Due to the serious health situation in Italy, Europe and the world the SILS conference to be held in Bologna on 2020 is postponed to June 21-23, 2021.

We think this is the wisest decision in the current difficult circumstances. We plan, as much as possible, to keep the same program.

We look forward to seeing you in Bologna next year.

The annual meeting of the Italian Synchrotron Radiation Society (SILS) will be held from June 21th to June 23th, 2021 in Bologna.

The conference aims to bring together the wide Italian community working on applications and instrumentation of synchrotron radiation. It will serve as a forum to highlight recent scientific results in different fields and to present the current status and future directions of synchrotron radiation and free electron laser sources.

The conference location is in the heart of the Monumental Complex of San Giovanni in Monte, in what was once the dining-hall of the nunnery of the Lateran Canons, against the backdrop of the beautiful sixteenth-century fresco by Bartolomeo Cesi. Plenary lectures will take place at the Giorgio Prodi lecture hall, while the adjoining rooms will be used for parallel sessions and coffee breaks.