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Ágnes Mócsy Ph.D.

Physicist, Professor, Filmmaker 


Ágnes is a Professor of Phsyics and Astronomy at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and a researcher in theoretical physics, holding a visiting scientist appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, NY. She is a public speaker, promoter of science and evidence-based reasoning, explorer of the gender and racial landscape of science, and engager of science as muse for art and design. As filmaker, her first film Smashing Matters: Behind the Science Scene premiered at the New Haven Documnetary Film Festival. See more at

In 2016 she was elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society. 


As physicist, Ágnes studies the theory of strong nuclear interactions, the force holding the atomic nucleus together, making the existence of protons an neutrons possible. She investigates the matter formed at temperatures as high as several trillion degrees. This matter permeated the infant universe a microseciond after the big bang and is now re-created at Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, and CERN, Switzerland. 

She held positions at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, at the RIKEN-BNL Center at Brookhaven National Laboratory, as visiting Associate Professor at Yale Universiy, New Haven, CT, following her sabbatical stay at the École Polytechnique and CEA Saclay in Paris, France. 


Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Sciences

Pratt Institute

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Tel: (718) 636-3761

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Photo courtesy Hossein Malekzadeh 

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