Visitation Program


The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) participates in the Institutional Visitation Program of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM). The program aims to stimulate interest in science and to promote scientific and technological dissemination. The program is aimed at high school students, technical school students and higher education students (undergraduate and graduate), teacher and professors from educational and research institutes or business representatives.

The visits can contemplate one or more of the campus laboratories. In addition to the LNLS, it is possible to visit the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio), the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE) and the Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano).

To request a visit, please fill out the form on CNPEM website and wait for the contact from the CNPEM Communication Department.

For questions, contact the Communication Department at comunica@cnpem.br

Technical visits from companies and other research, development and innovation institutions must be scheduled directly with the CNPEM Communication Department through the email above.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When do the visits take place?

Visits are always held on Wednesdays in two periods: in the morning (from 9 am) and afternoon (from 2 pm). The date and the period desired should be indicated on the form and it will be accepted upon confirmation.

2. What is the duration of the visit?

Each visit lasts on average one and a half hours.

3. What is ideal number of visitors per group?

The ideal are groups of 15 to 20 people, with a maximum of 40 people per group; some visitation sites allow maximum number of 30 people.

4. I cannot form a group with more than 10 people or I prefer to go alone. How to proceed?

In the case of very small groups (less than 10 people), it can be booked with other pre-booked groups who have not reached the maximum number of people. Be aware that this booking will depend on the pre-established agenda and should be checked case by case.

5. After I get a visit scheduled, what do I need to do?

Every group visiting CNPEM, especially those formed by students, must be accompanied by an adult, not necessarily the visit’s applicant. It is the duty of the applicant – after scheduling – to send the Communication Department the following information:

  • Full name of visitors and the person responsible for the visit;
  • ID number of visitors and the person responsible for the visit;
  • Phone contact of the person responsible for the visit.

Always keep in touch with the Communications Department representative to set the details of the visit.

6. Are there any recommendations for the day of the visit?

It is recommended that everyone wear long pants and closed and comfortable shoes.

7. How do I schedule a visit?

Fill out the form available on the CNPEM website and wait for contact from the CNPEM Communication Department.