Skip to content Skip to navigation

The 2018 edition of the scientific book fair

A full calendar of public appointments that will range from book presentations to special events

Great authors, special events and, above all, “books that bring the world to life”. “Scienza e virgola”, the scientific book fair organised by SISSA Master's Course in Science Communication “Franco Prattico” and the City of Trieste, returns to the bookshops of Trieste from 11 to 19 April 2018. This third edition will include the presentation of the newest and most interesting publications by means of a number of interviews between their authors and leading journalists.

The fair will be enhanced by special events, including a play dedicated to robotics, the award ceremony for the photography competition “De Rerum Natura” and the meeting organised in association with the University of Trieste and the Trieste BookFestival entitled “Tradurre la scienze nelle lingue dei Paesi slavi, nostri vicini” (Translating science into the languages of our neighbouring contries). On April 19, an aperitif with James Gleick, one of the world’s leading science writers, will close the week of events which will also involve the city’s schools. Gleick will discuss time travel, the theme at the centre of his book which has just been translated into Italian and presented in Trieste for the first time in Italy. All events are free and open to the public.