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13 August 2020
Five panels to talk about science, research and innovation

The EuroScience Open Forum, the largest pan-European event focusing on debate at the interface of science, technology, society and politics, will take place in Trieste from 2 to 6 September with a renewed program after the pandemic emergence.

The general presentation of ESOF remains divided into three main topical domains: the Science Programme dedicated to frontier research and its implications for society, the Science to Business Programme focusing on the relationship between science and the business world and the Science to Careers Programme covering job and career opportunities for the future. The Forum is accompanied by the Science in the city festival, a bridge between ESOF and European citizens. As the title Collisions suggests, the festival’s objective is to encourage a creative and surprising exchange of ideas, projects, knowledge and points of view.

SISSA will be present at the forum with five panels within the Science to Careers and Science program to talk about research, innovation and career opportunities in science communication.

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ESOF2020 program is available here


SISSA at ESOF2020 – Programme

3 September 2020, 12:00 am – 1:30 pm
PhD4Innovating: how can high-level training, policy makers and economic players work toghether towards a new structured Innovation paradigm?
Speakers: Zeno D'Agostino, Alessia Rosolen, Gianluigi Rozza, Stefano Ruffo, Michelangelo Argusti, Giovanni Longo

PHD4INNOVATING is an experimental initiative in the field of Data Science and Mathematical Modeling aimed at promoting the skills and the creativity of the PhDs and post-docs connecting them to the Small and Medium Enterprises in order to valorize their talent and to innovate.

5 September 2020, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
ERC Aroma-Cfd Project
Speakers: Gianluigi Rozza, Alfio Quarteroni, Francesco Ballarin, Giovanni Stabile, Maria Strazzullo, Zakia Zainib

An innovative project to outline algorithms capable of facilitating simulation of fluid dynamics models useful for various disciplines such as aeronautical and naval engineering, medicine and climate, taking advantage of the computing power of Ulysses.

5 September 2020, 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Into the Era of Gravitational Wave Astrophysics
Speakers: Marica Branchesi, Michele Punturo, Michele Vallisneri

A round table to talk about new collaborations and challenges of gravitational astronomy, to discuss discoveries of this scientific research, with leading figures from this experimental area.

5 September 2020, 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia and MIT: enhancing excellence in science and technology transfer
Speakers: Gianluigi Rozza, Sara Tesi, Alessia Rosolen, Serenella Sferza, David Esseni, Stefano Ruffo, Federico Pichi

As a three-year collaboration between the Universities and Schools of the Region (SISSA, Trieste and Udine) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology supported by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, the MIT-FVG Project aims to encourage the exchange between young scientists of various research centers and increasingly structured collaborations.

6 September, 8:30 am -10:00 am
Emerging Technologies: The New Quantum Revolution Era
Organized by Trieste Institute for the Theory of Quantum Technologies (TQT)
Speakers: José Ignacio Latorre, Tommaso Calarco, Vadim Smelyanskii, Giuseppe Santoro, Rosario Fazio

The dawn of a new industrial revolution, based on quantum information processing, promises to revolutionize entire sectors of our society from pharmacology to meteorology. Just a few years ago it sounded like science fiction, yet quantum information is becoming a reality. How do quantum computers work and what will their impact on our lives be?