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.
November 8th to 11th, 2021

Promoted fully online by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), located at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), the 31st LNLS Annual Users Meeting (RAU) will be held from November 8 to 11, 2021.

The online meeting aims to gather around 500 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.

RAU is an important forum for discussion, evaluation, and presentation of proposals for the improvement of the research projects to be performed at the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius, one of the most advanced synchrotron machines in the world.

October 4th to 5th, 2021

Promoted by the LNLS/CNPEM, the second edition of XAYNAN Workshop - International Sirius Workshop on X-ray Nanospectroscopy, Nanodiffraction and Nanoimaging will be held online and free of charge from October 4-5, 2021 via the Zoom app.

This workshop aims bringing together the LNLS community – researchers, users, students, staff scientists and engineers - and experts working in the field of x-ray spectroscopy, diffraction, and imaging at leading laboratories around the world.

Abril 28th to Julho 2nd, 2021

The second edition of the Groundwater Remediation using Nano/biotechnology with focus on the Contaminated Resources in Brazil (GRUN II) will be held fully online from 28 June to 2 July, 2021. The event is organized by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), jointly with the Teesside University (UK) and the Grounwater Research Center (CEPAS/USP).

The GRUN Conference focuses on nanotechnology and novelty remediation processes for groundwater and soil, using nano and biotechnology, among others. Invited speakers from Brazil and around the world will discuss the state-of-the-art in groundwater and soil remediation technologies and the applications regarding to Brazilian resources.

May 23rd to 28th, 2021

IPAC (International Particle Accelerator Conference) is a large annual conference in the field of particle accelerators. The conference brings together about 1,200 scientists accelerators, engineers, students and entrepreneurs from more than 30 countries to discuss the latest advances in the field of particle accelerators, synchrotron light sources, free electron laser, and associated instrumentation. The conference also includes the participation of about 100 exhibitors of equipment and products related to the field, and special meetings of funding agencies to science, workshops with specific topics, and other satellite events.

April 12th to 16th, 2021

The 2nd edition of the international event PALSA (Pan American Light Sources for Agriculture) will take place from April 14 to 16, 2021, which will focus on the investigation of dynamic processes in agriculture using synchrotron light. PALSA 2021 will have lectures, poster sessions and discussions about the use of synchrotron techniques applied to agriculture and the environment.

The meeting will be preceded by the 2nd edition of AgroEnviro Workshop, a satellite event that aims to enable new or experienced users to develop impactful agricultural and environmental research projects that take advantage of the unique capabilities of the Sirius synchrotron. From April 12 to 13, 2021, AgroEnviro Workshop will offer tutorials and demonstrations for collecting and processing data obtained from the beamlines of the new Brazilian synchrotron light source.

The event will be hosted as a fully online meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic via the Whova app.