The Annual Users Meeting is an event organized by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) which brings together researchers who use LNLS’ scientific instrumentation to conduct cutting-edge experiments in areas such as materials science, health and pharmacology, environmental science, energy, biotechnology, oil and gas, among others.
The meeting aims to promote discussion, exchange of experiences and the integration of the laboratory user community. It is an important forum for discussion, evaluation and proposal of improvements to the research infrastructure and scientific tools available in the laboratory. It also represents an opportunity to exchange information on research being carried out in experimental stations of the LNLS.
The program of the meetings includes: presentations on applications of synchrotron light and associated instrumentation; oral or poster communications of experimental work carried out at LNLS or other synchrotron light laboratories; presentations and discussions on the project of beamlines and related research; reports on the progress of activities and laboratory perspectives.
With the commissioning of Sirius, which has its first beamlines in the final stage of assembly, the participation of the scientific community becomes essential to describe its needs and expectations for the new source. The Annual Users Meeting is the ideal place to foster this debate.
LNLS establishes every year a scientific committee to organize the Annual Users Meeting promoting an environment for discussion between users and strengthening communication with the coordinators of the Laboratory facilities. The committee is composed of members from different areas of research related to the beamlines at LNLS.
The main functions of the committee are: