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Physicist, Filmmaker, Professor
Dr. Ágnes Mócsy is a Hungarian-American - born in Transylvania - theoretical physicist and documentary filmmaker. Currently at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, directing, producing, and writing her feature doc film, Rare Connections. Her recent research and creative work is at the intersection of science and the arts, and that of inclusivity and climate landscape in science, and beyond.
She is awardee as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Fellow of the American Physical Society, and Yale University Fellow.
As professor she developed courses with non-traditional ways of approaching physics: "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.
As researcher she made significant contributions in high energy nuclear physics, in the theory of strong nuclear interactions, investigating how matter formed microseconds after the Big Bang.
She started making documentaries in 2012 www.smashingmatters.com
As science communicator she had produced and performed shows, including physics inspired fashion shows and art shows.
She delivered more than 130 invited talks throughout the world, has authored 35 research papers (2016-2013) and numerous science communication articles, including for the Huffington Post and Művelődés. She had been featured as Incredible Women in ELLE Magazine.
Prof. Mócsy held positions at The Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, at Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, and visiting appointments at the École Polytechnique and CEA Saclay, Paris, France and the Wright Laboratory at Yale University.