The purpose of the Rencontres de Moriond is to discuss recent findings and new ideas in physics in a pleasant, relaxed and convivial atmosphere

The meeting is intended to promote fruitful collaboration between various communities and institutes by bringing together a small number of scientists in inspiring surroundings

At the Rencontres, theorists meet experimenters, young scientists at the post-doctoral level meet senior researchers and discuss all the presented results with them

Some priority is given to young scientists to orally present and defend their own work

The Rencontres are recognised as an excellent training opportunity as well as an opportunity for young scientists to integrate into the physics community

Each year several sessions are organized concerning different domains such as Electroweak, QCD, Cosmology, Gravitation, Astroparticle or Mesoscopic Physics