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Early bird discounted fees available! Join us in Trieste July 5-9 2020

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Answer the call and become a volunteer for ESOF2020 and the Science in The City Festival!

Science to Business: Technology Transfer Service

Assess the innovation potential of your research with face-to-face meetings with technology transfer experts during ESOF2020


Check out the available travel grants to reach us at the Euro Science Open Forum 2020 in Trieste

Rotary Trieste & ESOF: Host a Doc

The Rotary Club Trieste will host in its member's homes 20 young PhD students, post doc and researchers


Science shows, workshops, theatre, music and more: join the celebration of science and curiosity in the European City of Science



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Alessio Figalli is a mathematician and Italian academic, winner in 2018 of the Fields medal, the most prestigious recognition in mathematics.

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Ada E. Yonath won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2009 for her studies on the structure and function of the ribosome

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Fabiola Gianotti is currently Director-General of CERN in Geneva and is one of those scientists who announced the first discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012. 

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Didier Queloz is won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2019 and is professor of Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory and Geneva University.

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Sheila Jasanoff is professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School. She founded and directs the STS (Science & Technology Studies) programme at Harvard.

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Albert van Jaarsveld is Director General and CEO of IIASA, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis 

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Mauro Ferrari is President of the European Research Council since 1 January 2020.

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Griša Močnik studied is head of the Center for Atmospheric Research of the University of Nova Gorica.

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Matevž Lenarčič is a pilot, a climber, and photographer.Together with Griša Močnik he runs the Aviation for Science project to monitor the levels of black carbon in the air

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Tolullah Oni is a Public Health Physician Scientist and urban epidemiologist, a Clinical Senior Research Associate in Global Public Health at University of Cambridge MRC Epidemiology Unit...

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Mauro Giacca is Professor of cardiovascular science at the School of Cardiovascular Medicine & Sciences at King’s College London.

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Michele Morgante is Scientific Director of the Institute of Applied Genomics, a member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and the European Academy.

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A highly distinguished scientist, Prof.Mattaj has made major contributions to the fields of transcription, RNA metabolism, nucleocytoplasmic transport and cell division

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Ina Homeier is an architect and has worked at the department of urban planning at the University of Vienna since 1994. 


Rotary Club Trieste - Host a Doc

Rotary Club Trieste initiative together with FIT – Trieste International Foundation for Scientific progress and freedom and ESOF2020 Trieste

The Rotary Club Trieste will host in its member's homes (room and breakfast provided) a maximum of twenty (20) PhD students, post doc and researchers, under 35 years old, preferably from the Eastern European countries or particularly poor countries (as defined by the list for 2019-2020 academic year provided by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research), who will participate at EuroScience Open Forum, that will be held in Trieste from the 5th to the 9th of July.

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Bruno Della Vedova
Editorial By Bruno Della Vedova

An international Forum for a sustainable world

Editorial by Bruno Della Vedova

Sustainability and innovation will be the key themes and the guide for the three tracks of the ESOF programme, centred for two thirds on the themes that are currently of most interest tied to Science and its ability to provide answers to the main challenges of our times...

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Open knowledge, fair future: here comes ESOF 2020 Programme

170 events selected from more than 600 proposals submitted from all over the world, starting, of course, from Europe. More than 4000 participants from around 80 countries are expected in Friuli Venezia Giulia’s capital city, the European City of Science 2020…

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