24.11.2009 - UNESCO Office in Amman

SESAME Meeting held in Jordan

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SESAME Meeting held in Jordan

Amman, 23 November The fifteenth meeting of the council of SESAME was held in Jordan this week. The international Centre for Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), created under the auspices of UNESCO, came into existence in 2004 and is located in Jordan. SESAME will provide the region of the Middle East with a world-class laboratory for basic research and numerous applications. There are now more than 50 operating synchrotron sources around the world, but this will be the first in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. SESAME has identified five scientific directions for its programme:  physical science, biological and medical sciences, environmental sciences, industrial applications, and archaeology. Some of the sessions discussed in the most recent meeting included forthcoming steps in the construction of the SESAME machine and progress in the scientific programme of the SESAME. Joint Accelator Universitie Program JUAS has trained a large number of students and young scientists from SESAME countries which includes Jordan for training in accelerator related jobs<//span>




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