Trieste has a long tradition of being a hub of science, research and innovation. A border city, a crossroads between east and west, in 2020 Trieste will host the major event of European Science. Our motto, “Freedom for Science, Science for Freedom” reminds us how we can face the open-ended questions science is facing with method and curiosity, but also about the inclusiveness of science and its language, going beyond conflicts and borders.
There are nine major themes running through the ESOF2020 Science Programme, spanning from quantum computing to climate change, science policy to high energy physics, from precision medicine to gender and social inequalities in science. The nine themes are: