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VietNam 2013 

IXth Rencontres du Vietnam  
August 4-10, 2013

Nanophysics: from fundamentals to applications (the return)










Bernard Placais,
Last modified: Oct 3th., 2013

opening session


Over more than a decade high level international conferences have been organized in Vietnam. First devoted to Particle Physics, Astrophysics, then Biotechnology and Nanophysics. The last condensed matter physics conferences were held in Hanoi in January 1999 and 2006. The topic of the first conference was quite broad “Superconductivity, magneto-resistive materials, and strongly correlated systems”. These up to date topics in solid state physics had connections both towards the understanding of fundamental phenomena and towards possible applications. The second conference was devoted to nanoelectronics and nanodevices. The present conference has the same goal, although it intends to present emerging topics such as graphene and topological insulators.

The scientific format of the Rencontres du Vietnam conference bear similarities with the Rencontres de Moriond series of conferences which are held in the Alps during the winter season. Moriond conferences in Nanophysics where held in 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2011. Nevertheless, the Rencontres du Vietnam offer the possibility to put some additional emphasis on the the scientific panorama on Asian countries. In particular they constitute a quite unique opportunity to meet the Vietnamese scientific community. This community is very active despite a rather difficult economical situation for this country, which was devastated by many years of war. The high level of education of scientists and students, has amazed a number of participants of these conferences.

We plan to also provide some emphasis on experimental and technological aspects of the physics being presented. Indeed, the latter is a necessity because of the rather difficult economical situation of Vietnam, which needs to invest in new technologies.

The conference will take place from Sunday August 4th 2013 (arrival day) to Saturday August 10th in the seaside resort of Quy Nhon, located approximately 500 km from Saigon and 1000km from Hanoi. This will be the opportunity to inaugurate a new conference site, the International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education in Vietnam (ICISE),  with modern facilities.

This site is kindly hosted by the  Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain  de l'ENS     Laboratoire Pierre Aigrain ENS-France  



K-H. Ahn (Korea), A. Atland (Köln), E. Andrei (Rutgers),  N. Andrei (Rutgers), D. Averin (Stony Brook), C. Bauerle (Grenoble),
H. Bouchiat (Orsay), V. Bouchiat (Grenoble), M. Büttiker (Geneva), M-S. Choi (Seoul), A. Cleland (Santa-Barbara), A. Clerk (McGill),
H. Courtois (Grenoble),
R. Egger (Düsseldorf ), K. Ensslin (Zurich), V. Falko (Lancaster), R. Fazio (Pisa), G. Fève (Paris), S. Frolov (Pittsburgh), Y. Gefen (Weizmann),  L. Glazman (Yale),  F. Guinea (Madrid), P. Hakonen (Helsinki), A. Hamilton (Australia), R. Haug (Hannover), K-I. Imura (Hiroshima), P. Jarillo-Herrero (MIT), H. Johannesson (Gothenburg), T. Kato (Tokyo), K. Kobayashi (Tokyo), J. König (Duisburg), V. Kravtsov (Trieste), K. Lehnert (Boulder), A. Levy-Yeyati (Madrid), C. Marcus (Coppenhagen), Y. Meir (Ben Gurion), L. Molenkamp (Wurzburg), G. Montambaux (Orsay), A. Morpurgo (Geneva), M. Möttönen (Helsinki), Y.V. Nazarov (Leiden), W. Oliver (MIT), N.P. Ong (Princeton),  F. Peeters (Antwerp), J. Pekola (Helsinki), P. Samuelsson (Lund), G. Schön (Karlsruhe), K. Semba (Atsugi),  R. Shekhter (Chalmers), H.-S. Sim  (Korea),  J. Splettstoesser (Aachen), A. Stern (Weizmann), C. Strunk (Regensburg), S. Tarucha (Tokyo), B. Trauzettel (Würzburg), C. Urbina (Saclay), K. von Klitzing (MPI), G. Zarand (Budapest).


Nguyen Van Hieu (Hanoi) and J. Tran Thanh Van (Orsay)


T. Jonckheere (CPT Marseille), T. Martin (CPT Marseille), Nguyen Van Lien (Institute of Physics, Hanoi), 
B. Plaçais (LPA, ENS-Paris), N. Regnault (
LPA, ENS-Paris), M. Sanquer (CEA Grenoble).


C. Beenakker (Leiden), M. Buttiker (Genova), A.H. Castro Neto (Singapore), H.-J. Chang (Seoul), A. Cleland  (Santa-Barbara)
H. Courtois (Grenoble), P. Dollfus (Orsay),
R. Egger (Düsseldorf ), K. Ensslin (Zurich), V. Falko (Lancaster), L. Glazman (Yale),  
F. Guinea (Madrid), P. Hakonen (Helsinki), R. Haug (Hannover), K-I. Imura (
Hiroshima), V. Kravtsov (Trieste), A. Levy Yeyati (Madrid), C. Marcus (Coppenhagen), Y.V. Nazarov (Leiden), J. Ruitenbeek (Leiden), G. Schön  (Karlsruhe), C. Strunk (Regensburg), 
J.S. Tsai (Riken), G. Zarand (Budapest).     

Sponsorship will be requested from

  • 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 Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam
  • The Vietnam National Foundation fro Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED)
  • Les Rencontres de Moriond


Marie-France Mariotto  from the   Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Orsay , scientific organisation

Hady Schenten,, Rencontres du Vietnam, practical and administrative questions