Dr. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, who is in Italy to join the 20th Edoardo Amaldi Conference about the development and peaceful use of atomic energy organized by the Accademia dei Lincei, visited National Laboratory of Frascati.
The delegation spent a while in DAFNE hall and in its Control Room. Iran is now developing research programs for the construction of a synchrotron radiation machine and a proton one for medical use.
During the visit it was explored the possibility of hosting young Iranian researchers at LNF for training periods.
Salehi, a nuclear engineer who studied at MIT and former foreign affairs minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, played a key role in the Iran delegation that took part in the negotiations for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons concluded in Vienna in 2015.
Translation by Camilla Paola Maglione, Communications Office INFN-LNF