A participant speaks at the event (Source: VNA)

Binh Dinh (VNA)
- The scientific conference “EDS Blois 2019 on elastic and diffractive scattering” kicked off on June 24 at the International Centre of Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) in Quy Nhon city, the central province of Binh Dinh, attracting 54 scientists from 17 countries and territories around the world.

EDS is elastic and diffractive scattering is a specialized field in particle physics research, which not many scientists in the world study.

Initiated in 1985 in Blois town of France, the event of this kind is organised every two years in many parts of the world with the official name of EDS Blois.

This is the second time the conference has been held in Quy Nhon - a city that is striving to become the first scientific city of Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Research topics at EDS Blois 2019 focus on elastic scattering and total scattering cross section; regional and central diffraction; heavy ions; distribution of parton and processes with hadron final states; generalized parton distributions; spin in physics; recent theoretical developments among others.

The 18th event will last until June 29.-VNA