Dr. Ágnes Mócsy is a theoretical nuclear physicist, who performs research into the fundamental nature of matter. In particular she investigates what happens to quarks, the basic constituents of matter and their interactions in the hot and dense conditions present a few microseconds after the Big Bang. This form of matter, the quark-gluon plasma, is re-created in relativistic collisions of nuclei at the particle accelerator RHIC (Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider) at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. Dr. Mócsy collaborates with Pratt students on visualizing this physics.

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On the evening of March 11, 2014, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, theoretical physicist Dr. Ágnes Mócsy participated in the first of Brookhaven National Laboratory’s new quarterly science and conversation series, PubSci, at the Hoptron Brewtique in Patchogue, NY. Dr. Mócsy was joined by her nuclear physics colleagues Dr. Paul Sorensen and Dr. Berndt Müller as well as the two science writers Justin Eure and Chelsea Whyte who moderated the event. Dr. Mócsy and her colleagues shared their thoughts on the beginnings of the universe, the research at Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) that recreates the primordial soup from a millionth of a second after the Big Bang, the future of scientific exploration on Long Island, and their perspectives on the grand questions they ask in their work. Dr. Mócsy also displayed science-inspired artwork from current and former Pratt students, including several pieces by Pratt senior Sarah Szabo who was also in attendance.

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