|bout 120 leading professors and doctors from 25 countries and territories worldwide have gathered in central Binh Dinh Province for an international physical science conference. — Photo VGP
BINH DINH (VNS) — About 120 leading professors and doctors from 25 countries and territories worldwide have gathered in central Binh Dinh Province for an international physical science conference.
The conference, which started on Monday and was co-organised by the organisation Recontres du Vietnam (Meeting Viet Nam) and the Binh Dinh provincial People's Committee, is focusing on the theme: "Physics at Large Hadron Collider and beyond."
It aims to provide fundamental knowledge about the physical world.
According to the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It first started up on 10 September 2008, and remains the latest addition to CERN's accelerator complex.
Among the participants is 2013 Nobel Laureate in Physics Belgian François Englert, who, together with Briton Peter Higgs, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, ‘for something small that makes all the difference' – the Higgs boson.
Prof. Nguyen Van Hieu, former head of the Viet Nam Academy of Sciences and Technology, said that the conference would help Viet Nam benefit from international experience and achievements, particularly in the research and development of new materials.
"The field would pave the way for the development of industries including shipbuilding, weapons and information technology in the country," he said.
At the event, delegates from the Ministry of Science and Technology, the HCM City National University and the organisation Meeting Viet Nam proposed that the province's Quy Nhon City be a hub for science and education.
The International Centre for Science and Education is positioned in a central location poised to become a primary science and education area. There would also be an entertainment area for people of all ages, a resort and villas.
The 7-day event is part of international exchanges held in Viet Nam annually by the organisation Meeting Viet Nam. — VNS