Connecting vietnam science to the world

– KIEN TUONG – THANG NGUYEN
To continue with the success of “Rencontres du Vietnam” in the past years, “Rencontres du Vietnam” in 2017 and the fifth time in Quy Nhon City with conferences, Vietnam summer schools continues scientific forums for scientists to share, discuss and announce the latest results in their studies, openiny opportunities for cooperation, development and scientific research; at the same time, opportunities for youny Vietnamese scientists to nourish and nurture science for the future and confirminy the role andyreatmeaniny of science towards our lives.
since 2013, the purpose of conferences, workshops at the International Center for Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE), Quy Nhon City have brought international scientists to Vietnam, and in tern, shared with Vietnamese scientists the latest results as well as the development of international science. The conferences and workshops are forums of Vietnamese scientists and leading international ones. Beside the professional issues of the conferences and workshops interest scientists, the conferences also set up the issues related to Vietnamese managers as well as policies to encourage scientific research in Vietnam.
The initial event of “The 13th Rencontres du Vietnam”in 2017 is the international scientific conference “Environmental Pollution, Restoration and Management”, the dialogue between Minister of Natural Resources and EnvironmentTran Hong Ha and international scientists. The environmental pollution caused by the pesticide, garbage, plastic waste, especially the harmful effects of lathe on the environment and human health was exchanged at the conference. Accordingly, scientists cited many effective methods of treating environmental pollution that had been used in many countries throughout the world. According to international scientists, Vietnam needs to study technology to manage the environment well and have measures to recover it. These are important issues, how to combine science, technology and policy management to create a common policy on the environment. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said, “When we meet and establish relationships, and scientists combine forces together, it is property, a tremendous resource that not only deals with past issues but also gives us approaches and measures of development in the future.”
Followed by conferences, workshops: Cosmology, Neutrino physics. Exploring the Dark Universe, Nanophysics, Hot Topics in General Relativity and Gravitation, Star Formation in different environments, etc. attracted 1,500 leading professors, scientists, including Prof. Gerard ‘t Hooft – A Nobel- laureate in physics in 1999.


The conferences on particle physics, astrophysics and Nanophysics took place as previous years, the difference of “The 13th Rencontres du Vietnam” this year was that conferences and Vietnam summer schools on medicine, mathematics and technologies for communications. Scientific conferences helped to enrich the knowledge of young scientists, connecting between Vietnam science and the world to gradually develop Vietnam science.
Many attractive and practical events besides conferences, workshops. With the aim of connecting international scientists and scientists at ICISE, creating the motivation to develop science and education, contributing to enhance the image and position of Vietnam science on the international arena, in October 2016, Rencontres du Vietnam in collaboration with Binh Dinh People’s Committee organized a launching ceremony of Theoretical Physics Group at Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Education (IFIRSE), ICISE and this Group works as “a bridge” between Vietnam scientists and international ones.The Group is led by Dr. Le Due Ninh and his wife, Dr. Dao Thi Nhung. Both of them had decided to quit their lives in Germany, returned to Vietnam and chose Quy Nhon as a destination for their scientific research.
In July, 2017, Rencontres du Vietnam and Binh Dinh People’s Committee organized the establishing ceremony of “Vietnam Neutrino Group” at IFIRSE, ICISE. The Group includes Prof. Tsuyoshi Nakaya, Prof. Yuichi Oyama, Prof. Makoto Miura and Prof. Atsumu Suzuki (“NOMS Group”). NOMS Group helps IFIRSE in advising the Neutrino Group of IFIRSE to work in international collaboration of neutrino experiments, helping IFIRSE in training human resources for the neutrino group of IFIRSE by coordinating with Rencontres du Vietnam to annually organize international conferences and workshops, short-term training courses in the field of neutrino physics, facilitating members of IFIRSE neutrino group during their stay in Japan for using computers, office and other facilities for research, etc.
In addition, there have been scientific talks between well-known scientists, Nobel- laureates and students and those interested in science in Quy Nhon City. In 2017 Prof. Francois Vannucci (The University of Paris 7, France) had a scientific talk with students and those interested in science on the title of “Invisible World of Neutrino Particles”; Prof. Gerardus’t Hooft (A Nobel-laureate in physics in 1999) had a scientific talk with students and those interested in science on the title of “The Fundamental Laws of Nature”.
From a rendezvous for both national and international scientists, “Rencontres du Vietnam” has opened lots of opportunities for cooperation, development, connection and scientific research in the future; at the same time, confirmed the role and great meaning of science towards our lives.

Source: Binh Dinh Bulletin – 10/2017
Author: Kien Tuong, Translator: Thang Nguyen