Italian Quantum Weeks @Trieste: Scientific dissemination about the second quantum revolution in a local context.
Paparelle I., Mishina O., Trombettoni A.
The technologies that rely on the first quantum revolution are omnipresent: to disclose the potential of the second quantum revolution to the public and attract new talents, dissemination is fundamental. To help quantum research appear less out of reach, it is useful to create local dissemination events that exploit features of the hosting city and highlight the local research. On the national series of events Italian Quantum Weeks, seventeen cities organized workshops, conferences, exhibitions, etc. In Trieste the initiatives were held mainly in historical and literary cafes in the city center and involved local researchers and professors. A whole day was dedicated to students: the "Giovani quantistici", young local researchers in quantum sciences and technologies, shared their experience with short presentations. During six conferences for the general public, researchers of the same quantum field dialogued among themselves and with the public, at the beloved "aperitivo" hour in the cafes. Finally, we organized Quantum Game Café nights. We report on the positive outcome and feedback of these events, while sharing the improvements and suggestions for the future.