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August 18th, 2023

Sirius, the Brazilian particle accelerator, will play a leading role in projects with research centers and universities

Equinor announced on August 10 that it will invest approximately R$ 42 million in research and development projects, with roughly R$ 22 million dedicated to developing part of the infrastructure of one of the research stations at Sirius, the particle accelerator at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM). The remainder of the funds will be invested in partnerships with the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) for research targeting the oil and gas sector.

August 10th, 2023

In this edition, RAU will be held in November and will feature 4 satellite events.

Registrations are open for the 33rd Annual Users Meeting (RAU) promoted by LNLS/CNPEM on November 8th and 9th at Sirius, located at the CNPEM campus in Campinas-SP. In this edition, RAU will also feature 4 satellite events on November 7th and 10th: the XAYNAN, X4-MECS, GRUN and SYNBIOS workshops. 

July 28th, 2023

40 high school teachers gathered for a week of immersion in the cutting-edge research and development environment at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM)

The fifth edition of the Sirius School for High School Teachers (ESPEM 2023), organized by CNPEM in partnership with the Brazilian Physical Society (SBF), was held July 17–21 in Campinas, São Paulo.   For the first time, this event brought together representatives from all Brazilian states as well as the Federal District among the 40 high school physics, chemistry, and biology teachers who were chosen from 349 applicants. Of the final 40, 85% teach in state or municipal public schools, while 15% work in private or federal public institutions. The region with the greatest representation was the Northeast, with 11 teachers. Since its first edition in 2019, the ESPEM event has served over 500 teachers from municipal, state, federal, and private schools throughout the country.
Prof. Aldo Craievich

June 28th, 2023

Craievich played a key role in creating and developing the LNLS and building a community of researchers with the proficiency to use the Southern Hemisphere’s first synchrotron.

The CNPEM regrets to inform the passing of the physicist Aldo Craievich, Professor in the Institute of Physics at the University of São Paulo (USP), Full Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC), and Full Member of the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences (ACIESP). Professor Craievich was a significant scientific leader in Brazil and abroad, with research on condensed-matter physics and nanomaterials focusing on structural studies and the structural transformations of solids and crystallographic methods. He also played an important role in creating and developing the Brazilian Synchrotron Light National Laboratory (LNLS).

June 6th, 2023

Free event on June 17 with a visit to Sirius and activities for everyone at the CNPEM campus in Campinas, São Paulo

Have you always wanted to ask a scientist questions? Now is your chance!

The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) campus in Campinas, São Paulo will hold an open house event on June 17 for visitors to get a closer look at Sirius, one of the world’s most advanced particle accelerators and the only one in Latin America. It is also an opportunity for the whole family to participate in activities scheduled in all the laboratories that make up the CNPEM and conduct research in the areas of bioscience, nanotechnology, and biorenewables. The event will also feature activities involving the engineering and technology team, as well as the Ilum School of Science.

April 14th, 2023

Registrations with abstract submissions are until June 4th.

Registrations are open for the 6th Brazil Interpore Chapter Conference on Porous Media, organized by LNLS/CNPEM, and will take place from August 7th to 9th, 2023 at the CNPEM campus in Campinas-SP. The Conference aims to attract students and professionals from areas related to applied mathematics, geology, and biology, among others.

April 12th, 2023

Registrations with abstract submission are due to April 30th

The Ricardo Rodrigues Synchrotron Light School (ER2LS), organized by LNLS/CNPEM, is now accepting applications for its 6th edition, which will take place from July 10th to 21st, 2023, in Campinas-SP.

March 17th, 2023

Abstract submission are until April 14 at the website.

Registrations are open for the 41st edition of VUVX 2023 - International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet and X-ray Physics - co-organized by CNPEM and UNICAMP to be held from July 3rd to 7th, 2023 in Campinas-SP.

March 10th, 2023

First call for projects selected 125 research proposals; Brazil’s Northeast had the highest approval rate with 48.6%.

The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), an organization overseen by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), has just released the list of scientific projects scheduled to utilize the research facilities at Sirius (https://lnls.cnpem.br/sirius/), Brazil's largest and most complex research infrastructure.

The first official call to conduct experiments at Sirius was made late last year, incorporated new more inclusive and collaborative evaluation criteria, and received 334 proposals; most came from Brazilian institutions, but also from Latin America, North America, Europe, and Asia. Roughly a quarter of the proposals were received from new users, in other words, researchers who have never used the open facilities in any of the four national laboratories that comprise the CNPEM.

February 24th, 2023

25% of the scientists who submitted proposals have never used the CNPEM’s labs

The first call for proposals for experiments to be conducted at Sirius, the Brazilian synchrotron light source, yielded 334 submissions from researchers in 15 countries and 17 Brazilian states. Sirius was planned and is operated by the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), under the supervision of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), and is the largest and most complex research infrastructure in the country. During November and December 2022, researchers in Brazil and around the world interested in conducting experiments at Sirius were invited to submit proposals to use the six research stations, which are known as beamlines. Of the 334 proposals that were received, 298 came from Brazilian institutions and 36 from abroad, mainly from Argentina, Great Britain, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and Switzerland.