082 o·pen ses·a·me

  1. a free or unrestricted means of admission or access.
    “academic success is not an automatic open sesame to the job market


SESAME is a synchrotron light source under construction in Jordan. It will allow researchers from the region to investigate the properties of innovative materials, biological processes and cultural artefacts. SESAME is a unique joint venture that brings together scientists from its Members: Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, the Palestinian Authority and Turkey. Not only is SESAME an important scientific project, it is also helping to build bridges between diverse cultures in a part of the world that usually hits the headlines for its conflicts.

(funny how they all work together on this…yet at war)





What is CESSAMag?

CESSAMag stands for “CERN-EC Support for SESAME Magnets”. It is a FP7 project which aims at supporting the construction of the SESAME(link is external) light source, the Middle East’s first major international research center in the making.


What is SESAME?

SESAME is a cooperative venture by scientists and the governments of the region to create a third-generation light source. The SESAME light source will have applications in a broad variety of fields, including structural molecular biology, environmental science, energy sciences, surface and interface science, micro- electromechanical devices, X-ray and infrared imaging, archaeological microanalysis, materials characterization, and medical applications.





                                                         CESSAMag- enabling collaboration for SESAME

                                                 SESAME Storage ring and its components under CESSAMag


17 dipoles from the UK
                      33 sextupoles from Cyprus plus 33 sextupoles from Pakistan

66 quadrupoles from Spain


                                                                     SESAME facility in Jordan Credit: SESAME

Inside the SESAME hall, NO 2012 Credit: SESAME



080 Let’s go to camp… i mean the mall. “Like, yeah!”

MallCampsSo next time you are at the “mall” (Mall may refer to a shopping mall, a strip mall, a pedestrian street, or an esplanade (a long open area where people can walk).)

Make sure you aren’t entering Internment. ( Internment is the imprisonment or confinement[1] of people, commonly in large groups, without trial) .. Black Friday anyone?

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