The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) will hold the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on 4th Generation Synchrotron Techniques from 14-25 October 2024, at Sirius, located at the CNPEM campus, in Campinas-SP.
Promoted by CNPEM and funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), SyncLight 2024 aims to gather young researchers from Brazil and around the world to discuss the recent opportunities offered by advanced experimental synchrotron techniques available at Sirius, the Brazilian 4th generation light source.
Over the past decades, synchrotron light sources have played a significant role in the development of modern natural sciences and engineering. With a wide range of experimental techniques available, synchrotron light sources have revolutionized the way scientists study and characterize materials in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Health, Energy, New Materials, Environmental Sciences, and many others.
The interdisciplinary nature of the event, combined with the collaboration of the LNLS User Committee, which includes researchers from various institutions across Brazil, will contribute to the exchange of experiences among young researchers, professors, and experienced researchers. The event’s program includes lectures, poster sessions, and guided tours at the facilities will also be organized. Tutorials on experiments conducted, demonstrations on the control of the accelerators, as well as data analysis and simulations taught by LNLS researchers, at the laboratory’s beamlines, are also planned.
The theme is particularly relevant to the Brazilian scientific scenario, as Sirius is one of the most modern and brilliant synchrotron light sources in the world. Currently, ten beamlines are open to the scientific and technological community, out of a set of 14 initially planned to cover a wide range of scientific programs. One of the objectives of SyncLight 2024 is precisely to assist in the training and formation of a new generation of user-researchers, capable of benefiting from this large scientific infrastructure in operation in Brazil.
SyncLight 2024 is part of the São Paulo School of Advanced Science (SPSAS) modality, funded by FAPESP, which provides resources to promote short courses in different areas of knowledge in the State of São Paulo.