SESAME session at ESOF

SESAME, based in Allan, Jordan, is the Middle East’s first and only synchrotron light source, and is currently preparing to start up for research. The full scientific programme, which will begin in 2017, will span fields ranging from medicine and biology, through materials science, physics and chemistry to healthcare, the environment, agriculture and archaeology.

This session will give a status report on the project, and launch SESAME’s first call for experimental proposals. Speakers in Manchester are Professor Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith, President of the SESAME Council, Professor Eliezer Rabinovici, Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and former Vice-President of the SESAME Council and Dr Gihan Kamel, SESAME’s infrared beam line scientist. They will be joined by SESAME personnel via a video link to the SESAME laboratory in Allan, Jordan.

You are also invited to attend the press briefing on SESAME on Wednesday, 27 July at 12.50.

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27 Jul 2016, 15.45 - 17.00


Manchester, United Kingdom

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