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CALIPSOplus access for SMEs


till 2020/12/21

Location: Various European Facilities

Till 21st December 2020, small and medium companies can ask for funded beamtime in different European light sources thanks to EU CALIPSOplus project. Cerdanyola del Vallès, 7th September, 2020. The European project CALIPSOplus brings together 19 partners offering access to 14 synchrotrons and 8 FELs in Europe and the Middle East. In particular, the project is funding industry (SMEs) … Read more CALIPSOplus access for SMEs

Call for proposals for LNLS Manaca beamline


till 2020/11/30

Location: Campinas, Brazil

From October 20th, 2020, researchers of any field are invited to submit research proposals to use the MANACÁ beamline. Researchers who wish to submit a research proposal to use the MANACÁ beamline in this call must have previous experience in using a synchrotron beamline and in protein crystallography. Users will be able to submit their research … Read more Call for proposals for LNLS Manaca beamline

PhotonDiag 2020


till 2020/10/28

Registration closing date: 31.8.20

Location: Virtual

The deadline for the abstract submissions is the 30th of June 2020. It is our pleasure to announce the new virtual format for the PhotonDiag 2020 conference to take place from the 26 to 28 October 2020 at the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland.  Like many other conferences this year, the PhotonDiag 2020 has switched to a … Read more PhotonDiag 2020

LCLS – call for Regular Proposals

Date: 2020/10/28

We are pleased to announce the next call for LCLS Proposals as LCLS continues its instrument deployment in conjunction with the LCLS-II upgrade. For this run, the copper accelerator (capable of up to 120 Hz) will be available with two separate undulator systems and an increasing set of upgraded instruments.

LCLS – Scientific Campaign Proposals

Date: 2020/10/28

Letters of Interest for new LCLS Scientific Campaigns are solicited in the area of “Structural Biology – Function & Dynamics”, for experiments that will start in Run 19 (April 2021 onwards). Further details of the targeted science area for this call are provided below.

FERMI Call for Proposals

Date: 2020/10/30

The next deadline will be November 30th, 2020. Submission opening date to be announced. Before preparing your proposal, please carefully check the information available at the address: you need more information about the FEL properties, the beamlines and the other experimental facilities, please send a message to the email address:

Call for General User proposals deadline: SSRL (SLAC)

Date: 2020/11/01

Location: Menlo Park, CA / USA (North America)

Standard GU proposals can be submitted through the user portal three times a year. Submit new X-ray/VUV proposals by MAY 1, AUGUST 1, NOVEMBER 1. Requests for a one-time proposal extension may be submitted via email attachment before the proposal expiration date (Download X-ray/VUV form)

Berlin Science Week

Date: 2020/11/04

Registration closing date: 2.11.20

Location: Online

From proteins to medicine. A lecture by the HZB expert Dr. Manfred Weiss.

European Photon and Neutron EOSC Symposium and PaNOSC & ExPaNDS Annual Meeting


till 2020/11/11

Location: Virtual Meeting

The European Open Science Cloud Photon and Neutron Data Service (ExPaNDS) and the Photon and Neutron Open Science Cloud (PaNOSC) projects are organizing, jointly with the Extreme-Light-Infrastructure (ELI), a “Photon and Neutron EOSC symposium” on 9 November 2020 followed by the “2020 PaNOSC & ExPaNDS Annual meeting” on 10-11 November 2020.

30th RAU (Annual Users Meeting)


till 2020/11/12

Location: Campinas, Brazil (South America)

We are delighted to announce that the 30th RAU (Annual Users Meeting) will take place at the Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius, at the new area of the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory, within the enlarged CNPEM campus, in Campinas – SP.

30th RAU (LNLS Annual Users Meeting)


till 2020/11/12

Registration closing date: Registration deadline tbc

Location: Virtual

Organized by LNLS/CNPEM, the event will gather researchers who use synchrotron scientific instrumentation to perform experiments in the areas of Materials Science, Energy, Biotechnology, Oil and Gas, Physics, Chemistry and others. The agenda will include online plenaries and parallel sessions, similarly to the presential model, and also an online visit to Sirius, the new Brazilian … Read more 30th RAU (LNLS Annual Users Meeting)

EMBL Hamburg P12 Virtual User Meeting


till 2020/11/18

Location: Virtual Event

With this 2-day online workshop, we wish to stimulate the information exchange between the SAXS team of EMBL-Hamburg and our User community. We will highlight our recent beamline developments and would like to see your SAXS results as poster presentations, flash talks or selected oral presentations.

Call for Macromolecular Cystallography proposals deadline: SSRL (SLAC)

Date: 2020/12/01

Location: Menlo Park, CA / USA (North America)

Submit new Macromolecular Crystallography proposals by APRIL 1, JULY 1, DECEMBER 1. See Macromolecular Crystallography proposal guide. Requests for a one-time proposal extension may be submitted via email(link sends e-mail) attachment before the proposal expiration date (Download Macromolecular Crystallography form)

BESSY@HZB User Meeting

Date: 2020/12/10

Location: Virtual Event

December 10, 2020 With the series of annual user meetings we bring together our user community to intensify scientific exchange and stimulating new collaborations. The BESSY@HZB User Meeting 2020 will provide an overview of the many exciting and inspiring research results obtained at our facility in the past year. We are very pleased to announce … Read more BESSY@HZB User Meeting

Call for regular proposals FLASH (at DESY)

Date: 2021/01/04

Location: Hamburg, Germany (Europe)

Please note – these will not be until 2021

DESY Photon Science and European XFEL Users’ Meeting 2021


till 2021/01/29

Location: Hamburg, Germany (Europe)

Call for proposals deadline: MAX IV

Date: 2021/02/02

Location: Lund, Sweden (Europe)

7th Diffraction Limited Storage Ring (DLSR) Workshop


till 2021/04/14

Registration closing date: tbc

Location: Lund, Sweden (Europe)

Following the path of the previous meetings, both the technical challenges and the new research opportunities enabled by the new multibend achromat storage rings will be addressed at these two and a half-day workshop. Plenary and parallel oral session in combination with a poster session will focus on the design, construction, commissioning, and operation of … Read more 7th Diffraction Limited Storage Ring (DLSR) Workshop

12th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC21)


till 2021/05/28

Registration closing date: tbc

Location: Foz do Iguacu, Brazil (South America)

IPAC is the main international event for the particle accelerator community. Over 1200 scientists, engineers, and students from around the world are presented with the most recent results on research and development in particle accelerators, particle colliders, synchrotron light sources,free electron lasers, and associated instrumentation. The event also receives around 100 industry exhibits on related equipment … Read more 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC21)

XAFS conference, Sydney, 2021


till 2021/07/16

Location: Sydney, Australia

The first XAFS conference was held in 1981 and since 2000 they are now organized every three years. The conference focuses on recent advances in synchrotron radiation science and technology in the fields of physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, environmental science and medicine.

Workshop on Resonant Inelastic and Elastic X-ray Scattering 21


till 2021/08/27

Registration closing date: 2021/06/28

Location: Brookhaven National Lab, Danford's Hotel & Marina, NY / USA (North America)

Name: Workshop on Resonant Inelastic and Elastic X-ray Scattering 2021 Date: August 25–27, 2021 Registration deadline/ link: Jun 28, 2021 Location: Danforts Hotel & Marina, USA hosted by NSLS-II

14th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation


till 2021/09/03

Location: Hamburg, Germany (Europe)

After nearly 40 years, the SRI will return to Hamburg, where the first meeting was held in 1982. At that time DORIS was the only operating synchrotron source in Hamburg. The metropolitan area now hosts three unique research facilities: the European XFEL, PETRA III and FLASH at DESY. These three facilities complement each other and open … Read more 14th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation

XVIII International Small-Angle Scattering Conference


till 2021/09/18

Registration closing date: tbc

Location: Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil (South America)

We are very enthusiastic to present Brazil as the new host of the XVIII International Small-Angle Scattering Conference. Brazil has already hosted this international conference under the chair of Prof Aldo Craievich in 1996. By 2021, the construction of the Brazilian 4th generation synchrotron light source, SIRIUS, will be concluded and the renewed small-angle scattering capabilities … Read more XVIII International Small-Angle Scattering Conference