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The 24th Rencontres de Blois, entitled «Particle Physics and Cosmology» will be held at the Château Royal de Blois, France, from May 27 to June 1, 2012. The postal address of the conference when in session is:

  Rencontres de Blois
Château de Blois
41000 BLOIS



The picturesque old French town of Blois, famous for its XIV-XVIIth century chateau, is about 170 km (100 miles) from Paris in the beautiful region of the «Châteaux de la Loire».


1. Welcome and registration

Participants are expected to arrive on Sunday afternoon, May 27th. Registration at the conference office in the Château de Blois will start at about 15:00. A welcome cocktail will be offered to the participants and their families at 19:00. It will be followed by dinner at the Château.

2. Conference schedule

The conference will start on May 28th at 9:00 and will end at about 16:00 on June 1st.

The conference room will be located at the Château Royal de Blois itself.

The conference organisers hope and trust that participants WILL stay for the entire conference. That is the spirit in which this meeting is organised, in order to maximise the opportunities for scientific exchange. We regret, but the conference expenses cannot be reduced for partial attendance.

3. Conference facilities

The following equipment will be available: a slide projector for 5 cm x 5 cm slides, an overhead-projector for transparencies, and a video projector for computer presentations. It is also advisable to come with a backup copy of your slides, on a USB key or CD.

Speakers are also asked to come with a good photocopy of their presentation: it is customary at these meetings to leave a copy "lying around" for consultation.

4. Registration

If you wish to participate in the conference, you should register as soon as possible using the on-line registration form which is on this web site.

The deadline for registration and hotel reservation is April 30th, 2012.

Nevertheless, it is advisable to reserve your hotel accomodation before April 15, 2012, since hotel rooms

in Blois are limited in certain categories.

The registration fee for participants will amount to 370 Euros.

Accompanying persons will be charged 150 Euros.

The registration fee covers the conference banquet and the programmed conference social activities, i.e. travel to and tours of the Chateaux at Chenonceau, the Clos Lucé (the last residence of Leonardo da Vinci) and of course a guided tour of the Blois Chateau itself . In the case of participants, it also covers a copy of the conference proceedings.

Payment of the registration fee can be made as follows (please note that as an educational organization, we unfortunately cannot accept Credit Card payment):

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