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.
October 25th to 28th, 2016

PCaPAC (Personal Computers and Particle Accelerator Controls) 2016 will be held by LNLS, in Campinas, Brazil. PCaPAC traditionally focuses on low-cost control systems using PC technology for control & data acquisition systems and emerging technologies. Topics covered include: Control systems, User interfaces and Data Displays, Cyber security, Hardware technologies, Modern Data Acquisition, Management of Software projects, Databases.

August 24th to 25th, 2016

The LNLS 26th Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) will take place on August 24th and 25th, 2015, in Campinas, Brazil. RAU has the objective of encouraging debates, the exchange of experiences and the integration of the LNLS user community. It is an important forum for discussion, evaluation and presentation of proposals for the improvement of the research structures and of the scientific instrumentation available at the synchrotron light source. The meeting represents also an opportunity for the exchange of information about the research carried out at the facilities.

August 22nd to 23rd, 2016

The 5th School on X-Ray Spectroscopy Methods will be held at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, between August 22nd and 23rd, 2016, just before the LNLS Annual User’s Meeting (RAU), as a satellite event. This school will focus on the fundamentals of x-ray spectroscopy methods, data analysis and its applications. This year will be more focused on Soft X-rays.

May 5th to 6th, 2016

The 1st User Workshop on Coherent X-ray Imaging and Small Angle X-ray Scattering (Cateretê Workshop) will be held at the LNLS, on May 5th and 6th, 2016.  The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss the science that could be conducted at the Coherent Diffractive Imaging beamline Cateretê, one of the first experimental stations to be operational in 2019 at Sirius, the new fourth generation synchrotron currently under construction.

May 2nd to 6th, 2016

The 5th SAXS school will be held between May 2nd and 6th, 2016, at the LNLS and is intended to motivated post-graduate students and early career scientists willing to learn Small-Angle X-ray Scattering. The main objective of the school is to provide an opportunity for young scientists developing their research in areas related to Biology, Physical Sciences, Materials Science and Chemistry, to have a contact with the technique, acquiring both theoretical and experimental skills. The course will offer an overview of SAXS theory, data reduction and analysis tools, as well as modelling techniques. It will include hands-on experiments at the LNLS SAXS facilities and tutorials.