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Expert in nuclear physics and atomic energy

Thanh Van Tran, also known as Jean Tran Thanh Van, is a renowned French-Vietnamese physicist. Born on in Hanoi, Vietnam, he is best known for his contributions to the field of particle physics. Jean Tran Thanh Van co-founded the Rencontres de Moriond (Moriond Conferences), an annual series of international conferences in high-energy physics. 


In April 2012, he was one of three Asians awarded the Tate Medal at the American Physical Society Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also awarded Knight of the Legion of Honour, Commander of the National Order of Merit, Commander of the Order of Academic Palms, Vietnam Friendship Medal… 


He is a co-author of more than 300 scientific articles. He is one of the initiators of the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2021. His work has not only enriched the scientific community but also strengthened scientific ties between France and Vietnam. 


He and his wife, Professor Le Kim Ngoc, contributed to building SOS Children's Villages in Da Lat, Dong Hoi and Thuy Xuan Children's Protection Center (Hue). 


Tran Thanh Van, France

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