Special Spring Speaker: Ágnes Mócsy

This spring, we are excited to host Dr. Ágnes Mócsy! Dr. Mócsy is a researcher, filmmaker, and inclusion activist, who has developed and taught courses on non-traditional ways of approaching physics at Yale University and Pratt Institute. Join us for her talk on “Physics Narratives and Social Justice” on April 15th at 1 pm, followed by discussion until 2:30. Everyone is welcome to attend!

More information on Dr. Mócsy and her work can be found on her website: MattersOfMoxy

Date: Thursday, April 15th
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 953 7419 3881
Password: 537974
Zoom Link: https://osu.zoom.us/j/95374193881?pwd=Nm5qdUJucjNIUDFzTUpOZFBvSm9Bdz09


Title: Physics Narratives and Social Justice

Abstract: A modern understanding of the challenges to a diverse and inclusive physics community includes unconscious bias, stereotype-threat, and the narrative of the lone-genius paradigm. I’ll argue that departing from the often present science-art dichotomy, and exploring the complex relationship that physics, the humanities, and the arts share, provides opportunities for fresh storytelling, richer narratives of science, unconventional educational approaches, and addressing questions of social justice, as influencer for a more equitable field.

Bio: Theoretical physicist Dr. Ágnes Mócsy is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, Yale Presidential Fellow, and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.
Dr. Mócsy made significant 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 is at the intersection of science and the arts and that of social justice. Dr. Mócsy is also a documentary filmmaker, and producer/performer of varied science communication shows.
Previously, she 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.