ICHEP is a series of international conferences organized by the C11 commission of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP). It has been held every two years since more than 50 years, and is the reference conference of particle physics where most relevant results are presented.

At ICHEP, physicists from around the world gather to share the latest advancements in particle physics, astrophysics/cosmology, and accelerator science and discuss plans for major future facilities.

ICHEP 2018 Seoul is the beginning of the second 50 years after the Standard Model. In this period, we hope that a new direction of high energy physics will be enlighted experimentally as in the past 50 years.

Past conferences

I Rochester (1950) XI Geneva (1962) XXI Paris (1982) XXXI Amsterdam (2002)
II Rochester (1952) XII Dubna (1964) XXII Leipzig (1984) XXXII Beijing (2004)
III Rochester (1952) XIII Berkeley (1966) XXIII Berkeley (1986) XXXIII Moscow (2006)
IV Rochester (1954) XIV Vienna (1968) XXIV Munich (1988) XXXIV Philadelphia (2008)
V Rochester (1955) XV Kiev (1970) XXV Singapore (1990) XXXV Paris (2010)
VI Rochester (1956) XVI Chicago (1972) XXVI Dallas (1992) XXXVI Melbourne (2012)
VII Rochester (1957) XVII London (1974) XXVII Glasgow (1994) XXXVII Valencia (2014)
VIII Geneva (1958) XVIII Tbilisi (1976) XXVIII Warsaw (1996) XXXVIII Chicago (2016)
IX Kiev (1959) XIX Tokyo (1978) XXIX Vancouver (1998) XXXIX Seoul (2018)
X Rochester (1960) XX Madison (1980) XXX Osaka (2000)  

Recent ICHEP

38th International Conference on High Energy Physics

August 3-10, 2016│Chicago, USA

1,430 Participants from 51 Countries

37th International Conference on High Energy Physics

July 2-9, 2014 │Valencia, Spain

962 Participants from 52 Countries

36th International Conference on High Energy Physics

July 4-11, 2012 │Melbourne, Australia

700 Participants from 40 Countries

35th International Conference on High Energy Physics

June 22-28, 2010 │Paris, France

1000+ Participants from 40 Countries

Welcome Message

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is a great pleasure to announce that the Korea Physics Community will host the 39th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2018) in Seoul from the 4th to the 11th of July 2018.

The ICHEP is the vital platform for exchanging recent achievements and discussing future facilities in particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology. The first conference was held at Rochester in 1950. Since then, the ICHEP has served as the core arena for leading experimentalists and theorists of the world to share exciting results and new ideas.

A wide-ranging scientific program consisting of plenary lectures, parallel sessions, and satellite meetings as well as poster sessions for young scientists covering all topics in high energy physics will be scheduled. At ICHEP2018 in Seoul, many important results are expected to come from the LHC Run II experiments, neutrino physics, dark matter, gravitational wave, and cosmology. The Korean Physics Community is very proud to host this prestigious conference in Seoul, the capital city of Korea of more than five hundreds of years.

We look forward to seeing you at ICHEP2018 in Seoul, Korea.




Prof. Jihn E. Kim
Chair of the ICHEP2018
Prof. Un-ki Yang
Co-chair of the ICHEP2018
Prof. Yeongduk Kim
Co-chair of the ICHEP2018

International Advisory Committee

Abramowicz, Halina (Israel) Kim, Soo-Bong (Korea)
Antinori, Federico (Italy) Kim, Young-Kee (USA)
Barberio, Elisabetta (Australia) Kirch, Klaus (Switzerland)
Bediaga, Ignácio (Brazil) Konstantinidis, Nikos (U.K.)
Bentvelsen, Stan (Netherlands) Matveev, Victor (Russia)
Blucher, Edward (USA) Mnich, Joachim (Germany)
Browder, Thomas (USA) Murayama, Hitoshi (Japan)
Butler, Joel (USA) Muronga , Azwinndini (South Africa)
Campana, Pierluigi (Italy) Passaleva, Giovanni (Italy)
Chao, Kuang-Ta (China) Quevedo, Fernando (Italy)
Chomaz, Philippe (France) Roe, Natalie (USA)
Dighe, Amol (India) Schellman, Heidi (USA)
Doležal, Zdeněk (Czech Republic) Seo, Eunsook (USA)
Fuster, Juan (Spain) Smith, Nigel (Canada)
Gianotti, Fabiola (Switzerland) Son, Dongchul (Korea)
Giudice, Gian (Switzerland) Tyurin, Nikolai (Russia)
Heinemann, Beate (Germany) Van, Tran Thanh (Vietnam)
Henderson, Stuart (USA) Volkas, Raymond (Australia)
Hewett, JoAnne (USA) Wang, Yifang (China)
Jakobs, Karl (Germany) Wark, David (U.K.)
Kajita, Takaaki (Japan) Yamauchi, Masanori (Japan)

Local Organizing Committee

Chair Jihn E. Kim (Kyung Hee U)
Co-chair Un-ki Yang (SNU)
Yeongduk Kim (C Underground Phys, IBS)
Secretary ByungGu Cheon (Hanyang U)
Hyun Min Lee (Chung-Ang U)
Treasurer Soonkeon Nam (Kyung Hee U)
Communication Inkyu Park (U of Seoul, Chair)
Jeonghyeon Song (Konkuk U)
IT Systems Hwidong Yoo (SNU, Chair)
Eunil Won (Korea U)
Program Youngjoon Kwon (Yonsei U, Chair)
Suyong Choi (Korea U)
Seong Youl Choi (Chonbuk NU)
Award Suyong Choi (Korea U)
Sin Kyu Kang (Seoul Tech)
Hyun Su Lee (C Underground Phys, IBS)
Chang Rim Ahn (Ewha WU) Hyun Min Lee (Chung-Ang U)
ByungGu Cheon (Hanyang U) Hyun Su Lee (C Underground Phys, IBS)
Kihyeon Cho (KISTI) Jungil Lee (Korea U)
Kiwoon Choi (C Theo Phys Universe, IBS) Kang Seog Lee (Chonnam NU)
Seong Youl Choi (Chonbuk NU) Su Houng Lee (Yonsei U)
Seonho Choi (SNU) Jae Sik Lee  (Chonnam NU)
Soo Kyung Choi (Gyeongsang NU) Soonkeon Nam (Kyung Hee U)
Suyong Choi (Korea U) Sun Kun Oh (Konkuk U)
Young-Il Choi (SKKU) Stephen Olsen (C Underground Phys, IBS)
Byungsik Hong (Korea U) Il Hung Park (SKKU)
Deog Ki Hong (Pusan NU) Inkyu Park (U of Seoul)
Jai-chan Hwang (Kyungpook NU) Eunil Won (Korea U)
Sin Kyu Kang (Seoul Tech) Carsten Rott (SKKU)
Choong Sun Kim (Yonsei U) Stefano Scopel (Sogang U)
Donghee Kim (Kyungpook NU) Yannis Semertzidis (C Axion Precision Phys, IBS and KAIST)
Doris Yangsoo Kim (Soongsil U) Sang-Jin Sin (Hanyang U)
Do-Won Kim (Gangneung-Wonju NU) Jeonghyeon Song (Konkuk U)
  Jihn E Kim (Kyung Hee U, Chair) Jong-Kwan Woo (Jeju NU)
Sang Pyo Kim (Kunsan NU)   Un-ki Yang (SNU, Co-chair)
Seyong Kim (Sejong U) Piljin Yi (KIAS)
Siyeon Kim (Chung-Ang U) Hwidong Yoo (SNU)
Sun Kee Kim (SNU) In-Kwon Yoo (Pusan NU)
  Yeongduk Kim (C Underground Phys, IBS, Co-chair) Jonghee Yoo (C Axion Precision Phys, IBS and KAIST)
Pyungwon Ko (KIAS) Jin-Hee Yoon (Inha U)
  Youngjoon Kwon (Yonsei U) Intae Yu (SKKU)
Bum-Hoon Lee (Sogang U)

Local Program Committee

Seungwon Baek (KIAS) Youngjoon Kwon (Yonsei U, Chair)
Seong Youl Choi (Chonbuk NU, Theory) Bumseok Kyae (Pusan NU)
Suyong Choi (Korea U, Experiment) Chang-Hwan Lee (Pusan NU)
Eung Jin Chun (KIAS) Hye-Sung Lee (KAIST)
Kyungkwang Joo (Chonnam NU) Jason Sang Hun LEE (U of Seoul)
Kenji Kadota (C Theo Phys Universe, IBS) Kang Young Lee (Gyeongsang NU)
Kung-won Kang (KISTI) Hyerim Noh (KASI)
Hang Bae Kim (Hanyang U) Hwanbae Park (Kyungpook NU)
Hongjoo Kim (Kyungpook NU) Jong-Chul Park (Chungnam NU)
Hyeong-Chan Kim (KNUT) Myeonghun Park (Seoul Tech)
Hyung Do Kim (SNU) Seong Chan Park (Yonsei U)
Tae Jeong Kim (Hanyang U) Arman Shafieloo (KASI)
Yeong Gyun Kim (Gyeongsang NU) Yong-Seon Song (KASI)
Min Jung Kweon (Inha U)


The skyline near the conference place COEX and an image of an oriental dragon eating its own tail, symbolizing dark world and the visible Universe made of the SM particles. The background is the proclamation of Korean alphabet to Koreans, Hangeul, by King Sejong in 1446, starting with "Korean language is too different from Chinese......". The statue of King Sejong with this proclamation is in Gwanghwamun Plaza. The small flame is our hope for dark matter to be discovered. White porcelains were popular during Yi Dynasty. A typical white base (the porcelain image) is holding the Winter-Olympic flame in PyeongChang now (since February 9, 2018). Small petroliumlamps were used in most households before the electric lamp became widespread in the first half of the 20th Century. Merrymakers of a namsadangpae celebrate ICHEP2018 Seoul.

Conference Venue

The Coex Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul is Korea’s premier events venue, providing more than 20 years of experience and know-how in the domestic and international MICE industry. Coex is conveniently located in the heart of Seoul’s business district with major 5-star hotels, a huge shopping mall, convenient transportation linkage, and an advanced IT infrastructure to ensure that all your needs are met right here under one roof.

Venue Coex (Convention & Exhibition Center)
Address 513 Yeongdong-daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea (Click here for directions)
Website http://www.coex.co.kr/eng/
Telephone +82-2-6000-7890
Fax +82-2-6000-7893