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.
November 8th to 11th, 2021

Promoted fully online by the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), located at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), the 31st LNLS Annual Users Meeting (RAU) will be held from November 8 to 11, 2021.

The online meeting aims to gather around 500 researchers who use LNLS scientific instrumentation to perform cutting edge experiments in areas such as Materials Science, Health and Pharmacology, Environmental Science Energy, Biotechnology, X-ray Imaging, Oil and Gas, Chemistry, and others.

RAU is an important forum for discussion, evaluation, and presentation of proposals for the improvement of the research projects to be performed at the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius, one of the most advanced synchrotron machines in the world.

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.

August 24th to 25th, 2016

The LNLS 26th Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) will take place on August 24th and 25th, 2015, in Campinas, Brazil. RAU has the objective of encouraging debates, the exchange of experiences and the integration of the LNLS user community. It is an important forum for discussion, evaluation and presentation of proposals for the improvement of the research structures and of the scientific instrumentation available at the synchrotron light source. The meeting represents also an opportunity for the exchange of information about the research carried out at the facilities.

August 22nd to 23rd, 2016

The 5th School on X-Ray Spectroscopy Methods will be held at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, between August 22nd and 23rd, 2016, just before the LNLS Annual User’s Meeting (RAU), as a satellite event. This school will focus on the fundamentals of x-ray spectroscopy methods, data analysis and its applications. This year will be more focused on Soft X-rays.

May 2nd to 6th, 2016

The 5th SAXS school will be held between May 2nd and 6th, 2016, at the LNLS and is intended to motivated post-graduate students and early career scientists willing to learn Small-Angle X-ray Scattering. The main objective of the school is to provide an opportunity for young scientists developing their research in areas related to Biology, Physical Sciences, Materials Science and Chemistry, to have a contact with the technique, acquiring both theoretical and experimental skills. The course will offer an overview of SAXS theory, data reduction and analysis tools, as well as modelling techniques. It will include hands-on experiments at the LNLS SAXS facilities and tutorials.

May 5th to 6th, 2016

The 1st User Workshop on Coherent X-ray Imaging and Small Angle X-ray Scattering (Cateretê Workshop) will be held at the LNLS, on May 5th and 6th, 2016.  The aim of this workshop is to present and discuss the science that could be conducted at the Coherent Diffractive Imaging beamline Cateretê, one of the first experimental stations to be operational in 2019 at Sirius, the new fourth generation synchrotron currently under construction.

March 21st to 24th, 2016

The Short Course on X-ray Nanoprobe and Coherence at Synchrotron Light Sources will be held at the LNLS, between March 21st and 24th, 2016. The two-day Short Course on X-ray Coherence and Nanoprobe Techniques will deliver six hours of lectures on x-ray optics, nanoprobe and coherence techniques, covering from soft to hard x-rays beamlines. It aims at an audience of PhD students, post-docs, engineers and scientists interested in the field of producing and using x-rays nanoprobes and coherence properties.