With war and conflict sometimes seeming to be an inevitable part of life in the Middle East, it’s hard to imagine ministers from Israel and Palestine, Iran and Pakistan, Turkey and Cyprus sitting side by side, co-operating on a joint project.

Yet that is precisely what has been happening in Amman, the capital of Jordan, where scientists and politicians from across the region, are working together to build a scientific experiment they hope will foster peace in this troubled region.

Adam Hart-Davis reports from SESAME, the largest scientific facility to be attempted in the middle east, where it’s hoped the common language of science will heal old, deep-rooted political wounds.

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