Physicist, Professor, Science Communicator, Filmmaker, Inclusion Activist
Dr. Ágnes Mócsy is a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist, professor of physics and astronomy at the Pratt instititute, Brooklyn, NY. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society since 2016 and a Yale Presidential Visiting Fellow 2018/19.
Ágnes made significant research contributions in high energy nuclear physics, in particular 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 and racial landscape and inclusivity in science and beyond. Ágnes 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 developed courses with non-traditional ways of learning phsyics, like Starstruck: Meet Our Universe at Pratt Institute and Physics Meets the Arts at Yale University. She co-taught Being Human in STEM, examining how factors such as gender, race, religion, sexuality and economic circumstances shape the STEM experience at Yale and nationwide.
Previously, Ágnes held positions at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, and at the RIKEN-BNL Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, and visiting appointments at École Polytechnique and CEA Saclay in Paris, France and Yale University.
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