Programme / SESAME – A Source of Light in the Middle East

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Day 1

Tuesday / 7 nov

16:30 - 18:00

Special session:
SESAME – A Source of Light in the Middle East
Organised by:  SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East)
Venue: King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre, Dead Sea 2 - Sea
Abstract: 

SESAME – Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East – is a new third generation light source situated near Amman, Jordan, with a research program beginning this year. It is an international organization that promotes scientific excellence and collaboration in the region. Administratively modelled on CERN, SESAME’s Members are Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority, and Turkey. This session will give a brief introduction to SESAME and its mission to develop scientific excellence in the region. 

 

Moderator:

Prof Rolf Heuer (President, SESAME Council)

 

Speakers:

  • Dr Khaled Toukan, Director of SESAME - SESAME - From Dream to Reality
  • Dr Özgül Öztürk, Scientific User - SESAME - a User’s Perspective
  • Prof Yuval Golan, Prospective Scientific User - SESAME – What Should it Deliver for Newcomers
  • Laura Bocarro, Senior Policy Adviser Middle East and North Africa, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK – SESAME – Worthy of Support

The session will close with a question and answer session