Nobel laureates heading to Vietnam for annual scientific gathering

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Vietnamese-French professor Ngo Bao Chau, a Fields Medal winner, will also join the event. Photo credit: VnExpress Vietnamese-French professor Ngo Bao Chau, a Fields Medal winner, will also join the event. Photo credit: VnExpress

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Hundreds of leading scientists including six Nobel laureates will join a series of scientific conferences in the central province of Binh Dinh through the end of the year. 
The 12th Rencontres du Vietnam (Meetings of Vietnam) will be organized between June 26 and December 17.
The Nobel Prize winners are physicists David Jonathan Gross, Carlo Rubbia and Jerome Friedman, chemist Kurt Wuthrich, economist Finn Kydland and Jean Jouzel, former vice chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Vietnamese-French professor Ngo Bao Chau, who in 2010 won the Fields Medal, considered the Nobel Prize of mathematics, is set to attend. 
Tran Chau, vice chairman of Binh Dinh, said there will be 12 scientific conferences and three physics classes held at the International Center of Interdisciplinary Science Education in the province’s capital town Quy Nhon.
Professor Tran Thanh Van, a leading physicist at France’s National Center for Scientific Research, founded Rencontres du Vietnam as an association of local and international scientists.
The series of seminars have been organized in Quy Nhon since 2000. It became an annual event in 2011.

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