From: EU Neighbourhood Info Centre – The European Commission and CERN (European Council for Nuclear Research) 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.
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