Public events

Pint of science

pint of science_logoThe Pint of Science festival (PoS) aims to deliver talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – mainly across bars and pubs. This event is run mainly by volunteers and was established in England by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012.

The festival takes place annually over three days in the month of May and simultaneously in hundreds of cities across the world: UK, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Australia, Sud Africa, Brazil, Thailand and Canada. In Italy, Pint of Science takes place in 18 cities (Trento, Rovereto, Torino, Milano, Pavia, Genova, Padova, Trieste, Bologna, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Roma, Napoli, Bari, Avellino, Catania, Palermo) with more than 150 speakers in approximately 60 pubs.

In 2017 Ospedale San Raffaele has been the local sponsor of PoS Milan edition and participated with two talks delivered by two of its most renown researchers, Roberto Furlan and Manuela Battaglia.


Meet Me Tonight

Meet me tonight_logoMeet Me Tonight is the Milan version of the European Researcher’s Night, a Europe-wide public event dedicated to popular science and fun learning. Since 2005, it takes place each year on the last Friday in September. Around 30 countries and over 300 cities are involved.

In Milan, Meet me tonight event lasts two days and takes place in two locations: Giardini Indro Montanelli and Museo della Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. Over 50.000 visitors participated in interactive workshops and organized activities in 2017, with 500 researchers involved, 44 stands, 4.000 mq of labs and 18 talks.

In the last edition, Ospedale San Raffaele in collaboration with Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele organized a hands-on activity on the use of fluorescence in biomedical research.



Bergamo scienza_logoBergamoScienza is a no profit association founded in 2005 thanks to the support of public and private institutions – including San Raffaele - in the wake of the success of the first two editions (2003 and 2004) of the namesake science festival. Since that time, BergamoScienza Association has organized 15 editions of the festival, involving 28748 volunteers and 332 schools, inviting 24 Nobel prices and registering 1489777 presences.