Since 1993 the Rencontres du Vietnam , which is an official partner of UNESCO, has organised international scientific conferences and schools to foster exchanges between Vietnamese or Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world.

The construction of the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in the city of Quy Nhon (Central Vietnam) will have the ambitious objective to focus on developing Science and Education, helping young Asian students and scientists to meet with the International Science community, bringing the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge from attending lectures and sharing ideas with overseas high-level counterparts.

VIIth Rencontres du Vietnam
Xth International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology

December 17 – 22, 2011, Quy Nhon, Vietnam

ICGAC10 is part of a series of biennial conferences on Gravitation, Astrophysics and Cosmology which take place in Asia-Pacific with the goal to favour cooperations among the member countries and within an international context, to promote high level studies on hot topics and to encourage young physicists on these fields. The first meeting was initiated by Prof. Yong Min Cho, one of the founders of the APCTP at SNU in 1993.
ICGAC10 is organized with the help of Les Rencontres du Vietnam, whose aim is to help the education and the scientific research in Vietnam.
ICGAC10 topics include

  • Experimental studies of gravity
  • Quantum gravity
  • Gravitational waves
  • Black holes, Wormholes
  • Strings, Branes and Extra dimensions
  • Numerical Relativity
  • Cosmology, Dark matter, Dark energy
  • Relativistic Astrophysics
  • Astroparticle Physics, Cosmic rays
  • Astronomical and space-research instrumentation