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.


April 12th to 16th, 2021

International Pan American Light Sources for Agriculture (PALSA) and AgroEnviro Workshop 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.


May 23rd to 28th, 2021

International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC) 2021

IPAC (International Particle Accelerator Conference) is a large annual conference in the field of particle accelerators. Brazil was chosen for the first time, to host the 12th edition of the event, scheduled for 2021 and the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory will be its local organizer.

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.


September 11th to 16th, 2022

XVIII International Small-Angle Scattering Conference (SAS 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. SAS2022 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.