Scientific Programme committee
Eric Armengaud (CEA-Saclay)
Marc Besancon (CEA-Saclay)
Gustaaf Brooijmans (Columbia University)
Emilian Dudas (Ecole Polytechnique)
François Englert (ULB, Brussels)
Jean-Marie Frère (ULB, Brussels)
Andrei Golutwin (Imperial College/ITEP)
Christophe Grojean (CERN)
Boris Kayser (Fermilab)
Greg Landsberg (Brown University)
Sotiris Loucatos (CEA-Saclay)
Joe Lykken (Fermilab)
Tilman Plehn (Heidelberg University)
Geraldine Servant (CEA-Saclay/CERN)
Alexander Studenikin (Moscow State University)
Maxim Titov (CEA-Saclay)
Jean Tran Thanh Van (Rencontres du Vietnam)
Vu Anh Tuan (CERN)
Dirk Zerwas (LAL-Orsay)

International Advisory Committee
Etienne Augé (In2p3)
Catherine Cesarsky (CEA)
François Englert (ULB)
Jerome Friedman (MIT)
Nguyen van Hieu (Inst. of Physics, Hanoi)
Boaz Klima (Fermilab)
Martin Perl (SLAC)
Kok-Khoo Phua (Nayang Tech. U. Singapore)
Alexei Smirnov (ICTP)
Michel Spiro (CERN)


This an announcement and call for papers for an international conference which will be held in the university town of Quy Nhon, central Vietnam.

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Beyond the Standard Model will emphasize the the possible directions that high energy physics could take, as a direct consequence of advances in experimental and theoretical techniques.

The conference will consist of plenary sessions for invited in depth oral presentations (review talks and talks on specific specialised topics), and contributed papers, in the form of relatively short oral papers or posters. We will aim to achieve a balance between review talks, provocative talks given by recognised specialists, and shorter contributions, special emphasis being placed on active participation by younger researchers and post-docs. Parallel sessions are foreseen, and are being organised as the need arises.

This will be part of a series of international meetings held from time to time

in Vietnam, created by Jean Tran Thân Van in 1993. Their purpose is to stimulate the development of advanced research in Vietnam and more generally in South East Asia, and to establish collaborative research networks with Western scientific communities. All sessions take place in the Seagull Hotel, where participants are also lodged. Meals are served in the hotel to all participants.

The meeting will be articulated around the results and their impact on current theories from the three major new experimental and observational facilities which are coming on line or have recently been commissioned

The detailed scientific programme is under development; if you urgently need information which is currently not available on this site, you may contact Marc Besançon, at the email address:

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A post conference tour is projected. It will include visits to key sites, such as Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue (the ancient imperial capital) and of course to the Halong Bay - this latter will include a boat trip. While the details are not yet available, the tour will last about 8-9 days, will include transfers by air and bus, and will probably cost between 700 and 900 dollars per person. On the registration form, please indicate your interest in participating.

For administrative and organisational questions, you may contact the conference secretary:
Ms Hady Schenten
Rencontres de Blois
BP 33

Gif sur Yvette
Tel : 33 (0)1 69 28 51 35; Fax : 33 (0)1 69288659