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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.

XVIth Rencontres du Vietnam
“Planetary Science: The Young Solar System”

September 6 – 12, 2020, Quy Nhon, Vietnam

What: For decades scientific researchers have wondered how the solar system formed and evolved. This active field of research is populated with cosmochemists, planetary scientists, geologists, geophysicists and astronomers, among others, who all try to unravel what happened over 4.5 billion years ago. Yet despite all these international efforts the nature of the formation and evolution of the young solar system and the proclivity of the terrestrial planets to support a (long-term) biosphere remains obscure. It makes sense at this time to synthesis what we know, highlight key points of agreement and contention, and to provide recommendations for scientific progress.

Focus: Our goal is to host a highly interdisciplinary mid-sized meeting of broad scope with highly acclaimed key speakers of international standing. We aim to unite ourselves to discuss barriers to progress, propose solutions and identify and foster future collaboration that will advance our understanding of the young solar system. We intend to formulate a coherent and scientifically sound story on the birth and evolution of the young solar system.

Structure: This highly interdisciplinary meeting will last five days and will be a mixed of presentations and active discussions with one afternoon for leisurely activities. All days will consist of presentations both from invited members and contributions from attendees showing the current state-of-the-art in their fields. There will also be plenty of time for poster sessions.

Venue: The International Center of Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) is a unique science and education institution located in the coastal city of Quy Nhon, Vietnam. It welcomes national and international Conferences, specialized professional colloquia, as well as selected Thematic Schools, in particular for doctoral students and has full support and appreciation of the local and national authorities.

Deadline for submission of the oral & poster abstract : 1 July 2020

Scientific Committee

– Ramon Brasser (Earth Life Science Institute, Japan), co-chair, planet formation, late accretion, small-body dynamics

– Tobias C. Hinse (Chungnam National University, South Korea), co-chair, small-body dynamics & exoplanets

– Elizabeth Bell (University of California Los Angeles, USA), early Earth, zircon geochemistry

– Bertram Bitsch (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Germany), protoplanetary discs

– Vera Assis Fernandes (University of Manchester, UK & Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Germany), Ar-Ar geochronology

– Gabriella Gilli (Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço, Portugal), planetary atmospheres

– Guillaume Hébrard (Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, France), exoplanets, elemental abundance, interstellar media

– Ming-Chang Liu (University of California Los Angeles, USA), cosmochemistry

– Yamila Miguel (Leiden Observatory, Netherlands), planetary interiors and atmospheres

– Stephen J. Mojzsis (University of Colorado Boulder, USA), planetary geology, geochemistry

– Stephanie Werner (Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, Norway), crater chronology, martian geology and evolution

– Fumi Yoshida (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan), observations of asteroids and comets

Confirmed Invited Speakers

– Audrey Bouvier — Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University Bayreuth, Germany
– Fernando Cruz-Saenz — Konkoly Observatory, Hungary
– Sebastian Danielache — Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
– Yohai Kaspi — Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
– Mario Fischer-Gödde — University of Cologne, Germany
– Mario Flock — Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy, Germany
– Juliane Gross — Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rutgers University, USA
– Anders Johansen — Lund Observatory, Sweden
– Colin Johnstone — University of Vienna, Austria
– Anne-Marie Lagrange — Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France
– Nienke van der Marel — University of Victoria, Canada
– Ana-Catalina Plesa – German Aerospace Centre, Germany
– Imke de Pater — University of California Berkeley, USA
– Nico Schmedemann — University of Münster, Germany
– Kathryn Steakley — NASA Ames Research Center, USA
– Dustin Trail — University of Rochester, USA
– Meenakshi Wadhwa — Arizona State University, USA
– Lauren M. Weiss — University of Hawaii, USA

For scientific information, please contact
Ramon Brasser (SOC, co-chair): brasser at elsi dot jp
Tobias Cornelius Hinse (SOC, co-chair): tchinse at gmail dot com

For administrative information, please contact:
Aimie Fong (rencontres dot vietnam at gmail dot com)
Secretary of the Rencontres du Vietnam
BP 33, F-91192, Gif sur Yvette, France
Tel: 33 (0)1 69 28 51 35 / 33(0)7 81 29 44 15