HESEB - Helmholtz-SESAME Beamline in the soft X-ray regime
News: Start of Twinning Programme
As part of the HESEB Project, a Twinning Programme is offered, whose main aim is to support the user community from SESAME member countries in gaining knowledge and experience with soft X-ray synchrotron use during a joint beamtime with an experienced user group at a Helmholtz synchrotron.
On March 30 was held a Webinar to inform all interested people about the program. Here you can find the presentations:
You can register to the Programme:
As twinning guest:
We invite you to participate in a beamtime of an experienced user group in your research field at a soft X-ray beamline of a German synchrotron.
You will be involved in the experiment preparation, in the beamtime itself and in data analysis and interpretation. You will be able to discuss with the experienced user team, to ask questions and to learn a lot for your own projects.
When later applying for an own beamtime you may again contact your mentors, asking for support in proposal preparation. If beamtime will be granted, in some cases your twinning host might even join
As twinning guest, you will profit of free access to the facility at which the beamtime takes place and your travel and accommodation costs will be covered.
As twinning guest, please register here: coming soon
As twinning host:
As twinning host, the cost for travel and accommodation related to the beamtime during which you host the guest will be covered for one of your team members. In some cases, a fruitful collaboration will arise from this joint beamtime and you will join your former guest during his or her beamtime. In this case again the costs for travel and accommodation will be covered for one of your team members.
Please register here as twinning host: coming soon
Any questions regarding to the HESEB twinning programme should be addressed to: email@example.com
The 1st Scientic Workshop on soft X-rays has been postponed due to the spread of the corona virus (COVID 19) and its international consequences.
The workshop has been postponed to autumn of this year. You will be informed of the exact dates as soon as possible.
First Soft-X-ray HESEB workshop will take place at the Istanbul University:
To complement your application and in addition the data already provided, we kindly ask you to shortly elaborate on your perspective for the new soft x-ray beamline and to present your project ideas and a proposed research plan. A short synopsis between half a page and one page at maximum will be sufficient!
The aim of this first workshop is to secure a large and sustainable request for scientific use of the soft X-rays from the Helmholtz SESAME beamline and to build up a strong user community in the SESAME region.
Day 1: selected expert lectures: preliminary program
Day 2: teaming-day with several thematic roundtable discussions in parallel
Day 3 future perspectives, e.g. additional experiments, further upgrades
Venue: Istanbul University,Rectorate Building, Doctorate (D1) Hall
The research centre SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East, www.sesame.org.jo) near Amman/Jordan was officially founded in 2002 as an international research project under the auspices of UNESCO with multilateral cooperation of countries of the Middle East region (Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Palestine, Turkey). It was the idea and tireless commitment of Herman Winick (SLAC), Gustav-Adolf Voss (DESY) and Herwig Schopper (CERN) which eventually lead to the foundation and build-up of a research facility in the Middle East – with the vision that close scientific cooperation would make a contribution to peace and stability in this region.
Scope of the project
Since the foundation of SESAME, Germany is participating as an observer in the international SESAME Council and, through the Helmholtz Association, can play an internationally most visible and effective role in this important phase of SESAME by significantly promoting SESAME‘s excellence development in the region.
As a globally visible beacon project for SESAME, the present draft proposal drawn up jointly by the five Helmholtz centres DESY, FZJ, HZB, HZDR and KIT recommends to build at SESAME a new and state-of-the-art Helmholtz-SESAME soft X-ray beamline (HESEB) in the soft X-ray range to be used for a large number of top-class scientific applications and to create new cooperation potentials with German and international research groups.
Corresponding training, education and support measures offered by the participating Helmholtz centres will guarantee the international scientific attractiveness and quality of the beamline as well as secure its long-term scientific use and excellence by creating and supporting own scientific user communities within the region and by building up and connecting long-lasting cooperation among the SESAME member countries and outside.
HZDR = Leader Work Package 5:
User support, cooperation development, Seed Projects / Teaming
To secure a large and sustainable request for scientific use of the soft X-rays from the Helmholtz SESAME beamline, dedicated workshops and schools (in collaboration with HERCULES) will be offered in order to build up a strong user community in the SESAME region in the medium and long term. This workpackage would include several months of training or research stays of future SESAME users at adequate synchrotron radiation sources and research centres in Germany. SESAME users will be able to apply for grants for such research stays. The education activities will be coordinated with the EU project OPEN SESAME.