The Middle Eastern Particle Accelerator Is Gearing Up, Handmade Parts and All

Less than 70 particle accelerators exist in the world, nearly all in Europe and the United States. In May, Jordan got one. The idea of building this kind of research facility in the Middle East was an outgrowth of the Oslo Accords. Will it draw Israeli scientists?

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JORDAN — Particle accelerators are at the forefront of research in a vast range of fields. From biology to archaeology to new materials, particle accelerators can help us gain deeper understanding of the...