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.
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.

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.

September 11th to 16th, 2022

The XVIII International Small-Angle Scattering Conference (SAS 2022) will be hosted by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS/CNPEM), from September 11th to 16th, 2022, in Campinas, São Paulo. The 4th generation synchrotron light source, Sirius, will offer new possibilities on small angle scattering at its firsts years of operation. SAS 2022 will promote a stronger scientific interaction among researchers from all over the world, specially the Brazilian community, and improve the relationship between scientific production and industry.

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.

September 14th to 18th, 2020

The International Beam Instrumentation Conference (IBIC) is dedicated to exploring the physics and engineering challenges is diagnostics and measurement techniques of particle accelerator beams. Many collaborations are established and strengthened during the conference as this is the main event in the area and is held annually, with the venues alternating between Asia, Europe and the Americas. The conference program includes tutorials, round tables and guest lectures, as well as poster sessions. An industrial exhibition takes place throughout the conference and a visit to the host institute takes place on the last day of the event. All physics and engineering professionals working with diagnosis and instrumentation on particle accelerators are part of the target audience of the event.

May 20th to 21st, 2020

The 1st annual AgroEnviro Workshop – Applications of Synchrotron Radiation for Foundational Science in Agricultural and Environmental Research – will be held on 20 and 21 May, 2020 at the brand new Sirius building of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), located at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) in Campinas, state of São Paulo, in Brazil. The aim of the workshop is to motivate scientists from diverse regions of Brazil to utilize the highly advanced 4th generation synchrotron, Sirius, to address fundamental science questions for solving agricultural and environmental problems of concern in Brazil.

January 22nd to 23rd, 2020

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.

November 5th to 7th, 2019

The 29th Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) aims to gather the LNLS user community, encouraging the exchange of experiences and debates on the existing and future facilities. It is an important forum for discussion, evaluation and presentation of proposals for the improvement of the research structures. With the imminent inauguration Sirius, the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, the participation of the scientific community becomes essential to describe their needs and expectations for the new synchrotron source. The RAU meeting is the ideal place to foster this debate.