The Gateway to Treasure of Science
Gone are the days when Middle East was considered backward and its social environment as anti-science. Under the auspices of UNESCO, the Middle East's first particle accelerator has officially been inaugurated in Allan, Jordan on 16th May 2017. The opening ceremony was attended by King Abdullah II and Irina Bokova, director-general of UNESCO. The accelerator will open the new doors of cooperation and diplomacy among the countries of the region. SESAME, which stands for Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, is a particle accelerator-based facility that uses electromagnetic radiation emitted by circulating electron beams to study a range of properties of matter.