The Middle East’s First Electron Synchrotron
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Tue, 2017-01-03

The Middle East region’s first synchrotron light source, SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East), is expected to be fully operational when the first electrons complete their initial laps around the synchrotron’s circumference ring at the end of December, 2016. SESAME is a cooperative venture by scientists and governments in the region that seeks to build scientific and cultural bridges by fostering technological excellence and research. One of the project’s most noteworthy attributes has been its ability to act as a neutral space for scientific collaboration between its members, Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine, and Turkey.

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