Wed, May 11|
HALTalk: On an Unpaved Road—From Physics to Filmmaking
Time & Location
May 11, 2022, 7:00 PM EDT
About the Event
HALTalk events made possible by the Bethlen Gábor Foundation.
This talk takes you on a journey through a non-traditional career: researching properties of matter in the early universe as a theoretical physicist, teaching and looking at physics through its intersectionality with the arts as a professor at Pratt and Yale, and showcasing the human element in science as a documentary filmmaker. Expect entertaining communication across mediums, disciplines, and cultures, infused with advocacy for a more inclusive science.
Dr. Ágnes Mócsy is a Transylvanian Hungarian - American theoretical physicist, professor, and documentary filmmaker. Currently, she is on leave from her position as Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and is a Visiting Professor at the Facility of Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, where she is Director and Producer of “Rare Connections”, her upcoming feature documentary film.
Ágnes is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, and a Visiting Professor, Fellow at Yale University. Ágnes made significant contributions in high energy nuclear physics, in particular investigating how matter formed microseconds after the Big Bang. After 34 publications accruing more than 3000 citations, she shifted her gaze towards researching and creative expressions is at the intersection of science and the arts and that of social justice. She is a filmmaker, and the producer/performer of varied science communication shows, and also known for her work as an advocate for diversity and inclusivity in the sciences and beyond. She had written for the HuffPost and Müvelōdés. Previously, Ágnes held positions at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, at Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, and held visiting appointments at École Polytechnique and CEA Saclay in Paris, France, and at Wright Lab/Physics Department at Yale University.