The XLIInd Rencontres de Moriond will be held in La Thuile , Italy, from Sunday March 11th to Sunday March 18th 2007. It will be devoted to Gravitational Waves and Experimental Gravity.

La Thuile is a pleasant winter sport resort located the Italian Alps, at 1450 m alt., about 120 km 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 (this is certainly the case for Russian and Korean participants).

Postal address of the meeting:

Rencontres de Moriond
Planibel Hotel - La Thuile
Valle d'Aosta
11016 La Thuile (Aosta)
Phone: 39 (0)1 65 88 45 41
Fax: 39 (0)1 65 88 45 35
Please begin your fax with: To the attention of Rencontres de Moriond.


The purpose of the Rencontres de Moriond is to discuss recent findings and new ideas in cosmology, particle physics and astrophysics in a pleasant, relaxed and intimate atmosphere. The meeting intends to promote fruitful collaboration between various communities and between various institutes by bringing together a small number of scientists in beautiful and inspiring surroundings.


1. Program Committee

R. Ansari (LAL, Orsay), M.A. Bizouard (LAL, Orsay), C. Deffayet (IAP, Paris), N. Dimarcq (LNE-SYRTE, Paris), J. Dumarchez (LPNHE, Paris), R. Flaminio (LAPP, Annecy), Y. Giraud-Héraud (APC, Paris), H, Lueck (Hannover), Ch. Magneville (DAPNIA, Saclay), S. Reynaud (LKB, Paris), J. Trân Thanh Vân (Univ. Paris-Sud, Orsay), J.-L. Vinet (OCA, Nice)


2. Program

The topics which will be discussed include:

3. Contributions

The detailed program of the meeting will be established according to the latest experimental and theoretical results at the time of the meeting. Participants who wish to present new results are requested to send an abstract of their proposed presentation through the Contribution Form to the organizing committee as soon as possible (before January 31st 2007 at the latest). Due to the limited time available, only a restricted number of talks can be accepted.
According to the tradition of the Rencontres de Moriond, a large amount of time will be reserved for both organized and spontaneous discussions. Hence all participants are expected to play an active role during the entire meeting. Please remember that we make a special effort to bring together theorists and experimenters: theoretical talks should be prepared with experimenters in the audience in mind, and experimental talks should likewise be aimed at theorists. Further information can be obtained from:
Jacques Dumarchez : LPNHE Univ. Paris 6&7
E-mail: jacques.dumarchez@cern.ch

Proceedings of the conference will be published. Instructions will be distributed during the Rencontres. Deadline for contributions will be May 15th 2007.



1. Workshop schedule

The workshop will begin on Sunday March 11th 2007 at 18h00 and will end on Sunday 18th, at 11h 30. For the other days, working hours will be: 8h30 - 11h30 and 16h30 - 20h30.

2. Conference facilities

The following equipment will be available: a projector for computer presentations, and an overhead projector for transparencies. Speakers are requested to bring a copy of their talk on a USB flash memory: all talks will be dowloaded on a dedicated computer.

3. Transparencies

The transparencies will be posted on the web just after the conference, in their original format (.ppt, .pdf, .ps, .doc) or only in .pdf if requested.

4. Conference Fee

The conference fee for participants is 340 euros. It will include a copy of the proceedings and the cost of all social events.


Payment can be made:

Please avoid cash payment if possible.

Credit cards are not accepted for Conference Fee payments but are accepted for the hotel bill (See below)..

5. Accommodation

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 539 Euros (double occupancy). It will be difficult to obtain single rooms. Only a few will be available at an additional cost of 140 Euros. Single rooms should be reserved before December 31st, 2006.

For accompanying members, the costs are as follows:
- 539 Euros per adult
- 404 euros per child (6 - 8 years old)
- 270 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 December 31st, 2006.

Important notice: Hotel reservations are made for the whole session: i.e. from the evening of Sunday March 11th to the morning of Sunday 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, 2007. 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.

6. Accommodation grants :

Partial support from the European Union "Marie Curie" Program will be available for a limited number of scientists:

Member states presently are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Roumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Associated states are: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland.

7. Travel

More detailed information will be communicated next december.

1) From Paris to Geneva by train (TGV)

Please note that reservations are compulsory for TGV trains.

Train Schedule

March 11, 2007

March 18, 2007

From Paris,
Gare de Lyon

Arrival in

From Geneva

Arrival in Paris,
Gare de Lyon

























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

* Please note that rooms will not be available before 17h00 on Sunday, March 11th.

2) From Geneva Airport to La Thuile

a) Conference bus

departure from Geneva International Airport on Sunday March 11th:
2 buses will leave at 13h30
1 bus will leave at 15h30.

Return conference buses are scheduled to leave La Thuile on Sunday, March 18th at 12h30 sharp (after lunch) and will reach Geneva airport and then CERN (if requested) around 16h00, depending on the traffic.

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 (10 km). If chains are necessary, the sooner you put them on, the better.

The price for a taxi from La Thuile to Geneva Airport is approximately 250 euros for one person and 90 euros for a grouped shuttle (www.ats-italy.net).



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 31st, 2007,
we may not be able to get hotel reservation for you.