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Ágnes Mócsy - Physics in concert with the arts

 Ágnes Mócsy

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“In this journey we will depart from the often-present science-art dichotomy, exploring the complicated, often-unexpected relationship that physics and the arts share. This complex relationship provides opportunities for fresh storytelling, in particular, physics narratives embedded in a wider culture and interdisciplinary explorations. I will also argue that science acting in concert with the arts can deliver benefits beyond science communication, addressing questions of social justice, influencing a more equitable world.”  


Ágnes Mócsy 

Ágnes Mócsy is professor of physics and astronomy at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and documentary filmmaker of Smashing Matters: Behind the Science Scene. Mócsy made significant contributions in high energy nuclear physics, particularly 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 Mócsy held positions at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in Upton, New York, in the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research-BNL Center. She held visiting appointments at École Polytechnique/Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission Saclay in Paris, France, and at Wright Laboratory in the physics department at Yale University. She has also written for the Huffington Post, collaborates with artists in various mediums, designs novel ways for physics education, produced and performed science-inspired fashion and art shows, and is a public science communicator.