The SESAME Council met at CERN on 14-15 May 2012. During the meeting a protocol was signed by the Director of SESAME and the Director-General of CERN which provides for CERN to take the lead, in collaboration with SESAME, in the construction of the magnets for SESAME's main storage ring. This help will be critical in allowing SESAME to maintain the ambitious goal of commissioning its storage ring in 2015 and starting experiments soon thereafter.

This was followed by a special session "Collaborative science for peace in the Middle East" organized by CERN for Ambassadors to the United Nations in Geneva and a CERN site visit (ATLAS visitors centre; LHC superconducting magnet test hall; and Universe of particles exhibits in the Globe of Science and Innovation).


Ceremony for signing of protocol 

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CERN site visit

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