For Users


19th Biennial International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control System Conference (ICALEPCS) 2023

till 2023/10/13
Registration closing date: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Workshops: 7 & 8 October 2023
Conference: 9 – 13 October 2023

It is with great pleasure that we welcome everyone to attend the 19th biennial ICALEPCS Conference. This year’s conference holds a priceless moment in history for us (especially the organising committee) since it’s the first time it’s being hosted in Africa since its inception. For some it also presents a nostalgic feeling, being able to travel again after a period of uncertainty on resumption of collocated meetings. As such, this conference offers a fresh start and we get to meet again in person to discuss innovations and fashion collaborations from the various meetings.

Hard X-ray imaging of biological soft tissues symposium 2023

Date: 2023/10/17
Registration closing date: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: The Francis Crick Institute , London and online

This third edition of the Crick’s X-ray symposium will focus on approaches capable of resolving subcellular detail in biological soft tissues using hard X-rays, either alone or in combination with other imaging modalities through correlative multimodal workflows. With more synchrotrons transitioning to 4th generation sources, we will hear about how the expected increases in brilliance and coherence of X-ray sources might ultimately translate into improvements in volume, resolution and throughput when imaging brain or other soft tissues, and where the limits might be.

Leveraging open data from PaN facilities for machine learning

till 2023/10/18
Registration closing date: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Synchrotron SOLEIL - CNRS - CEA Paris-Saclay L'Orme des Merisiers Départementale 128, 91190 Saint-Aubin

During the last decade, most European Photon and Neutron (PaN) facilities have adopted open data policies, making data available for the benefit of the entire scientific community. At the same time, machine learning (ML) is seen as an essential tool to address the exponential growth of data volumes from PaN facilities. Exploitation of experimental training datasets is a key component of machine learning. The combination of ML algorithms and open data can therefore be seen as an ideal marriage that would ultimately help the entire community to tackle ‘big data’ challenges with more automation. However, finding the right data to train machine learning algorithms is a challenge and one of the motivations for making data FAIR is exactly that: to provide scientists working on AI applications with quality training datasets.

60 years of Synchrotron Radiation in Japan

till 2023/10/25
All-day event
Location: Okazaki Conference Center

We will celebrate 60 years of Synchrotron Radiation in Japan this year. Excellent speakers, who have a deep friendship with Japan, will give their wonderful invited talks. Our history will be reviewed by established Japanese scientists. Recent and emerging topics will be shared by our front runners.

Training Course on Visualisation & quantification of tomographic datasets

till 2023/10/25
Registration closing date: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory , Didcot, UK

A 2 day training course covering theory and computer-based practical works using the Thermo Scientific™ Amira-Avizo Software. This training course is organised by The University of Manchester at Harwell and 3Dmagination Ltd. It is aimed at researchers working in the field of mechanics, physics, chemistry, biology and materials science using 3D imaging techniques such as X-ray computed tomography, and who are interested to acquire solid methods for visualising and extracting relevant scientific information from 3D tomographic data. The training is organised in two parts: theory (0.5 day) and computer-based practical works using the Thermo Scientific™ Amira-Avizo Software 3D (1.5 day). At the end of the second day, the users are invited to practise on their own dataset with the help of the trainers.

2023 CLS Annual Users’ Meeting

till 2023/11/03
All-day event
Location: Virtual (with in person reception and poster exhibition and optional hybrid XAS Workshop)

The CLS Annual Users’ Meeting is an opportunity to showcase some of the world-class research happening at our facility, and to provide the latest updates. Here you will find more information about the speakers, the schedule, and the research. We will be meeting virtually this year. Once you have registered for the AUM, you will have access on the Schedule page to the Zoom link for our Virtual Lecture Hall.

CLS X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Microprobe Workshop

till 2023/11/03
All-day event
Location: Canadian Light Source or virtually

Enroll in this exciting workshop developed for graduate students, postdocs and early career researchers with
everything they need to know to begin to utilize the CLS for their research projects.
Hands-on instruction on sample preparation and beamline operation will be provided!
Tours of the CLS, networking with CLS staff and the opportunity to socialize with your peers!
Can’t attend in-person? Virtual attendance of the lectures is possible, with free registration.

CLS Mx Data Collection School

till 2023/11/17
All-day event
Location: Online

Hosted by our CMCF beamlines, this virtual program is spread over two weeks, with participants getting hands-on experience with mentors for all phases of the experimental process, from data collection to processing to structure solution.

12th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Design of Synchrotron Radiation Equipment and Instrumentation (MEDSI2023)

till 2023/11/10
All-day event
Location: High Energy Photon Source, Beijing, China

The conference aims to enable collaboration on cutting-edge instrumentation and technology, as well as novel research and development, that drives the rapid advancement in the field of synchrotron radiation and free-electron laser light sources worldwide.

Abstract submissions open until 20th June 2023. Online registration closing date: 8th October 2023

Training Course on Advanced Scripting and Batching of Tomographic Datasets

till 2023/11/07
Registration closing date: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Visitors Centre, Didcot, UK

The training is organised in two parts: Pyhton scripting in Avizo (1 day) and development of Avizo Python module (1 day). At the end of the second day, the users are invited to practise on their own dataset with the help of the trainers. The attendees are invited to bring their own laptop (an Avizo license will be provided for the training). This course is aimed at advanced users with prior expertise in 3D imaging and image processing of 3D datasets. Prior experience with Avizo and/or Python is recommended.

The 33rd LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU)

till 2023/11/09
All-day event
Location: CNPEM campus, in Campinas-SP, Brazil

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 about new horizons in synchrotron technologies and research techniques.
The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) will hold the 33rd LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) from 8-9 November and its 4 satellite events on 7 and 10 November 2023.

LNLS Users Group Young Research Award 2023

till 2023/11/09
All-day event
Location: Campinas-SP, Brazil

Following the PhD Thesis Award of 2021 and Masters Thesis Award 2022, the LNLS Users Group (LNLSUG) will organize in 2023 the LNLSUG Young Researcher Award to recognize outstanding research work using LNLS facilities. To be eligible for the 2023 Young Researcher Award, the candidate must comply with the criteria and follow the application procedure detailed at the LNLSUG website: Awards. If pre-selected, candidates shall present a short talk during the 33rd RAU/LNLS and a 40-min online talk at the LNLS Users group Seminar series, in case of winning the prize. The award includes a R$5.000,00 monetary prize (before taxes) and a certificate. The decision will be announced during the closing session of the 33rd RAU/LNLS, November 09th 2023 and published on the LNLSUG webpage.

Dresden Days on Magnetocalorics

till 2023/11/14
All-day event
Location: Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, building 106, lecture hall (room 255)

With this workshop we will continue the series of Delft and Danish Days on Magnetocalorics. In addition to recent breakthroughs on magnetocaloric materials and devices, this workshop will cover related caloric effects, together with their counterparts for harvesting low grade waste heat.

Training Course on In situ experiments and Digital Volume Correlation

till 2023/11/17
Registration closing date: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Visitors Centre, Didcot, UK

The training is organised in two parts: theory (0.5 day) and computer-based practical works (1.5 day) using the XDigitalVolumeCorrelation extension in the Thermo Scientific™ Amira-Avizo Software 3D where two solutions are implemented (a classic subset based approach and a more robust global approach). At the end of the second day, the users are invited to practise on their own dataset with the help of the trainers. Researchers working in the field of mechanics, physics, and materials science using 3D imaging techniques such as X-ray computed tomography who are interested to (i) compute 3D full-field displacements and strains for linking the microstructure to the mechanical/physical behaviour, (ii) use the DVC measured data to feed/validate finite element models. 

The 10th Annual Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Workshop (APXPS 2023)

till 2023/12/08
All-day event
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

The APXPS workshop will be hosted by National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) on December 5 (Tue.) – 8 (Fri.), 2023 in Taipei. This series of workshops was traditionally held in worldwide synchrotron facilities, with the first one taking place at SOLEIL, France in 2014. Since then, the workshop has been running continuously on an annual basis even in the difficult Pandemic years when the workshop was switched to a virtual format.

Call for beamtime proposals at the Canadian Light Source

till 2024/12/31
All-day event
Location: Canadian Light Source (CLS), Saskatchewan, Canada

The Canadian Light Source (CLS) conducts a Call for Proposals twice per year, accepting proposals for peer-reviewed access to beamtime in the upcoming cycle.

The deadline for this call for beamtime allocations in 2024 is August 23rd 2023

SESAME call for proposals

till 2024/06/30
All-day event
Location: Allan (Jordan)

We are glad to announce that SESAME is now accepting proposals for the user period starting from January 01st to June 30th 2024. SESAME is increasing the number of available beamlines from 3 to 5: ID10 – BEATS, ID11L – HESEB, BM08 – XAFS/XRF, BM02 – IR Infrared spectromicroscopy and  ID09 – MS/XPD Materials Science/X-ray Powder Diffraction beamline.

Call for proposals for beam time at NSLS-II – Spring 2024 (2024-1)

till 2024/04/30
All-day event
Location: NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York, USA

All beam time at NSLS-II is allocated based on a peer-reviewed proposal process. To start, you need to identify the type of proposal that fits your needs. You’ll need to know either the technique required, the beamline name/number, or the name of the beamline primary contact to use the Beamlines Available for Proposals page (below) to determine the appropriate proposal type.

PAL-XFEL Call for beamtime proposals – 1st half year of 2024

till 2024/06/30
All-day event
Location: Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Pohang, Korea

We encourage scientists from all over the world to submit proposals for general user beamtime experiments at the PAL-XFEL from January to June 2024. The PAL-XFEL has three beamlines, two for hard X-ray experiments (XSS: X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy, NCI: Nano Crystallography and Coherent Imaging) and one for soft X-ray experiments (SSS: Soft X-ray Scattering and Spectroscopy).

MAX IV Spring Cycle call for proposals

till 2024/08/31
All-day event
Location: MAX IV, Lund, Sweden

MAX IV opens Calls for proposals twice per year for the General User Access program. The calls are named according to their beamtime period (and year), not when the call itself opens. 

Call for beamtime proposals – Diamond Light Source

till 2024/10/31
All-day event
Location: Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK

The next submission for proposals for AP35 is open. Proposals must be submitted by Wednesday 27th September 2023 at 17:00hrs UTC+1/GMT+1. Diamond runs call for proposal every 6 months in the spring and the autumn, aiming for peer review meetings in May and October.

International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures (ICTMS) for 2024

till 2024/07/05
All-day event
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Save the dates! The 6th International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures (ICTMS) will be held from 1-5 July 2024 in person in Stellenbosch, South Africa. This event will bring together an international group of scientists, from universities, research organisations and industry, to discuss a broad range of issues related to the use of 3D tomographic imaging in materials and structures.

14th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI) 2024

till 2024/08/30
All-day event
Location: Hamburg (Germany)

The international Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI) is a successful conference series continuing for nearly 40 years, organised by the community of worldwide synchrotron radiation (SR) and X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) facilities. The last conference in 2022 (postponed from 2021) was hosted by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) and the European XFEL from 28 March to 1 April 2022 (online).