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The Eleventh Annual NES/MAA Dinner Meeting in Memory of Kenneth J. Preskenis was held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Dr. David L. Abrahamson, Rhode Island College, gave the presentation, "Forgeries, Fraud, Forensics and Differential Equations".

Dr. Abrahamson is the 2004 winner of Rhode Island College's Maixner Distinguished Teaching Award and the 2005 NES/MAA Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching.

Abstract: In postwar Europe, a mad con man finds himself on trial perhaps for his life. Did he collaborate with the Nazis? How many millions did he scam from unsuspecting marks? The answers remain shrouded in mystery for decades. The case of the Van Meegeren art forgeries was finally solved by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University using the mathematics of radioactive decay.

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We thank Sodexho, the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Pearson Education, and Cengage Learning/Brooks-Cole for their support of the 2013 NES/MAA Dinner Meeting in Memory of Kenneth J. Preskenis.

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