Physicist, Professor, Science Communicator, Filmmaker, Inclusion Activist
Dr. Ágnes Mócsy is a Hungarian-American, born in Transylvania theoretical physicist, professor of physics and astronomy at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Fellow of the American Physical Society and Visiting Professor at Yale University as Yale Presidential Visiting Fellow 2018/19.
Dr. Mócsy made significant research contributions in high energy nuclear physics, in the theory and phenomenology of strong interactions, investigating how matter formed microseconds after the Big Bang. Her current research explores the intersection and deep connection of science and the arts, and that of the gender, racial, and in general minority landscape and inclusivity in science, and beyond. Dr. Mócsy also made a documentary film ("Smashing Matters: Behind the Science Scene" premiered at the New Haven Documentary Film Festival), had written to the Huffington Post, designs novel ways for physics education, has been producing and performing physics inspired fashion and art shows, and collaborates with artists in various mediums.
She has delivered more than 130 invited talks throughout the world, has authored 35 research papers and numerous science communication articles.
She had developed courses focusing on non-traditional ways of learning phsyics, like "Starstruck: Meet Our Universe" and "Science, the Film Muse" at Pratt Institute and "Physics Meets the Arts" at Yale University. She co-taught "Being Human in STEM" at Yale, a course examining how factors of gender, race, religion, sexuality, and economic circumstances shape the STEM experience at Yale and nationwide.
Previously, Prof. Mócsy held positions at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, and visiting appointments at the École Polytechnique and CEA Saclay in Paris, France and at Wright Lab at Yale University.
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