The Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics
University of Notre Dame
Isotopes for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy
Ani Aprahamian is an experimental nuclear physicist whose research is focused on the origins of the heavy elements in the universe. She is specifically engaged in determining how nuclear reactions and nuclear properties impact the cosmos. Beyond fundamental nuclear science research, professor Aprahamian is interested in a broad scope of nuclear applications including medicine, materials, and energy. She has been engaged with the Department of Energy committees in setting priorities for the production of radioactive and stable isotopes. She has enabled nuclear medicine in the Republic of Armenia by making possible the production of radioactive isotopes and she is actively engaged in the developing new uses of radio-isotopes.