Meribel 1974

Méribel 1974

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 53rd Rencontres de Moriond session devoted to QCD AND HIGH ENERGY INTERACTIONS will take place in La Thuile from Saturday, March 17th to Saturday, March 24th, 2018. 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.

Moriond, Hotel Planibel

Moriond QCD, Hotel Planibel

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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.

Les Arcs

La Thuile 2010

Toasting discoveries

Toasting top discovery 1995

Media coverage:

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).