(Hanoi, 29 October - 01 November 2016)

General Information

This activity (HGU-2016) is organized jointly by

  • Institute of physics (IOP), Vietnam academy of science and technology, Hanoi.
  • Yukawa institute of theoretical physics (YITP), Kyoto university, Kyoto.
  • Laboratory for high energy physics and cosmology, FOP, VNU university of science, Hanoi.
  • Hanoi national university of education (HNUE), Hanoi.
  • Vietnam astronomical society.

to celebrate one century of the general relativity, the recent discovery of gravitation waves and other developments of the research on gravitation and cosmology.

This activity is also organized as an external activity of the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), Pohang.



The activity consists of two parts:

Public part (for general audience, no pre-registration needed):

  • Public lecture by Takaaki Kajita (2015 Nobel laureate in physics) (brief CV)
    Takaaki Kajita is the Special University Professor at the University of Tokyo, and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR). Kajita received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo School of Science in 1986. In 1998, at the Neutrino International Conference held in Takayama, Gifu, he showed the analysis results which provided strong evidence for atmospheric neutrino oscillations In 2015 he shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for his role in discovering atmospheric neutrino oscillations.

    Title: Neutrino oscillations (see abstract)


    Neutrinos are elementary particles which are very difficult to observe. They have been assumed to have no mass. It was predicted that, if they had masses, they could change their type while they fly. This phenomenon is called neutrino oscillations. Neutrino oscillations was discovered by deep underground neutrino experiments. I will describe this discovery of neutrino oscillations. The implications of the discovery of the neutrino oscillations and the small neutrino masses will be also described.

    Time: 14h 00, Saturday, 29 October

    Venue: The building K, Conference Hall, Hanoi University of Education, 136 Xuân Thủy, Hanoi..

  • Public program on gravitation anđ the Universe, and book presentation (see the detailed program). This program, aimed at general audience, is devoted to the 60th anniversary of the VNU university of science.

    Time: 14h 00, Tuesday, 01 November

    Venue: Lecture hall 416, building T1, VNU university of science, 334 Nguyen Trai, Ha Noi.

Workshop part (pre-registration required):

Workshop program

Time: Sunday, 30 October – Tuesday, 01 November,

Venue: Conference hall (10th floor), Central building, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technogy (west gate or central gate), 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi.

The workshop covers the topics:
  • General relativity and other (modified) theories of gravitation,
  • Gravitational waves: theory and experiment,
  • Structure and dynamics of the Universe: inflation, dark matter, dark energy, black holes, holography, etc.
  • Other related topics.