First Announcement - the 11th SESAME Users' Meeting

11th SESAME Users' Meeting

20 - 22 November 2013 - Amman, Jordan

First Announcement


The 11th SESAME users' meeting will be organized on November 20 - 22, 2013 in Amman, Jordan. The scope of the meeting will be to inform the users about recent progress and developments around SESAME, to give them the opportunity to present their results and to exchange ideas and develop new collaborative research projects within the SESAME users community and present their views of interest in SESAME. The meeting will bring together scientists from the region and world experts in the various fields of synchrotron applications. The scientific program of the meeting consist of the following items:

A. Opening Session and Plenary Talks
B. Dedicated workshops on IR, XRF/XAFS, PX
C. Visit to SESAME site

Detailed scientific program of the meeting will be released in the second announcement and will include: invited, plenary, and contributed talks as well as a poster session. The scientific program will cover topics in:

A. Atomic, molecular, and chemical physics.
B. Structural biology, drug design, and medical applications.
C. Materials science, electronic structure and nanotechnology.
D. Archaeology and cultural heritage.
E. SESAME machine and Phase I beamlines development.


Details will be announced later.

Financial Support

Limited funds are available to meet part of the travel and hotel expenses for young participants from SESAME region. You may request that you be considered for these funds by indicating so on the Registration Form.


A. You may type directly into the registration form information required as well as the abstract and submit it
    through this Online Registration Form.
B. The registration deadline is August 15, 2013.
C. There is no registration fee.


Abstracts should be submitted while registering online or sent separately to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before September 15, 2013.

Visa Information

Visas are issued from Jordanian Diplomatic and Consular Missions abroad or from major ports of entry according to regulations. You can find a Jordanian Embassy in your country by visiting the Jordanian diplomatic missions worldwide web page. For more information on how to apply for a visa please go to the Consular affairs department page. SESAME, upon request, can issue a letter of invitation for purposes of obtaining a visa or a permission to travel from your institute.

Contact Information

All correspondence through emails should be addressed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scientific Program Committee   Local Organizing Committee

1. Hafeez Hoorani, SESAME, Jordan
2. Ibraheem Yousef, SESAME, Jordan
3. Messaoud Harfouche, SESAME, Jordan
4. Paul Dumas, SOLEIL, France
5. Engin Ozdas, Hacettepe University, Turkey
6. Mohammad Yousef, Southern Illinois University, USA
7. Khalifeh Abusaleem, JAEC, Jordan


1. Abdul-Halim Wriekat, JAEC
2. Al-Layth Al-Drabee, JAEC
3. Osama Taqatqa, JAEC
4. Salman Matalgah, SESAME
5. Mostafa Zoubi, SESAME
6. Sonia Al-Faques, SESAME
7. Maher Jewihan, JNCS
8. Noha Abu-Hijleh, JAEC



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