The 12th International Particle Accelerator Conference (IPAC’21) will be held in Santos, Brazil.

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 and products.

IPAC rotates annually between Asia/Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, and it is the first time Brazil is chosen to host the event, with the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) as its local organizer. The conference is supported by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and APS (American Physical Society).



LNLS operates the first synchrotron light source in the Southern Hemisphere and currently the only in Latin America, providing high brilliant light from infrared to X-rays for the analysis of organic and inorganic materials. LNLS was inaugurated in 1997 as an open facility to the scientific and industrial communities from Brazil and abroad.

The Laboratory 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 fourth generation machine, and one of the most advanced in the world. Its ultra-low emittance will open up new perspectives for research in many fields. It is scheduled to start commissioning in 2018 and to be opened to users in 2019. Learn more here.