DPG President Rolf-Dieter Heuer chairs the council of the new SESAME Accelerator Centre in the Middle East

By Gerhard Samulat. Published on 22 May 2017 in:
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On 16 May 2017 the ultra-modern accelerator centre opened in the presence of King Abdullah II of Jordan. A scholarship program of the German Physical Society enables young scientists to carry out research there.

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Pioneering SESAME light source circulates first beam

By SESAME. Published on 24 January 2017 in:
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Allan, Jordan, 12 January 2017. A beam circulated for the first time in the pioneering SESAME synchrotron at 18:12 (UTC+3) yesterday. The next step will be to store the beam.

This is an important milestone on the way to research getting underway at the first light-source laboratory in the Middle East. SESAME was established under the auspices of UNESCO before becoming a fully independent intergovernmental organisation in its own right in 2004.

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The SESAME project moves forward

By Nicola Bianchi. Published on 27 September 2016 in:
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The 28th Council meeting of SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) was held on 30-31 May 2016, in Brussels at the Berlaymont building of the European Commission. SESAME is a 3rd generation light source which will use a 2.5 GeV synchrotron ring under construction in Allan, Jordan.

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SESAME: Pre-announcement of call for proposals

By e-EPS. Published on 23 August 2016 in:
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SESAME expects to put out a call for proposals to carry out experiments at the first two SESAME beamlines (X-ray Absorption Fine Structure/X-ray Fluorescence and Infra-Red Spectro-microscopy) in the coming month. 

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13th SESAME Users’ Meeting

By e-EPS. Published on 23 November 2015 in:
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The 13th SESAME users’ meeting will take place in Amman on November 25 and 26, 2015. It will include:

1. updates on the project,
2. invited speakers on selected topics related to SESAME scientific plans

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SESAME moves towards commissioning

By e-EPS. Published on 25 June 2015 in:
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Report on the 26th SESAME Council meeting held on 26-27 May 2015 and hosted by UNESCO in Paris. In order for commissioning to start in mid-2016, and for the first stage of Phase 1 to be completed in 2017, some additional capital funding is still needed. Egypt will join Iran, Israel, Jordan, and Turkey (which are each providing $5 million) in making a voluntary contribution, which will partly fill the gap.
The Council was updated on progress in fabricating the magnets for the main storage ring, which is being managed by CERN, in collaboration with SESAME, using funds provided by the European Union…

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CERN and the International Year of Light: exploring light as luminosity

By Paola Catapano, Katarina Anthony. Published on 26 May 2015 in:
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One hundred years after the publication of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, the UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Light and light-based technologies. Around the world, the year is being celebrated with programmes and events showcasing light as the source of life, peace and science. CERN has been joining in the festivities; with events showcasing “light as luminosity” in its High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) upgrade project as well as its involvement in the SESAME synchrotron project in Jordan.

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SESAME’s 800 MeV Booster in Operation

By Erhard Huttel. Published on 24 October 2014 in:
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On 3 September 2014, the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East [SESAME] booster came into full operation. The Booster Synchrotron – the second machine in the SESAME acceleration chain – is now accelerating electrons to 800 MeV.
Reaching this energy is a milestone for SESAME, which aims to bring scientists from the region together through international scientific cooperation…

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SESAME Council: New supports and opportunities

By Caterina Biscari. Published on 25 June 2014 in:
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The 24th SESAME Council Meeting was held on 12-13 May 2014 in Italy. It was hosted by the Frascati National Laboratory [LNF] of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics [INFN].

The meeting was chaired by the Council’s President, Prof. Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, and attended by representatives of the Members of SESAME, as well as representatives of the Observer States of SESAME, intergovernmental and international organizations, among which the European Physical Society [EPS], the Chair of SESAME’s Finance…

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SESAME Council Meeting held in Jordan

By Caterina Biscari. Published on 20 December 2013 in:
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The Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East [SESAME] is a 3rd-generation synchrotron light source under construction in Allan, Jordan. Like the European Organization for Nuclear Research [CERN], it was set up under the auspices of UNESCO and is now a completely independent intergovernmental organization. The accelerator system consists of a Microtron, a Booster which accelerates the beam up to 800 MeV, and the 2.5 GeV synchrotron ring. Four experimental beamlines are foreseen…

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New funding for SESAME

By John Dudley. Published on 25 June 2013 in:
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Representatives of the members of SESAME met at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] in Vienna on 28-29 May 2013 for the 22nd meeting of the Council. This was the first Council meeting in which China participated as an Observer.

The Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East [SESAME] is a “third-generation” synchrotron light source under construction in Allan, Jordan, and…

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SESAME progressing

By David Lee. Published on 19 December 2012 in:
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The Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East [SESAME] is a “third-generation” synchrotron light source being constructed in Jordan. SESAME, the Middle East’s first major international research centre, is a cooperative venture by scientists and governments of the region. It is being developed under the auspices of UNESCO.

At the Council meeting of 12-13 November 2012, SESAME Council Members, and scientific and technical staff…

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