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‘Sesame’ accelerates cross-border cooperation by ME scientists

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Published: 20 May 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

A light for science, and cooperation, in the Middle East – Dennis Overbye – The New York Times 08.05.17
In what they hope will be a spark of light in years of darkness, a group of scientists circulated a beam of electrons around a ring in Allan, Jordan, in January. The group, called Sesame, is made up of physicists from several countries that rarely talk to one another — Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Turkey and Pakistan and also from the Palestinian Authority – but whose scientists are determined to collaborate.

Landmark Jordanian science centre hopes to bring scientists from Iran, Israel and Palestinians together – Bethan McKernan – The Independent 16.05.17
Several Middle Eastern countries set aside politics for opening ceremony of research centre designed to foster scientific excellence in the region.


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