Head of Armenia’s National Science Laboratory to Speak at MIT

Dr. Ani Aprahamian, Director of the Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory in Yerevan and Freimann Professor Experimental Nuclear Physics at the University of Notre Dame will be speaking at MIT on Tuesday, November 6. The public is invited to attend her talk entitled “Science, Technology, and Education in Armenia” at 7:30 p.m. in MIT Building 1, room 190. This program is presented by the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues and the MIT Armenian Society.

Professor Aprahamian was appointed Director of A.I. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory (Yerevan Physics Institute) in April 2018. She is the first woman and the first diasporan Armenian to hold this important position.

Aprahamian was born in Lebanon and is a descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors. She holds a B.A. and Ph.D. from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Professor Aprahamian has been invited to speak at over 200 talks at various national and international conferences. She has appeared in over 200 publications in refereed journals and book chapters. She is active in a number of international and national advisory committees in nuclear science. Among the many honors recognizing her achievements, she is an Elected Fellow of Science Academy of Republic of Armenia, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Physical Society.

This event is open to the public and will be followed by a reception. For more information please contact NAASR at hq@naasr.org or the MITAS at mitas_officers@mit.edu.



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