Science Communication Events


The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) both organizes science popularization events and regularly participates in events promoted by the governmental and non-governmental associations, where it is presented the research performed in the Laboratory.

Ciência Aberta (Open Science) 2017

On July 1st, 2017, the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) opened its doors in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory. The event included guided visits to the four National Laboratories so that the public learn about the researches and areas of activity of the Center.

The event welcomed more than 4,000 people interested in learning about science, who could participate in various activities including exhibitions, microscope manipulation stations, physics shows and informal lectures. There were also toys for the kids, trucks with interactive activities and a food court.

At LNLS, visitors were able to get to know the only synchrotron light source in Latin America and to know more about the electron accelerator that is the heart of this machine. In addition, participants had the chance to learn more about Sirius – the new Brazilian synchrotron light source under construction at CNPEM – designed by LNLS and considered the most sophisticated project in Brazilian science.

Ciência Aberta (Open Science) 2016

The LNLS celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first electron turn in its UVX synchrotron light source with the “Open Science” event by opening its doors to the public on May 21st, 2016. The event featured guided tours of the facilities and other attractions.

Even with the cold and the rain, more than 3,500 people attended this open day, which far exceeded the expectations of the organization. More than 700 people had the opportunity to make the complete visit to the LNLS facilities, which included visiting the laboratory’s auxiliary buildings, where various components are being developed and measured for the new Sirius synchrotron light source currently under construction by the LNLS. Visitors were surprised by the level of complexity of the project and had contact with professionals from various technological areas.

Optionally to the extended route, short visits were also offered, which provided a panoramic view of the accelerator, and from the main structures of the light source.

Brazilian National Science and Technology Week

The Brazilian National Science and Technology Week (SNCT) is coordinated by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Communications (MCTIC) and has been held nationally since 2004 with the collaboration of institutions for teaching, dissemination and research. Its main purpose is to mobilize the population, especially children and young people, around themes and activities of science and technology.

Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science

The Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC) has been promoted since 1948. The meeting is attended by representatives of scientific societies, authorities and managers of the national science and technology system. The event serves as an important forum for the dissemination of the advances of science in several areas of knowledge and for the debate of public policies related to the theme. The entrance to the SBPC meeting is free and has an exhibition aimed at the general public and participants of the meeting with more than one hundred science, technology and innovation institutions.