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 23rd to 28th, 2019

WIRMS 2019 will be held in Brazil, and promoted by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS/CNPEM), from the September 23rd to 28th , 2019. The workshop will highlight the latest advances in infrared spectroscopy and imaging inside synchrotron and free electron laser facilities. The event will gather around 100 participants including infrared spectroscopy experts in several modalities such as ultra-resolved chemical imaging, vibrational analysis at extreme environments, THz spectroscopy, new infrared sources and detectors, time-resolved chemical analysis, infrared spectral-tomography among others.

Julho 31st to Agosto 2nd, 2019

Between July 31st and August 2nd, 2019, the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), will host the event Synchrotron Techniques Under High Pressure (PRESSYNC). PRESSYNC is a satellite workshop to the 27th International Conference on High Pressure Science and Technology (AIRAPT27). Taking advantage of this opportunity, the PRESSYNC Satellite Workshop will bring together world leaders in high-pressure science to discuss the potential of synchrotron-based techniques under high pressure on the new fourth-generation synchrotron light sources, such as Sirius.

July 15th to 26th, 2019

The third edition of the Brazilian Synchrotron School: “Fundaments and Applications” will take place between July 15th and 26th, 2019, at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) in Campinas, SP. The School aims to increase the capabilities of the current LNLS user community, as well as to promote the training of new users, which have the potential to use synchrotron light techniques in their research areas. The two-week event will be composed by theoretical and practical classes, lectured by LNLS researchers. 

June 24th to 25th, 2019

The workshop on Groundwater Remediation using Nano/biotechnology with focus on the Contaminated Resources in Brazil (GRUN) is jointly organized by Teesside University (UK) and the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS/CNPEM). This event will be held from June 24th and 25th, 2019, at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), in Campinas, SP. This workshop will be the first event in Brazil focusing on the use of metal nanoparticles for in-situ degradation of groundwater contaminates. The conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and engineers to collectively explore how these technological advances can be applied to Brazilian groundwater systems. On June 26th an extra hands-on course will be offered exclusively to 20 participants based on selection by the Organizing Committee.

January 23rd to 24th, 2019

The aim of the Cateretê workshop is to present and discuss the new scientific perspectives offered at the Coherent Scattering beamline Cateretê, specifically X-ray imaging and time-resolved capabilities. The Cateretê beamline at Sirius will be dedicated to coherent and time-resolved scattering experiments. It will provide cutting edge research tools that are non-existent today in Brasil, like 3D imaging with 10’s nanometer resolution, X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy (XPCS) to study dynamics and ultra-small angle X-ray scattering.