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The XXXVIth Rencontres de Moriond session devoted to QCD AND HIGH ENERGY HADRONIC INTERACTIONS will be held in Les Arcs 1800 from Saturday, March 17th to Saturday, March 24th, 2001. Les Arcs 1800 is a pleasant winter sport resort located in the French Alpes, at 1800 m alt., about 120 km from Geneva and 12 km from Bourg-Saint-Maurice. The nearest railway station is Bourg-Saint-Maurice, trains (TGV) from Paris to Bourg-Saint- Maurice are quite convenient. The nearest international airports are Geneva and Lyon.

Postal address of the meeting :
Rencontres de Moriond
Hotel Latitudes - Les Arcs 1800
Village de Charmettoger
73700 - Bourg-Saint-Maurice - France
Phone number : 33 - (0)4 79 07 49 79
Fax number : 33 - (0)4 79 07 49 87
Please begin your fax with : Attention to Rencontres de Moriond.


The purpose of the Rencontres de Moriond is to discuss recent findings and new ideas in elementary particle physics 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.


1. Program :

The topics which will be discussed include :
Higgs boson searches
Heavy flavour physics
Searches for particles beyond the standard model
QCD properties of W and Z production
Low x physics and diffraction
Heavy ion physics
New trends in physics

2. Program Committee :

E. Auge (Orsay), E. Berger (Argonne), A. Capella (Orsay), S. Catani (CERN), D. Denegri (Saclay), B. Klima (Fermilab), L.Kluberg (Palaiseau), G. Korchemsky (Orsay), L. McLerran (Brookhaven), L. Montanet (CERN), B. Pietrzyk (Annecy), J. Tran Thanh Van (Orsay), Chung-I Tan (Brown Univ.) and C. Voltolini (Strasbourg).

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 to a member of the program committee of their choice as soon as possible and by January 15, 2001 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 .
Speakers are kindly asked to write their transparencies in BIG letters and preferably only on the upper 2/3 of the sheet.

Proceedings of the conference will be published. Instructions will be distributed during the Rencontres. Deadline for contribution will be May 15th 2001.


1. Conference Dates :

The meeting will begin on Saturday, March 17th, 2001 at 18 h 00 and will end on Saturday, March 24th, at 11 h 30.

2. Conference Facilities :

The following equipment will be available : a slide projector for 5cm x 5cm slides and an overhead projector for transparencies.

3. Transparencies :

Speakers are requested to bring a good photocopy of the transparencies of their talk. This copy will be kept for display.
In order to make these transparencies available on the web, speakers who have their talk in file format (PDF, Postscript, HTML,...) are invited to send them to E. Augé (auge@lal.in2p3.fr).

4. Conference Fee :

The conference fee for participants is 1900 FF. It covers the cost of the copy of the proceedings and the cost of all social events.

Payments before the conference can be made in French Francs by bank transfer to Moriond bank account (add 150 FF or 30 USD for bank fees):
ADREMOR - Bank code 10548, Branch 00013, Account 00047 135 153, Key 67, Banque de Savoie, Place de l'Hotel de Ville, 73700 Bourg Saint Maurice, France.
In this case, the transfer should clearly indicate your name to identify the payment. The corresponding voucher should imperatively be handed to the Moriond Secretariat at Les Arcs.
Payment can be made on the conference site by traveller's checks or personal checks in French Francs (or US dollars) to the order of "Rencontres de Moriond", handed to the secretariat upon your arrival or within the first two days of the workshop.

Please avoid cash payment if possible, but if you have to change money, please note that the exchange rate at Les Arcs is less advantageous than in cities like Paris or Geneva.
Credit cards are not accepted.

5. Accommodation :

Housing is in hotel Latitudes Charmettoger. Meals are served in this hotel for all participants. The hotel bill shall be paid directly to the hotel. Credit card payment, for the hotel accomodation only, can be accepted. The cost (full board) amounts to 3850 FF (double occupancy). It will be difficult to obtain single rooms. Only a few will be available at an additional cost of 1050 FF.
Single rooms should be reserved before December 15, 2000.
For accompanying members, the costs are as follows :
- 3 850 FF per adult
- 1 400 FF per child (4-11 years)
It will not be possible to find accommodation for your family if you have not requested it by December 30th, 2000.

Important notice:
Hotel reservations are made for the whole session : i.e. from the evening of Saturday, March 17th to the morning of Saturday, March 24th (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 the case of partial attendance.
Cancellation of hotel reservations should be made before February 15th, 2001. After this date, the hotel will charge us for the entire cost and we will have to ask the participants who cancel their attendance later to pay for the total accommodation cost as listed above.

6. Accommodation Grants

Partial support will be available for a limited number of young scientists (up to 35 years) who are citizens of a European Union Member State. Please send your application form before December 30th, 2000.


a) From Paris to Bourg-Saint-Maurice by train :

Please note that reservations are compulsory for TGV trains. Be especially careful not to reserve too late as TGV trains to Bourg Saint-Maurice are often full at this time of the year, and particularly on Saturdays.

Train schedule are still preliminary
Departure from Paris Gare de Lyon - Arrival in Bourg-St-Maurice
09 h 34 - Arrival at 14 h 49
10 h 48 - Arrival at 15 h 54
13 h 48 - Arrival at 19 h 09

Return from Bourg-St-Maurice - Arrival in Paris Gare de Lyon
13 h 26 - Arrival at 18 h 27
14 h 29 - Arrival at 19 h 43
16 h 41 - Arrival at 21 h 57

Please note that rooms will not be available before 18 h 00 on Saturday, March, 17th.

b) From Bourg Saint-Maurice to Les Arcs 1800 :

Regular buses are available from Bourg-Saint-Maurice train station to Les Arcs 1800 (45 mn drive) at most train arrivals from Paris. Cost : 50 FF one way (luggage included). Please ask for a ticket "Les Arcs-Villard".

Taxis : approximate cost : 250/350 FF, depending on the number of persons/luggage.

c) From Geneva Airport to Les Arcs 1800 :

It is recommended, as much as possible, to take the first conference bus, or, if you go by car, to leave Geneva before 12h on Saturday. Experience has shown that traffic jams can be "terrible" if one leaves Geneva after 14h00.

With the Conference buses : departure from Geneva International airport. At the arrival level, ground floor, take the exit (gate nr 3) just in front of the customs, cross a car-park and you will be in front of the bus "GONNET BUS TOURS". It will be waiting in the bus park, with RENCONTRES DE MORIOND posters on the windows.

* On Saturday, March 17th : first bus leaving at 12 h 30, second bus leaving at 13 h 30.

If you miss the conference bus, please note that there are also regular buses to Les Arcs 1800. The time table is not yet known. Duration : about 3 hours. Price : 385 FF one way.

Return Conference buses are scheduled to leave Les Arcs 1800 on Saturday, March 24th at 12 h 00 sharp (after lunch) and will reach Geneva airport and then CERN (if requested) around 15 h 30, depending on the traffic.

d) By car

Les Arcs 1800 can be easily reached by car, by the A43 highway to Albertville, then by the N90 to Bourg-St-Maurice (via Moutiers), and then direction Les Arcs 1800 (16 km). Be careful, there are two "Hotel Latitudes" in Les Arcs 1800, ours is "Latitudes Charmettoger", at the end of the resort, "Village de Charmettoger"! If chains are necessary, the sooner you put them on, the better (in Bourg-St-Maurice). In Les Arcs, the temperature can easily go down to - 20 C, make sure you have sufficient antifreeze.


a) The temperature in Les Arcs varies between - 20 and 5 C. The ground is often icy and it is important to bring appropriate walking shoes and warm clothes.

b) Ski and boot rental is available at the Hotel (special discount for the Moriond participants).

c) If you fly to Geneva airport and if your luggage is missing on your arrival, when making your claim, ask for your luggage to be forwarded to you to the Hotel Latitudes-Charmettoger at Les Arcs 1800 by taxi, for a few Moriond participants have had their suitcases "stuck" in Bourg-St-Maurice by bus companies.


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 it as soon as possible! If it is not received by December 30, 2000, we may not be able to get hotel reservations for you.