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Due to the increasing impact of COVID-19 on operations around the world, the 2020 Joint NSLS-II and CFN Users’ Meeting scheduled for May 18-20, 2020 at Brookhaven National Laboratory will not take place as an in-person meeting. We are currently exploring options for holding the meeting online.

Brookhaven Lab is taking active measures to reduce the chances for transmission of COVID-19 and to accommodate employees, visitors, and meeting attendees who are experiencing travel restrictions, school closings, or other disruptions to their daily lives.

We will update you soon on revised plans for this year’s Users Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the NSLS-II User Office at nsls2user@bnl.gov or the CFN User Office at cfnuser@bnl.gov.


The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-ll) and Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) Users' Meeting
will be held May 18 - 20, 2020 at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York.

The meeting offers scientists from diverse disciplines an opportunity to share their work and discuss new results and advances in experimental capabilities in synchrotron radiation and nanoscale science research.

Invited speakers are Randy Olson, Scientist-turned-filmmaker, Prairie Starfish Productions and Kyle Marian Viterbo, Science Communicator, Comedian, and Social Media Manager.

Please join us for this opportunity of scientific exchange and discussions.

The Users' Executive Committees cordially invite all to register for the meeting. Plenary sessions on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20, are free of charge. 


    • April 17: Last day to apply for the Julian Baumert PhD Thesis Award

    • April 17: Last day for early registration fee ($220-General/$110-Student). Registrations received after April 17 will be at the general rate of $245-General/$135-Students. There will be no refunds for registrations cancelled after April 17.

    • April 24: All meeting attendees (including speakers and organizers) who plan to stay overnight on the BNL site must register in BNL's Guest Information System (GIS) no later than April 24 (the link to reserve housing is also provided on your electronic invoice). You must present identification documents at the registration desk. Approval, which can take 30 days or more, must be granted prior to attending the meeting and/or workshops. After April 24, offsite accommodations are required. Click here for guidance on registering in GIS.

    • May 1: Last day to apply for the Student Participation Award

    •  May 1: Last day to submit a poster

    •  May 1: Online registration closes. In-person registration opens on Monday, May 18, Berkner Hall, Room D.