The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) hosts and organizes conferences and other national and international scientific events that bring together researchers and students to discuss the latest developments related to synchrotron light techniques as well as accelerator physics and engineering. LNLS also regularly organizes schools and workshops aiming to popularize synchrotron techniques and to train users, new and regular, in obtaining, processing and analyzing experimental data. Check out the upcoming LNLS events below.
September 2nd to 6th, 2024
Promoted by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) and the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), the 21st Brazilian Workshop on Semiconductor Physics (BWSP) has opened its registration and abstract submission period. The event will take place from September 2nd to 6th, 2024, at Sirius, located on the CNPEM campus in Campinas-SP.  Initiated in 1983, the BWSP has become a traditional event in the field of Semiconductor Physics in Brazil. The 21st edition aims to bring together the Brazilian semiconductor physics community for lectures on the most important and current topics in the field. The program will cover diverse themes, including Traditional and Emerging Topics in Semiconductors, Nanostructure Fabrication Techniques, Devices, and Quantum Technologies, among others.  The abstract submission period runs until May 15, 2024.  Register and learn more through the website: https://pages.cnpem.br/21bwsp/ 
October 14th to 25th, 2024
The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on 4th Generation Synchrotron Techniques – SyncLight 2024 will take place from October 14th to 25th, 2024, at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), in Campinas (SP). Promoted by CNPEM and funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), SyncLight 2024 aims to gather young researchers from Brazil and around the world to discuss the recent opportunities offered by advanced experimental synchrotron techniques available at Sirius, the Brazilian 4th generation light source. The course will bring together approximately 100 selected students, including recent graduates and young researchers from Master’s, PhD, and Postdoctoral programs, from institutions in Brazil and abroad. Over two weeks, these participants will attend lectures on a variety of topics, including an introduction to synchrotron accelerators and experimental techniques involving synchrotron beamlines. In addition to lectures, poster sessions, and guided tours at the facilities will also be organized. Tutorials on experiments conducted, demonstrations on the control of the accelerators, as well as data analysis and simulations taught by LNLS researchers, at the laboratory’s beamlines, are also planned. Interested individuals should check the required documentation and register on the event's webpage by April 15th, 2024. The course is free of charge and its official language is English. Approximately 100 participants will be selected, and funding for travel and accommodation throughout the course duration is available for foreigners and residents in Brazil, except for FAPESP scholarship holders and/or residents in Campinas, SP. Visit the event page for more information.
January 15th to 19th, 2024
ESPEM is aimed at high school teachers from Latin American and the Caribbean and proposes to develop new ideas for approaching modern science in the classroom, through interaction with invited speakers from the education field and scientists from CNPEM. More information at the website.
November 7th to 10th, 2023

CNPEM/LNLS promotes the 33rd LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) from 8 to 9 November 2023 at the CNPEM campus, in Campinas-SP. In addition, 4 satellite events are held on 7 and 10 November 2023

RAU aims to gather researchers who use LNLS scientific instrumentation to perform cutting-edge experiments in areas such as Materials Science, Health and Pharmacology, Environmental Science Energy, Biotechnology, X-ray Imaging, Oil and Gas, Chemistry, and others. It is an important forum for discussion, evaluation, and presentation of proposals for the improvement of the research projects to be performed at the Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius.

With the start of regular user operation of Sirius' beamlines simultaneously with the ongoing commissioning and installation of new beamlines, the participation of the scientific community is essential to describe their needs and expectations, as well as share the first scientific results obtained.

August 7th to 9th, 2023

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) will hold the 6th Brazil Interpore Chapter Conference on Porous Media from 7-9 August 2023 in Campinas-SP, Brazil.

This event aims to disseminate knowledge on porous media related topics and strengthen the collaboration between the Brazilian interpore community and the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory by bringing together international and local specialists from the academy, industry, and experimental areas related to porous media research.

July 10th to 21st, 2023
The “Ricardo Rodrigues” Synchrotron Light School (ER2LS) seeks to expand the training of the current community of users, in addition to boosting the education and preparation of new users, potentially able to use synchrotron light techniques in their research areas. More information at the website.
July 3rd to 7th, 2023

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) and the Institute of Physics of University of Campinas (UNICAMP) will hold the 41st International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics (VUVX 2023) from 3 to 7 July, 2023, at Campinas-SP, Brazil.

The International Conference VUVX 2023 will bring together scientists from all over the world working in fields involving electromagnetic radiation in the vacuum ultravioletsoft X-ray and hard X-ray spectral regions generated by synchrotron, laser, or plasma based sources. Topics to be covered range from instrumentation and methods development to applications in a variety of fields.