The SISSA Open Day

SISSA Open Day

SISSA opens its doors with an Open Day! On 17 May, starting at 2 p.m., an entire afternoon to discover our university. At our campus in via Bonomea 265, there will be many activities for young and adults: guided tours, talks, a discussion game on artificial intelligence, visits to laboratories, dialogues with researchers, and activities for children from 0 years of age.

At 5 p.m., in SISSA's Aula Magna Paolo Budinich, the afternoon will continue with ‘Da Margherita a oggi: verso una scienza inclusive.’ In a dialogue between Marilù Casini, founder of the "PhDISAGIO" community created to make science inclusive, gender-balanced and queer, and science journalist Federica Sgorbissa, the theme of diversity and inclusion in science will be discussed. This will be followed by the screening of "Una Margherita a Trieste," a documentary that provides a portrait of Margherita Hack through stories from those who were close to her in Trieste, showing the character and passions of an extraordinary scientist beyond conventions.

At 6 p.m., in the same SISSA Aula Magna, the theatrical event "Parl(IA)moci - Impossible dialogue between Alma and Gustav Mahler, featuring an actress and ChatGPT," will take place. In this experimental performance, ChatGPT 'plays' Gustav Mahler in an improvised theatrical dialogue with Alma (Diana Höbel), exploring their tumultuous relationship. An experience that fuses theatre, music, and technology, seeking to capture the historical 'truth' of their relationship. Andrea Gambassi and Roberto Trotta will introduce the event. An aperitif will conclude this shared afternoon.


For guided tours of SISSA and the laboratories, the meeting "From Margherita to today: towards inclusive science," and the show "Parl(IA)moci," reservation is required. Other activities are open access.

Complete program and reservations on the website until Monday, May 13th.

All events will take place at the SISSA campus at Via Bonomea 265, Trieste.

Public transport: Line 38 with additional direct service:

from Piazza Oberdan:   13:30 – 14:30 – 15:30 - 16:30 – 17:30 – 18:30;
from Bonomea:  14:00 – 15:00 – 16:00 - 17:00 - 18:00 – 19:00 – 20:00 - 21:00