Since their creation in 1966 by Jean Tran Thanh Van, the Rencontres de Moriond bring together physicists for in-depth discussions in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The 52nd Rencontres de Moriond session devoted to QCD AND HIGH ENERGY INTERACTIONS will take place in La Thuile from Saturday, March 25th to Saturday, April 1st, 2017. La Thuile is a pleasant winter sports resort located in the Italian Alps, at 1450 m alt., about 120 km from Geneva. The nearest international airport is Geneva.
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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.
La Thuile 2010
Toasting top discovery 1995
2016 50th anniversary celebration and 750 GeV structure mini-session
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1. March 14th, 2013: A Higgs-like particle became a Higgs boson at the Rencontres de Moriond QCD, see details here.
Higgs session, Thursday, March 14th 2013 - click the images for higher resolution
2. CERN Courier article on the history and spirit of Moriond.
3. Articles about the founder of the Rencontres de Moriond, Jean Tran Thanh Van in the Symmetry magazine and in the CERN Bulletin (English, French).