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European Commission and CERN support major research facility in the Middle East
The European Commission and CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) have today agreed to support the construction of SESAME, one of the most ambitious research facilities in the Middle East. SESAME is a so-called synchrotron light source, functioning in effect like a giant microscope. It will allow researchers from the region to investigate the properties of advanced materials, biological processes and cultural artefacts. Alongside its scientific aims, the project aims to promote peace in the region through scientific cooperation.
European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, said: "We are very happy to join forces with CERN to support one of the most exciting scientific projects in the Middle East. The SESAME facility will not only offer researchers from the region state-of-the-art facilities, it will draw attention to the big advances that can be achieved in the region through peaceful cooperation."
CERN Director General Rolf Heuer said: “SESAME is one of the most important projects in the world right now. With its close parallels to the origins of CERN, I am very happy that we are able to make this important contribution to the young laboratory’s success.”
SESAME is a unique joint venture based in Jordan that brings together scientists from its members Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine and Turkey. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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