Science and Forged Money

Dr. Khachatur Manukyan

Tuesday November 16th 2021 - 7:00 pm ET

105 Jordan Hall of Science

For millennia, money has been used as the primary medium for exchange in the West – and it has been counterfeited for just as long. Scientists at the University of Notre Dame are using particle accelerators, spectroscopic methods, and electron microscopes to study the counterfeiting methods used in historical coins and paper money. Join us as Prof. Manukyan shares some of the previously unknown counterfeiting methods that have recently been discovered.

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