PASCOS 2016 opened in Quy Nhon

International Symposium on Particles, Strings and Cosmology (PASCOS) was officially opened by the association of Rencontres du Vietnam (Meeting Vietnam) at the International Center of Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh province on July 11.

Scientists join PASCOS 2016. (Photo:SGGP)

The symposium is a part of the program of 12th Rencontres du Vietnam 2016 which was co - hosted by Professor Tran Thanh Van- Chairman of Meeting Vietnam Science Association and Professor Pham Quang Hung- lecturer of U.S Virginia University.

Around 200 domestic and international scientists gathered in the science event.

After the opening ceremony, American theoretical physicist and string theorist, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2004 Mr. David Jonathan Gross; Japanese professor and winner of Nobel Prize in Physics 2015 Mr. Takaaki Kajita respectively delivered their speeches at the science symposium.

According to Prof. Pham Quang Hung, PASCOS has been held annually since 2005, aiming to summarize and discuss on achievements and results of the particle, string theory and cosmology in the recent years.

The goal of this year symposium is to review and discuss recent progress in particle physics, string theory and cosmology. Following important discoveries made within the last few years, including properties of neutrino mixings, the Higgs particle, and most recently gravitational waves, it is urgent to bring together theorists and experimentalists to discuss what has been learned and what might show up in the next few years. ICISE will provide an ideal setting for both established and young physicists to present new theoretical ideas and new experimental projects.

Rencontres du Vietnam desired young scientists as well as science lovers have favorable opportunity to show their ideas so behind speeches of well-known scientists, members of the symposium will also listen to young scientists and students, esp. some of them are Vietnamese, added Mr. Pham Quang Hung.

PASCOS is scheduled to run by July 16.

By Tuy Phong- Translated by Huyen Huong

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