Apr 11 – 20, 2024
Instituto Principia
America/Sao_Paulo timezone

Visit to Sirius light source


Sirius is the most brilliant star in the night sky.

The National Laboratory of   Syncroton Light, one of Brazilian leading science laboratories,  is home to Sírius, the Brazilian synchrotron light source, the largest and most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in Brazil. This large equipment uses particle accelerators to produce a special type of light called synchrotron light, which is used to investigate the composition and structure of matter in its most varied forms, with applications in practically all areas of knowledge.

Sirius is an open infrastructure, available to the Brazilian and international scientific community, developed at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) – a private non-profit organization under the supervision of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovations (MCTI). Sirius is funded by MCTI and designed by CNPEM researchers and engineers, in partnership with the Brazilian industry.

Sirius allows hundreds of academic and industrial research projects to be carried out annually, by thousands of researchers, contributing to the solution of great scientific and technological challenges, such as new drugs and treatments for diseases, new fertilizers, more resistant and adaptable plant species and new technologies for agriculture, renewable energy sources, among many other potential applications, with profound economic and social impacts.

On Wednesday, April 17, there will be a tour to Sirius just after NUINT morning sessions. Details will soon be announced