinh King and Le King Temples. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Sampan ride along the river to visit the Tam Coc caves (sometimes
referred to as the "Inland Ha Long Bay",
a remarkable region geologically not unlike Halong Bay, but with rice
paddies in place of the sea, from which emerge limestone rocks and
hills eroded into strange shapes.
Return to Ha Noi at 18:00. End of the tour.
If interested, please inform the secretariat directly; this tour is not
on the tour registration form.
Views of the Ninh Binh region ("Inland Ha Long
are a few suggestions for one and two day trips around Hanoi.
Hoa Lu and Perfume Pagoda take one day.
trip to Ha Long Bay
can also be squeezed in one day, but is more relawed in two or
more (Cat Ba Island visit in Ha Long Bay) days.
local trips around Hanoi.
Tam Coc, Perfume Pagoda, near Hanoi
Ha Long Bay