Founded in 1993 by Jean Tran Thanh Van, the association Rencontres du Vietnam, a non-profit organization and an official partner of UNESCO, has as its objective the promotion of international exchanges between Vietnam and the international community, particularly in the areas of science and education. It also aims at the encouragement and integration of Vietnamese scientists into the international scientific community and at supporting the role of education and science by encouraging scientific awareness and stimulating passion for science in the younger generation. The Rencontres du Vietnam lies within the scope of two series of scientific meetings created by Jean Tran Thanh Van : the Rencontres de Moriond in 1966 and the Rencontres de Blois in 1989.

The creation of the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in the city of Quy Nhon (Central Vietnam) has the ambitious objective to focus on developing Science and Education by fostering exchanges between Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world.

XVth Rencontres du Vietnam
First Rencontres du Vietnam
Soft Matter Science

July 14th – 20th, 2019, Quy Nhon, Vietnam

Welcome to the First Rencontres du Vietnam on Soft Matter Science. The conference will be held in the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE), a unique science and education institution located in the coastal city of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. ICISE was built with an ambitious objective focusing on developing science and education, helping young Asian students and scientists to meet with the international scientific community, bringing the opportunity to accelerate their knowledge by attending lectures and sharing ideas with the overseas high-level counterparts.

The conference is among a series of scientific meetings and events organised by the Rencontres du Vietnam (Meeting Vietnam), a non-profit organisation and an official partner of UNESCO since 1993. Rencontres du Vietnam’s mission is to foster exchanges between Vietnamese or Asia-Pacific scientists and colleagues from other parts of the world.

The conference will focus on recent advances in Soft Matter Science. The main topics include (but not limited to):

  • Active matter, colloids, polymers, and liquid crystals
  • Self-assembly at nano- and micro-scales
  • Biological soft matter
  • Interfaces and interactions