Aug 20 – 31, 2018
Quy Nhon
Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh timezone

14th Rencontres du Vietnam

The 24th Vietnam School of Physics (VSOP-24): 20 - 31 August 2018

Place: Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Practical and timetable: here.

The VSOP-24 is organized by Rencontres du Vietnam (RdV), ICISE, IFIRSE.

This school belongs to a series of schools originating from a school created in 1994 by Nguyen Van Hieu, and Tran Thanh Van and funded by Rencontres du Vietnam. It became an international school in 1995 with participation of Vietnamese and foreign students. The school is also funded by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the Asia-Pacific Centre for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), Pohang, Korea, as an external activity.

The 24th VSOP will be devoted to particle physics and cosmology, both theory and experiment. In addition to fundamental knowledge of Quantum Field Theory, Standard Model (SM), QCD and Monte Carlo methods, the lectures will cover experimental methods for collider searches at the LHC, theories beyond the SM, cosmology and dark matter. 

Reception: on 19 August at 19:00, all students, lecturers, and organizers meet and have dinner at Seagull hotel. Students should walk from Thien Tan hotel to Seagull hotel.

Lecture hall: ICISE center , located by the sea and surrounded by mountains, about 6km from the city. The hall is mostly on the second floor, equipped with a video projector, a blackboard, audio system, wireless connection. Exceptionally, for 21, 22, 23 August we will be in the basement hall. 

School dinner: 30 August (Thursday), 18:30 at ICISE center.

School buses connecting hotels and ICISE:

   + Morning: pick up lecturers at 7:45 at Seagull hotel, students at 8:00 at Thien Tan hotel. 

   + Afternoon: leave ICISE at 19:15 after dinner. 


   + There is a beautiful beach at ICISE, so you should always bring a swimming suit with you everyday. You can have a swim at the break before dinner. There is a changing station with tap water at the beach there.

   + If you like hiking or jogging, bring along shoes.  

Excursion: on Sunday, August 26th. We will go by bus (7:45 at Seagull hotel, then 8:00 at Thien Tan hotel) to visit first Bánh it Champa towers, then Quang Trung museum in the morning, and finally to Hầm Hô to have lunch and enjoy the beautiful natural landscape there in the afternoon. Bring along your swimming suit to enjoy the mountain spring water there. On the way back, we will visit Đài Kính Thiên and have a quick dinner at Gia Vỹ restaurant to enjoy bánh xèo (a traditional local food).

Internet connection is available at the lecture hall.

Key Dates:

  • 31 January 2018: Registration open
  • 3 June 2018: Registration close
  • 15 June 2018:  Participants selected
  • 19 August 2018: Arrival of participants
  • 01 September 2018: Departure of participants

Applicants: All people (no age limit) interested are welcome to apply for participation in the VSOP-24.

Financial Support: Some financial support will be possible for participants from developing countries, see application form. Priority will be given to master/PhD students and junior researchers from the Asia-Pacific region. Very-good bachelor students who have taken some quantum-field-theory courses are encouraged to apply.

Inquiry or cancellation should be sent to

Quy Nhon