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The conference will be held in the Stazione Marittima - Molo dei Bersaglieri, 3, 34123 Trieste

Surrounded by the sea on three sides, located just a few meters from the main square (Piazza Unità d’Italia), the Maritime Station is one of Trieste’s most significant historical landmarks.

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Trieste is a city and seaport in northeastern Italy. Its province is a narrow strip of Italian territory, lying between the Adriatic Sea and Slovenia. Trieste is located at the head of the Gulf of Trieste and throughout history, it has been influenced by its location at the crossroads of Latin, Slavic and Germanic cultures.

Trieste is increasingly making itself known as “the city of science”. The town’s scientific tradition dates back to 1753, and it consolidated in the 20th century. Under Maria Theresa of Habsburg, the Jesuits instituted the School of Astronomy and Navigation, from which the Astronomical Observatory, the Thalassographic Institute (now ISMAR of Research Council of Italy) and the Geophysical Observatory (now OGS - Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale) developed. Since 1964 prestigious scientific institutions with international range have been set up and added to the well-reputed University of Trieste: the Centre for Theoretical Physics at Miramare, the International School for Advanced Studies, and the Area Science Park, including the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnologies and the Elettra Synchotron Light Source, an extraordinary tool for the study of matter.