Dr. Ani Aprahamian, director of the Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory in Yerevan, Armenia, and Freimann Professor Experimental Nuclear Physics at the University of Notre Dame, will give a talk titled “Science, Technology, and Education in Armenia” at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Tuesday, November 6, 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.
Aprahamian was appointed director of the Alikhanyan Laboratory (Yerevan Physics Institute) in April 2018. She is the first woman and the first diasporan Armenian to hold this 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, Worcester. She has given more than 200 talks at various conferences and has been published more than 200 times in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, etc. She is active in numerous 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.