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Science Spotlight on Trieste

ESOF event 2 - 6 September; read about ICTP's activities there

Science Spotlight on Trieste
Science Spotlight on Trieste


Trieste is hosting the 2020 Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) from 2 to 6 September. ESOF is the largest interdisciplinary conference in Europe focused on science and its links with society. The event will offer a rich selection of more than 170 events, including seminars, talks, workshops and plenary sessions; many will be streamed live.

ICTP has played a key role in helping to organize the event, and will be visible during the week through several activities, including the following: 

Full details of the ESOF programme are available here. More details about ICTP's ESOF activities are available on its dedicated ESOF web page.

Parallel to the Forum, the Science in the City Festival is hosting hundreds of free science outreach activities for the general public in the heart of Trieste. Concerts, exhibitions, science cafés, performances and much more: the list of events is long and exciting. Here's how ICTP is participating:

  • 4 to 5 September: The Trieste Maker Faire, organized by ICTP’s SciFabLab, will take place this year in Piazza Unità as a major Science in the City Festival event. The famous "makers" gathering attracts hundreds of people who enjoy making things and sharing what they know.
  • 4 September, 18:00: Claudio Tuniz coordinates a panel discussion on “Extending the Body into Intelligent Technologies. An Evolutionary Approach”, moderated by journalist Massimo Sideri (Corriere della Sera). This event will be livestreamed on ICTP's YouTube channel!
  • 5 September, 18:30 to 22:30: ICTP will host a "World Science Cafe" in Caffè Tommaseo, Trieste’s oldest café. ICTP scientists will showcase their science in a wide variety of languages in conversation with visitors, representing the multiple fields of science and backgrounds of scientists at ICTP. Come see your colleagues for a celebration of the international nature of science in English, Slovene, Italian, Serbian, French, Croatian, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, German, Arabic, Turkish, Farsi, and Hindi.

You can register online for ESOF in order to access all sessions, panels, talks, and workshops. Special reduced fees are available for students or young post-docs.