Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME)
Centre international de rayonnement synchrotron pour les sciences expérimentales et appliquées au Moyen-Orient
First proposed in 1997. Interim council set up in 1999. Establishment under auspices of B-XB3383 - UNESCO approved by UNESCO Executive Board, May 2002; ceremony, 6 Jan 2003. Soft inauguration, 3 Nov 2008. Also referred to as SESAME Project and Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME) - International Centre. Facility officially opened 16 May 2017.
Establish a scientific center of excellence in which scientists from all countries of the Middle East and the rest of the world work together to enhance peace and prosperity.
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