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 has been extended until May 23, 2024. Register and learn more through the website: https://pages.cnpem.br/21bwsp/ 
September 23rd to 24th, 2024

Promoted by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), the 4th AgroEnviro Workshop – Connecting Synchrotron Research to Higher-Scale Problem Solving in agricultural and environmental systems – will be held from September 23 to 24, 2024, at Sirius - CNPEM, in Campinas, SP, Brazil. 

The workshop will bring together experienced and early-career scientists with interest and expertise in critical topics in agro-environmental sciences. The objective of the 4th AgroEnviro edition is to identify unanswered questions about major agro-environmental issues related to food security and climate change that can be explored using highly advanced 4th generation synchrotrons, such as Sirius. The event aims to motivate scientists from various regions of Brazil to use open facilities to address fundamental scientific challenges in agriculture and the environment. 

 The registration and abstract submission period runs until August 18, 2024. 
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.
November 4th to 8th, 2024

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) will hold the 34th LNLS Annual Users' Meeting (RAU) from November 6 to 7. In addition, four satellite workshops will take place on November 4, 5, and 8. The event will be held at Sirius, located on the CNPEM campus in Campinas-SP. 

The RAU is an important forum for discussions and information exchange among LNLS users and scientists, along with invited international researchers. The RAU aims to bring together researchers who use LNLS scientific instrumentation to conduct cutting-edge experiments in areas such as Materials Science, Health and Pharmacology, Environmental Science, Energy, Biotechnology, X-Ray Imaging, Oil and Gas, and Chemistry. In this context, the meeting provides a critical space for evaluating and presenting proposals to improve research facilities and currently available instrumentation. Additionally, the RAU also serves as a platform for identifying the technical-scientific needs and expectations of the Brazilian and international scientific community regarding Sirius, the Brazilian synchrotron light source. 

At the 34th RAU, candidates can request assistance for transportation and accommodation through the registration form. Check the rules for requesting assistance on the event website. 

The registration period runs until September 23, and the abstract submission period until August 29. 

Attention: The abstract submission period for candidates requesting assistance runs until August 5. 

September 12th to 15th, 2015

The 2015 IUCr High-Pressure Workshop will be held from September 12th to 15th at the CNPEM campus. The primary focus of the meeting will be recent scientific advances in high pressure techniques. Presentations will cover a variety of subjects in and related to high-pressure crystallography, including crystal structures, phase transitions and their kinetics, new materials synthesis, Earth and planetary science, soft and biological matter, physical and chemical properties, theory and computation, as well as technique developments for high-pressure studies at synchrotron, neutron and laboratory-based facilities.

September 2nd, 2015

The 1st Brazilian workshop on Synchrotron Radiation Circular Dichroism Applied to Biological Systems: Present Applications and Future Perspectives (SRCD 2015), which will be held by the LNLS in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, on September 2nd, 2015. This one-day workshop will explore the technique of synchrotron radiation circular dichroism (SRCD) spectroscopy, and discuss the possible inclusion of it as a new technique being developed at the LNLS.  This would be a unique facility in the Americas and the Southern hemisphere, following the success of many widely-used SRCD beamlines existing in Europe and Asia.

June 13th to 24th, 2015
SyncLight 2015 – São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences (ESPCA) on Recent Developments in Synchrotron Radiation

SyncLight 2015, the São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences (ESPCA) on Recent Developments in Synchrotron Radiation, will be held at the LNLS in Campinas, Brazil, between July 13th and 24th, 2015. The main goal of the SyncLight 2015 is to show to young researchers (MSc, PhD and Post-doc fellows) what synchrotron light offers in the form of new tools for their research. We intend to show that there are numerous new possibilities that appeared in the last decade, particularly those exploring bright nanometer size x-ray beams and coherence.

September 22nd to 24th, 2014

The Latin American Summit Meeting on Biological Crystallography and Complementary Methods, held between September 22nd and 24th, 2014, was the largest Latin American event in the official program of the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014). Promoted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), the event brought together leading international scientists and decision makers in Science and Technology around the theme of Structural Molecular Biology. The event was attended by the Nobel laureate, Ada Yonath.