"SESAME - A 3rd Generation Synchrotron Light for the Middle East", Herman Winick (Stanford, SLAC)


Friday, March 8, 2013 - 13:30 to 14:30


Center Building, Seminar Room C210



Herman Winick

  • Assistant Director and Professor (Research), Emeritus, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource Division of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu)
  • Professor (Research), Emeritus, Applied Physics Dept, Stanford University


Developed under the auspices of UNESCO and closely modeled on CERN, SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East) will be a major international research centre in the Middle East / Mediterranean region, promoting peace and understanding through scientific cooperation. It will have as its centrepiece a synchrotron light source originating from BESSY I, given as a gift by Germany. The upgraded machine, a 2.5 GeV 3rd Generation Light Source with an emittance of 26 nmrad and 12 places for insertion devices, will provide light from the far infra- red to hard X-rays for a wide range of studies, including those addressing environmental and biomedical issues of relevance to the region. SESAME will offer excellent opportunities for the training of Middle East scientists and attract those working abroad to consider returning. As of August 2005, Members of the SESAME Council are Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, and Turkey.


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