SESAME’s Opening Ceremony
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Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-17
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On May 16, 2017, HM King Abdullah II opened the International Center for Synchrotron-Light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), which is the first research center of its kind in the region. The Center, located in Allan, Jordan is expected to contribute to the development of scientific research in fields such as medicine, physics, chemistry, and biology. In its development stage, the Center brought together scientists from current SESAME members- Jordan, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority, Turkey and Israel, in addition to experts from a number of other countries who are observers, to build the first international research laboratory in the Middle East. Construction work of the $100 million center started in 2003 following the signing of the membership agreement with other member states, under the auspices of UNESCO.

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