Scientists In The Middle East Working On Secret “SESAME” System (As In “Open, Sesame!”) Connected To CERN Stargate Research
This may seem an impossible dream, and indeed the project took decades to materialize and often came close to disintegration. As the saying goes: The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes longer. The project is called SESAME — as in “Open, Sesame!” — and it is an acronym for Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East. SESAME is not quite ready for experimental research. The most essential hardware is in place, but the two beam lines of the light source won’t be ready for research efforts for another few months. There ought to be many more beam lines for researchers, project leaders say. And among the immediate logistical challenges is the need for on-site lodging. But the backers of SESAME are exultant.