Rare Connections: The Making of a Science Documentary at MSU
The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), the state-of-the-art U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility, became operational in 2022 at Michigan State University. Rare Connections is a feature-length independent documentary film centered around this world-class facility, the cutting-edge nuclear science conducted here, and its profound impact on society. Through deeply human, personal stories of scientists at different stages of their career, who hail from the Lansing area, Michigan, as well as from vastly different corners of the country and the globe, the film unveils the unique paths that led them to FRIB. Through the transformative power of storytelling, this documentary fosters the remarkable and relatable connections between a highly diverse group of scientists, staff, technology, the arts, and the wider community.
Be prepared to get wowed, inspired, informed, and even emotional as the filmmaker nuclear physicists Dr. Ágnes Mócsy, visiting professor at MSU, will present the making of Rare Connections. She will discuss the creative process behind the film, the impact of viewing science through the lens of the arts, and how this interdisciplinary approach can engage and inspire varied audiences to connect with scientific endeavors in profound and meaningful ways, even inspiring some towards STEM careers.
- Ágnes Mócsy, Visiting Professor, FRIB, MSU
Suggested for ages: All Ages
- Physics, Astronomy, and Chemistry
- Arts, Culture, and Design
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Time and Location
4/13/2024 2:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: STEM Teaching and Learning Facility Room 1201