is a tenured professor of physics and astronomy at Pratt Institute. After her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, a postdoc at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. a Humboldt Fellowship in Frankfurt, she spent three years with the RIKEN theory group at Brookhaven National Lab. Ágnes is an accomplished theoretical physicist working on a broad range of topics within the theory of strong nuclear interactions, the force holding the atomic nucleus together. She is a recognized expert with groundbreaking contributions to probing matter when its temperature is cranked up to several trillion degrees, looking into the heart of the primordial conditions that existed a millionth of a second after the Big Bang. She is a passionate advocate for the sciences giving public lectures, lobbying Congress on behalf of Nuclear Sciences, developing creative and original ways in which non-science students work with scientists to unfold a richer vision of nature. These include the animated video "Sound of the Little Bang”, an Op-Doc “Smashing Matters”, and “Glamorous Gluons”, an art exhibit currently on display at Brookhaven Lab. Ágnes is also an aspiring documentary filmmaker, an avid road cyclist, a gourmet vegan cook, a freak for fashion, and she is known to be adventurous, fun loving, with an unceasing energy.