24-26 April 2017
Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
Europe/Paris timezone


The Rencontre de Physique des Particules (RPP) is an annual meeting of theoretical physicists working in France in the field of elementary particles and high energy physics.

In 2017 the meeting will be organised by the Centre de Physique Théorique, Marseille.

Various topics will be covered, on each of which there will be an invited review talk as listed below

  • Standard Model: Alberto Ramos (CERN) 
  • Flavour physics: Diego Guadagnoli (LAPTh) 
  • Beyond the SM: Felix Brümmer (LUPM) 
  • Astroparticle physics: Andreas Goudelis (LPTHE) 
  • Cosmology: Federico Piazza (CPT)
  • Experimental Update: Laurent Vacavant (CPPM)

Each review talk will be followed by additional presentations on the topic, and participants are encouraged to submit abstracts in order to contribute.


Scientific committee:

Aoife Bharucha, Jérôme Charles, Laurent Lellouch and Marc Knecht of the CPT in collaboration with members of the CPPM (Lorenzo Feligioni, Giampiero Mancinelli, Laurent Vacavant) and the L2C, Montpellier (Gilbert Moultaka).



The meeting will be held at the CPPM:

Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
163, avenue de Luminy
Case 902
13288 Marseille cedex 09

Access information to the CPPM can be found here

Lunches will be held in the University Cafeteria (CROUS) next to the CPPM.

The social dinner will be held at 19h45 on Tuesday 25th April at Le Comptoir du Gommier.




Some hotels in Marseille which are convenient for accessing Luminy are:

Inter-hotel Parc des Expositions

Ibis Marseille Centre Prado Velodrome

Ibis Styles Marseille Castellane

Novotel Marseille Centre Prado



Some randomly selected good restaurants in Marseille for dinner on Monday night (not particularly localised, but sometimes in Marseille it's worthwhile to take the time to go there):

Chez Jeannot: Large well known restaurant in beautiful location in a seaside cove serving good food (management recently changed and food much improved)

Pizzeria La bonne mère: Small and not so conveniently located near the Notre Dame de La Garde but very good pizza, some italians claim the best in Marseille

La Passarelle: Beautiful restaurant (though slightly expensive) serving locally sourced food, both outdoor and indoor seating near vieux port but away from the tourists.

L'Alimentation Generale: Excellent tapas next to la Passarelle, more reasonable.

Au falafel: Very good falafel and Israeli food (including meat) in simple restaurant with outdoor and indoor seating, good homemade pita.

And for those who don't want to go too far:

Le Relais Corse: More convenient location Corsican restaurant near recommended hotels with outdoor/indoor seating (though on busy Avenue du Prado) with good quality charcuterie/fromagerie plateaux and other tapas/main dishes.

Kyo Sushi: Japanese near Castellane, approved by local Japanese postdoc.

Alternatively there are several good restaurants on Rue Sainte, e.g. Corsican P. P. Maulio, L'Ambassade de Bretagne, La Part des Anges (wine and tapas), les Panisses )local specialties)....

The popular Cours Julien area also offers many good options for restaurants and bars, e.g. le Cours en Vert (vegetarian), La Cantinetta, Les trois Rois, Cafe Vian (Thai), La Baie du Dragon (Chinese)....




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Centre de Physique des Particules de Marseille
163, avenue de Luminy 13288 Marseille
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