Rencontres de Moriond
QCD and High Energy Interactions

Information Bulletin


The XLIIIrd Rencontres de Moriond session devoted to QCD AND HIGH ENERGY INTERACTIONS will be held in La Thuile from Saturday, March 8th to Saturday, March 15th 2008. La Thuile is a pleasant winter sport resort located in the Italian Alps, at 1450 m alt., about 120 km from Geneva . The nearest international airports are Geneva (Switzerland)and Milan (Italy). If you arrive in Geneva International Airport, do not forget that you (especially citizens from Russia) may need a transit visa, coming through Switzerland to Italy.

Postal address of the meeting :
Rencontres de Moriond
Planibel Hotel - La Thuile
Aosta valley
11016 La Thuile (Aosta) - Italy
Phone number : 39 - (0)1 65 88 45 41
Fax number : 39 - (0)1 65 88 45 35
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 :

2. Program Committee :

E. Augé (Orsay), U. Bassler (Saclay), E. Berger (Argonne), S. Bethke (Munich), A. Capella (Orsay), A. Czarnecki (Alberta), D. Denegri (CERN, Saclay), Y. Dokshitzer (Paris), N. Glover (Durham), B. Klima (Fermilab), L.Kluberg (Palaiseau), M. Krawczyk (Warsaw), L. McLerran (Brookhaven), B. Pietrzyk (Annecy), Chung-I Tan (Brown Univ.), J. Tran Thanh Van (Orsay) and U. Wiedemann (Stony Brook).

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 (see form)to one member of the program committee with a copy to Bolek Pietrzyk; as soon as possible (before January 10th 2008 at the latest).
Due to limitation of time, 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.
Speakers are kindly asked to write their talks using LARGE fonts.
Further information can be obtained from the program committee

Proceedings of the conference will be put on the web and published. Instructions will be distributed during the Rencontres. Deadline for contribution will be May 15th 2008.


1. Conference Dates :

The meeting will begin on Saturday, March 8th, 2008 at 18:00 and will end on Saturday, March 15th, at 12:30.

2. Conference Facilities :

The following equipment will be available : a laptop computer, a video-projector for computer and an overhead projector for plastic transparencies presentations. Speakers can bring their presentation on their laptop, or (preferably) on an USB key or/and send them to B. Pietrzyk ( before the meeting. The presentations will be posted on the Web just after the conference.
Limited internet connections will be available from the hotel. In particular, a wireless hub will be installed.

3. Conference Fee :

The conference fee for participants is 350 Euros. It will cover the cost of the copy of the proceedings and the cost of all social events and organizing matters.

Payment :
Before the conference :
by bank transfer in Euros only (add 22 Euros for bank fees) to the Moriond bank account :
Banque Populaire Val de France
3 Rue Henri Amodru
91190 Gif sur Yvette
Association ADREMOR
Bank code 18707
Branch Number 00019
Account Number 09521346453, Key 33
Swift code CCBPFRPPVER (Bank identification code)
IBAN number FR76-1870-7000-1909-5213-4645-333
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' checks in Euros or US dollars to "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 cards are not accepted to pay for the fees, but they are accepted to pay for the hotel bill (see below).

4. 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 card payment (for the hotel accommodation only) are accepted.
The total cost (full board) will amount to 539 Euros (double occupancy) (to be fixed soon).
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 15th, 2007.
For accompanying members, the costs are as follows :
- 539 Euros per adult
- 405 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 30th, 2007.

Important notice:
Hotel reservations are made for the whole session : i.e. from the evening of Saturday, March 8th to the morning of Saturday, March 15th (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, 2008. 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.

5. Accommodation grants :

Partial support from the European Union "Marie Curie" Programme is available for a limited of scientists :

Member states presently are : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czeh republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Associated states are : Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland

You will find the relevants application form here.


Information below is not yet definitive and may be updated later
see SNCF Web site for more

1. From Paris to Geneva by TGV :

March 8th 2008
Paris - Geneva
07:10 - 10:45
11:10 - 14:35
15:04 - 18:35
18:10 - 21:32
19:07 - 22:45
March 15th 2007
Geneva - Paris
07:17 - 10:49
09:17 - 12:49
13:17 - 16:49
16:14 - 19:43
19:17 - 22:49
Please note that reservations are compulsory for TGV trains.

Then take the train to Geneva - Cointrin airport (7 minutes, one train every 15 minutes), then the conference bus (see below).

2. From Geneva Airport to La Thuile :

a) Conference buses :
Departure is from Geneva Airport (International Sector).
MEETING POINT: At the arrival level at the desk Accueil France International (International Sector of Geneva Airport - Tourism Information). The driver (with the 'Rencontres de Moriond' Poster) will meet you there 15 minutes before departure.

Departure from Geneva International airport on Saturday March 8th is scheduled at ** NEW ** 12:30, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30 and 15:30 .
Please, contact the Moriond Secretariat for the bus reservation.

Return Conference buses are scheduled to leave La Thuile on Saturday, March 15th at 12:30 sharp (after lunch) and will reach Geneva airport and then CERN (if requested) around 17:00, depending on the traffic.

3. From Turin or Milan Malpensa Airport to La Thuile

It is possible to reach La Thuile with public transport (train and bus) from Torino and Milano, but in practice this is quite cumbersome.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, a shuttle service operates; on the other days, the same company runs essentially taxis.
Information can be obtained at : "ATS"

In past experience, the service is quite smooth and fast, but depends on local contractors. It may happen that one demand is initially accepted, and after a couple of days canceled because no local contractor could be found. Please make sure that you get a final and firm confirmation (if possible with a local contact info) before counting on it.

4. By car

La Thuile can be reached by car, by the A40 highway to St Gervais, then by E25 to Chamonix, Courmayeur and Pré Saint Didier and then turn to the right in the direction of La Thuile via Strata Stratale Valle d'Aosta (10 km).
If chains are necessary, the sooner you put them on, the better.


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 effective after your online registration procedure has been validated by the conference secretariat. An acknowledge will be sent to you by email . Please Register Register as soon as possible. After January 15th 2008, we may not be able to get hotel registration for you.