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4.10.2008 Finding a Fake Van Gogh

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Can a computer tell the difference between an original van Gogh painting and a fake? NOVA scienceNOW producer Dean Irwin describes how 21st-century technology can help museum curators catch even the most skilled forgers. Listen in.

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Dean Irwin is a producer for NOVA scienceNOW whose work has included Maya archeology, space technology, fossilized soft tissue in Tyrannosaurus rex, and the genetic causes of obesity. He spent 25 years at ABC News as both an editor and producer.

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