SyncLight 2015: São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences on Recent Developments in Synchrotron Radiation

Lightsources em janeiro de 2015

Date: Monday, July 13, 2015 to Friday, July 24, 2015
Event Type: Conference
Location: Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source (LNLS) Campinas, SP Brazil
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SyncLight 2015, the São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences (ESPCA) on Recent Developments in Synchrotron Radiation will be held at the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source (LNLS) in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, between July 13-24, 2015.

SyncLight 2015 will bring graduate students and young postdoctoral researchers from Brazil and from many other countries together. The school is sponsored by the São Paulo State’s Research Foundation (FAPESP) and organized jointly by the LNLS and the American Physical Society (APS). The instructors are selected from currently active and leading researchers around the world.

São Paulo School of Advanced Science (ESPCA) is a program of FAPESP that offers short courses on advanced science and technology in order to contribute for the academic development of the participants and to consolidate the state of São Paulo as a polo of attraction for world-class scientific talents.

The main goal of the SyncLight 2015 is to show to young researchers (MSc, PhD and Post-doc fellows) what synchrotron light offers in the form of new tools for their research. We intend to show that there are numerous new possibilities that appeared in the last decade, particularly those exploring bright nanometer size x-ray beams and coherence.

The chosen venue seems particularly appropriate because LNLS is currently engaged in the development and construction of SIRIUS, the next Brazilian synchrotron light source. It is planned to be a state-of-the-art machine, designed to be one of the brightest in the world. A new generation of users and developers are needed to exploit this new source that will be operating in 2018.

This school will provide training for the students in the field of physics, chemistry, biology, geosciences, medicine and materials science engineering, among others. The specific interdisciplinary character of the school will contribute to fruitful exchanges between researchers belonging to these different disciplines.

The official language of the SyncLight 2015 is English. The event has no registration fees, however, the attendance is limited to 80 students and application is required. Accepted students will receive full financial support for travel and accomodation. Please check out the information available on “How to Participate”.

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Repercussão: APS Physics


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