On 1st January 2019, the European Horizon 2020 project BEAmline for Tomography at SESAME (BEATS) was launched with the objective to design, procure, construct and commission a beamline for hard X-ray full-field tomography at the SESAME synchrotron in Jordan. The European grant is worth 6 million euros and will span a four-year period from beginning 2019 to end 2022.
Led by the ESRF, the European synchrotron (France), BEATS involves leading research facilities in the Middle East (SESAME and the Cyprus Institute), and European synchrotron radiation facilities ALBA-CELLS (Spain), DESY (Germany), the ESRF (France), Elettra (Italy), INFN (Italy), PSI (Switzerland), SESAME (Jordan) and SOLARIS (Poland). The initiative is funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Nine partner institutes will join forces to lay the groundwork for the efficient and sustainable operation of the SESAME research infrastructure. Through the development and consolidation of the scientific case for a beamline for tomography, and actions to fortify the scientific community, the partners will pay particular attention to the R&D and technology needs of the SESAME Members. Built upon the OPEN SESAME project, BEATS will address the issue of sustainability of operation by preparing medium- to long-term funding scenarios for the tomography beamline and the facility.
The consortium will get together on site during on 12.03. and 13.03.2019 for the kickoff- and the first meeting of BEATS’ Steering Committee. Everybody related to the project is cordially invited to attend.
Starts 12 Mar 2019 08:00
Ends 13 Mar 2019 18:00
The venue of the event (Hotel in Amman or on the SESAME site) will be determined once we know the number of participants (i.e. on 22/02/2019). This means that accommodation can only be booked during week 09 (which is early enough, we are told by the SESAME experts). Travel however should be arranged by the participants already now.
There are no registration fees for this event. Travel and accommodation are to be financed from the beneficiary's BEATS project funds.
Please note that the event's timetable is of a rather preliminary nature and will be detailed in due time.