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About LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU)

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) will hold the 32nd LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) from 8 to 10 November 2022. The 32nd edition, RAU will take place at Sirius in CNPEM campus, at Campinas-SP with livestreaming.

The RAU meeting aims to gather 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. The event will promote the exchange of experiences between users and debates on future facilities, which shall be in operation in the coming years.

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. The simultaneous operation and the ongoing Sirius commissioning make the participation of the scientific community essential to describe their needs and expectations for the new source. The RAU meeting is the ideal place to foster this debate.

Invited Speakers

  • Thomas Sheppard, KIT – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association
  • Raul Freitas, LNLS – Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials
  • Dean Hesterberg, LNLS – Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials
  • Maria Harkiolaki, Diamond Light Source
Payment Deadline
Registration Fees Fee On-site Virtual
Students (Undergraduate, MSc, PhD) R$ 50,00 18 October 24 October
Professionals (Bachelor, Masters or Doctoral degrees, PHDs, Researchers, Teachers, Professors and others) R$ 100,00

Important Dates

Instructions Date
Open registrations with abstract submissions 22 August
Deadline for abstract submissions – Extended 14 September  25 September
Notification of abstract acceptance From 10 October
Deadline for registrations and Payment (on-site) – Extended 11 October 18 October
Deadline for registrations and Payment (virtual) 24 October
Upload poster materials* (on-site and virtual) 24 October
32nd Annual Users’ Meeting 8-10 November, 2022

* Detailed information on how to upload the poster materials to the virtual platform will be released after the abstract notification of acceptance.

Hybrid Mode

Due the sanitay conditions, RAU32 will be held in hybrid mode to give as many colleagues as possible the opportunity to participate to the Conference.
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LNLS Users Group Master's Thesis Award 2022

Following the PhD Thesis Award of 2021, the LNLS Users Group (LNLSUG) will organize in 2022 the LNLSUG Master’s Thesis Award, to recognize outstanding research work using LNLS facilities. To be eligible for the 2022 award, the Master’s Thesis  must have been successfully defended between January 1st 2019 and July 31st 2022. The award includes a R$ 3000,00 monetary prize (before taxes) and a certificate. The winner shall also present a 40-min online talk at the LNLS Users group Seminar series about his/her thesis work.

Important dates

Applications open – 05 August

Applications close – 31 August 14 September

Notification for pre-selected candidates – 04 October  11 October

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Code of Conduct Policy

All attendees, speakers, and sponsors at LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at RAU Meeting is the responsibility of all participants.

Our meeting provides a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Participants must agree to be professional and courteous regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, or religion.

It is strictly prohibited any of the following actions on Whova platform during the online conference:

  • Recording, copying, or capturing any conference material presented;
  • Sharing content with nonregistered users;
  • The use of hostile or profane language;
  • Offering or soliciting products or services in the event app, outside of the virtual exhibitor and sponsor areas and from any attendee not designated as companies representatives.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to directly to or to any RAU staff or organizing committee member. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting without refund or to notifying appropriate authorities. Your co-operation will help ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for everybody.