Manukyan presents invited talk in honor of Benjamin Franklin's 318th birthday

Author: Janet Weikel

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Dr. Khachatur Manukyan, Associate Research Professor at the Nuclear Science Laboratory in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Notre Dame, recently delivered a talk at the American Philosophical Society (APS) in Philadelphia, marking the 318th birthday of Benjamin Franklin. His talk, titled "Bucking Counterfeiters: The Science Behind Franklin's Money Printing," delved into Franklin's anti-counterfeiting techniques of money printing in the 18th century. Manukyan's presentation highlighted Franklin's innovative use of new material for currency protection, offering a historical and scientific viewpoint on his contributions to financial security. The event drew a varied audience, which underscored the APS's commitment to promoting knowledge across sciences and humanities, a mission rooted in its founding by Franklin in 1743. 

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Prof. Yury Gogotsi, Drexel University (left), Dr. Manukyan (center-left), Michelle McDonald, Library Director of APS (center-right), and Robert M. Hauser, Executive Officer of APS (right)












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Dr. Manukyan (left) and Robert M. Hauser, Executive Officer of APS (right)


Originally published by Janet Weikel at on January 19, 2024.