The Polskie Towarzystwo Promieniowania Synchrotronowego (PTPS) has been established in 1991 as independent non-profit organization. The activity of PTPS is financed from member’s fee, projects dedicated to particular event and industry donations. PTPS enlist close to 200 registered members, who regularly pay members fee. The Society monitor activity of more than 600 Polish scientists who use SR. The main goal of PTPS is to help Polish scientists to get access to synchrotrons and FELs facilities over the world. It is accomplished by organizing the biannually International Schools and Symposia on Synchrotron Radiation in natural Science (ISSRNS), National Symposia of Synchrotron Users, and workshops dedicated to advanced synchrotron methods. The 13th ISSRNS is scheduled for 13-18 June 2016 in Ustroń, Poland, http://issrns13.home.amu.edu.pl/. As result of these activities the strong SR user community established in Poland was able to effectively lobby in favor of construction of the first Polish national synchrotron source SOLARIS in Krakow. SOLARIS is currently under commissioning http://www.synchrotron.uj.edu.pl/.
Starting from 2002 the Society publishes Bulletin of the Polish Synchrotron Radiation Society. It is distributed among members and major Polish libraries in the print form as well as available in electronic form on the Society website
http://www.synchrotron.org.pl/index.php/pl/biuletyn/biuletyn-archiwum . The Bulletin covers important events in the community life, prints abstracts of the organized conferences as well as dedicated articles, and important achievements in SR science.
The PTPS society is one of the most active scientific societies in Poland.