XLIst Rencontres de Moriond

Electroweak interactions and unified theories


Place and date :
The Moriond Meeting Electroweak interactions and unified theories, will be held in La Thuile, Italy, from Saturday March 11th 2006 at 18h00 to Saturday March 18th at 11h30.

La Thuile is a pleasant winter sports resort located in the Italian Alps, at 1450 m. alt., about 120km away from Geneva.

The nearest international airport is Geneva (Switzerland). If you arrive in Geneva international airport, do not forget that you may need a transit visa, coming through Switzerland to Italy.

Planibel Hotel
La Thuile - Valle d'Aosta
11016 La Thuile (Aosta)
Phone : +39 0165 88 45 41
Fax : +39 0165 88 45 35
Please begin your mails/phone-calls/fax with : 'To attention of Rencontres de Moriond'.
Purpose of the Rencontres
The purpose of the Rencontres de Moriond is to discuss recent findings and new ideas in fundamental interactions in a pleasant, relaxed and intimate atmosphere. The meeting is intended to promote fruitful collaboration between experimentalists and theorists and between various institutions, by bringing together a limited number of particle physicists in beautiful and inspiring surroundings.
Available equipment
The following equipment will be available :
  • a projector for computer presentations
  • an overhead projector for transparencies
  • a slide projector for 5cm x 5cm slides
  • speakers can bring their presentations on their laptops
Your presentation
Speakers are requested to bring a good photocopy of their talks. This copy will be left for display. In order to make transparencies available on the web, speakers who have their talks in computer file format (Postscript, PDF, Powerpoint, WordE) are invited to send an email with their file as an attachment or with the address to an ftp or www server where the file can be fetched. The Email address for this purpose is :
The presentations will be posted in the web just after the conference, in PDF format. Please fill the abstract submission form if you need so.
We will ask your presentation just after your talk.
We strongly advise you to make a copy of your presentation on a key or CD. You may also send in advance your presentation to the chair-person of your presentation.
Proceedings of the conference will be published. Instructions will be given during the Rencontres. Deadline for the contributions will be May 15th 2006.
The conference fee for participants is 340 euros.
Payment can be made :
  • Before the conference by bank transfer in euros only (add 22 euros for bank fees) to the Moriond bank account :
    Banque de Savoie, Place de l'Hotel de Ville,
    73700 - Bourg Saint Maurice, France.
    Bank Code 10548,
    Branch No 00013,
    Account number 000 47135 153,
    Key 67,
    Swift code BSAVFR2C,
    IBAN number: FR 76 - 1054 - 8000 - 1300 - 0471 - 3515 - 367 and BIC code : BSAVFR2C.
    In this case, the transfer should clearly indicate your name to identify the payment. The corresponding voucher should imperatively be handed to the Moriond Secretary at the conference site.
  • On the conference site by personal checks or travellers' chekcs in euros or US Dollars to the order of "Rencontres de Moriond", handed to the conference secretary upon your arrival or within the first 2 days of the workshop.
    Please avoid cash payment if possible.
    Credit card are not accepted for conference fee payments but are accepted for the hotel bill
    (see below).
Accommodations Housing will be in Hotel Planibel, La Thuile . Meals will be served in this hotel for all participants.
The hotel bill shall be paid directly to the hotel. Major credit cards (for the hotel accommodations only) are accepted.The total cost (full board) will amount to 560 Euros (double occupancy). It will be difficult to obtain single rooms (to be confirmed). Only a few will be available at an additional cost of 140 Euros. Single rooms should be reserved before January 15th, 2006 (to be confirmed).
For accompanying members, the costs are as follows :
- 560 Euros per adult
- 420 euros per child (6-8 years old)
- 280 euros per child (3-5 years old)
It will not be possible to find accommodation for your family if you have not requested it by january 15th, 2006 (to be confirmed).
Important notice : Hotel reservations are made for the whole session: i.e. from the evening of Saturday March 11th to the morning of Saturday March 18th (including lunch before departure of the conference bus to Geneva). Please note that the total cost of the meeting will not be reduced even in case of partial attendance.
Cancellations of hotel reservation should be made before February 15th, 2006 (to be confirmed). After this date, the hotel will charge us for the entire cost of accommodation and we will have to ask the participants who cancel their attendance later, to pay for the total accommodation as listed above.
TRAVEL More detailed informations will be communicated later.
1) From Paris to Geneva by train (TGV) :
Please note that reservations are compulsory for TGV trains.
Time schedule for train on March 11th
Living Paris Gare de Lyon at 7:10 - Geneva (train station) arrival time - 10:45
Living Paris Gare de Lyon at 10:30 - Geneva arrival time - 14:02
Time schedule for train on March 18th
Living Geneva (train station) at 16:43 - Paris Gare de Lyon arrival time 20:25
Living Geneva at 19:23 - Paris Gare de Lyon arrival time 22:45

From Geneva Train station to Geneva Airport by train : 7mn, every 15 mn.

2) From Geneva Airport to La Thuile :
a) Conference bus :
Departure is from Geneva International Airport on Saturday March, 11th:
the first bus will leave at 13h30, and a
second one at 13h30
third bus leaving on 15h30.
Return conference buses are scheduled to leave La Thuile on Saturday, March 18th, at 12h30 sharp (after lunch) and will reach Geneva railway station and airport and then CERN (if requested) around 17h00, depending on the traffic. An early bus is also foreseen to leave La Thuile in the morming at 8h30.
b) By car :
La Thuile can be easily reached by car from France : by the A40 highway to St Gervais, then by the E25 to Chamonix, Courmayeur and Pré Saint Didier and then turn right, direction to La Thuile via Strada Statale Valle d'Aosta (10km). If chains are necessary, the sooner you put them on, is the better.

3) From Milano Malpensa Airport to La Thuile :
Reservation shall be made directly at the hotel, 6 full days prior to departure, giving exact name and surname, number of flight and time of arrival and departure. More informations on the documents here attached (pdf format).
Please note that your reply to the program committee member who sent you the invitation is not considered as a registration. Registration for your attendance to the workshop and hotel reservation will only be made on receipt of the registration form.
Please return your registration form as soon as possible. If it is not received by January 30th, 2006 (to be confirmed), we may not be able to get hotel reservation for you.

Contact details The conference secretary and the program committee will give you further informations.
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