Sunday, February 25, 2024

General Information

As a continuation of the success of the 1st workshop in 2011, the 2nd Vietnam Workshop on Astrophysics and Cosmology will be held from 04th to 10th August, 2013 at Quy Nhon University. The aims of the workshop are: (i) to provide a forum for international and Vietnamese astrophysicists to discuss their research and (ii) to introduce current research topics in astrophysics and cosmology to undergraduate and graduate students in Vietnam.

The school is supported by Rencontres du Vietnam.

The workshop covers contemporary research topics in astrophysics and cosmology, including:

  • Star: Massive Star Formation, Supernovae, AGB Stars, Brown Dwarfs.
  • Planet: Planet Formation, Planetary Systems, Exo-planets.
  • Galaxy: Matter cycle in our galaxy, Sub-millimetre star forming galaxies.
  • Cosmology: Gravitational Lensing, Observational Cosmology, Intensity Mapping.
  • CMB Radiations: Physics and Observations. 
  • Cosmic Rays: Introduction.
  • Dark Matter: Decaying Dark Matter, Bulk Viscosity and Cosmic Acceleration.
  • Picosatellites: Scientific CubeSat.

Some limited accommodation and local travel funds may be available for young scientists from Vietnam and Asian developing countries.

Invited Speakers:

  • Pham Ngoc Diep (VATLY, Institute for Nuclear Science & Technology, Vietnam)
  • Nguyen Trong Hien (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Nguyen Quynh Lan (Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam)
  • Pierre Lesaffre (École Normanle Supérieure de Paris, France)
  • Phan Bao Ngoc (International University-VNU, HCMC, Vietnam)
  • Nguyen Luong Quang (Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Canada)
  • Roland Triay (Centre de Physique Théorique, France)
  • Dinh Van Trung (Institute of Physics, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam)

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Phan Bao Ngoc (International University-VNU HCMC, Vietnam)
  • Pierre Lesaffre (École Normale Supérieure de Paris, France)
  • Jean Thanh Van Tran (Chair, Rencontres du Vietnam)

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Pham Ngoc Diep (VATLY, Institute for Nuclear Science & Technology, Vietnam)
  • Phan Bao Ngoc (Chair, International University-VNU HCMC, Vietnam)
    Nguyen Minh Phuong (Quy Nhon University, VIetnam)
  • Doan Minh Thuy (Quy Nhon University, VIetnam)  
  • Cao Anh Tuan (HCMC University of Pedagogy, Vietnam)


  • Nguyen Ngoc Linh (International University-VNU, HCMC)
  • Do Duy Tho (International University-VNU, HCMC)

Poster: click to download

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