22nd Vietnam School of Physics (VSOP22)

Starts: 01 September, 2016

Ends: 12 September, 2016


07 Science Avenue, Ghenh Rang, Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh, Vietnam


The VSOP-22 is organized by Rencontres du Vietnam (RdV) in cooperation with Quy Nhon University, Quy Nhon, Vietnam and Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (IN2P3), CNRS, France.

This school belongs to a series of schools originating from a school created in 1994 by Nguyen Van Hieu, and Tran Thanh Van and funded by Rencontres du Vietnam. It became an international school in 1995 with participation of Vietnamese and foreign students. The school is also funded later by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, and the Asia-Pacific Centre for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), Pohang, Korea, as an external activity.

The 22nd VSOP will be devoted to particle physics, both theory and experiment. In addition to fundamental knowledge of Quantum Field Theory, Standard Model (SM), QCD and Monte Carlo methods, the lectures will cover experimental methods for collider searches (especially at the LHC), theories beyond the SM, dark matter models and their experimental prospects.

Key Dates:

  • 1 February 2016: Regitration open
  • 31 May 2016: Regitration close
  • 30 June 2016:  Participants selected

Applicants: All people (no age limit) interested are welcome to apply for participation in the VSOP-22. The school can accept about 40 participants.

Financial Support: Some financial support will be possible for participants from developing countries. Priority will be given to master/PhD students and junior researchers from the Asia-Pacific region. Very-good bachelor students who have taken some quantum-field-theory courses are encouraged to apply. Those attending the entire scientific program will be given advantage.

Scientific Programme

The 22nd VSOP will be devoted to particle physics. The lecture schedule foreseen includes:

  • Standard Model: 7 lectures (Aoife Bharucha, CPT, Marseille, France)
  • Higgs physics: 4 lectures (Dilip Kumar Ghosh, IACS, Kolkata, India)
  • LHC experiments: 7 lectures (Jonathan Butterworth, University Colledge London, UK)
  • QCD and Monte Carlo: 7 lectures (Matteo Cacciari, LPTHE Paris, France)
  • Beyond the Standard Model: 6 lectures (Koichi Hamaguchi, Tokyo U., Japan)
  • Dark matter: 6 lectures (Tim Tait, UC Irvine, USA)

Dedicated exercise sessions on each of these topics are expected. Each lecture lasts 90 minutes.