Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Pratt Professor Ágnes Mócsy releases “Smashing Matters” short film

Posted 21 May 2013 / 0

A colleague of mine, Associate Professor Ágnes Mócsy, just released her first short film, smashing matters:

Featuring a really broad array of eminent physics researchers, this film uses the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider as a case study for how funding basic science research leads to social progress. Although I am not predisposed to believing that all basic research is equal (I tend to think we need to prioritize our basic research funding based on our social goals and aspirations), I really appreciated that this film endeavors to explain to the general public how very abstract basic research can translate to technological innovations of great social importance.

A Minor Post, Film, Television, & Video, Grants & Funding, Public Policy, Science in Art & Design

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