Media & Outreach

Zsuzsa Marka Helps Develop an Astrophysics Institute to Harness Cosmic Data
CU Data and Society News | 24 Oct 2019
"This astrophysics data revolution thus requires a strong and reliable coordinated cyberinfrastructure innovation like SCIMMA"
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The Early Years: The Multimessenger Effort in LIGO
LIGO Magazine | Sept 2018
"The first multimessenger astronomy discussion I remember took place during a dinner in Louisiana, and the topic was SN1987A. Soon after, Szabi Márka proposed LIGO multimessenger efforts to Barry Barish, who enthusiastically supported them. The LSC joined SNEWS, the SuperNova Early Warning System, and initiated multimessenger search related code development with vigor and enthusiasm."
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Gravitational Waves Hit the Late Night Show
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert | 25 Feb 2016
I created the LIGO Interferometer demonstration used in Stephen Colbert's show featuring graviational waves. The video currently had almost 4 million views, making this one fo the most viewed interferometer demonstrations in the world!
Women Power on Display in Celebration of International Women’s Day
The Indian Panorama | 3 Mar 2017
"The Society of Foreign Consuls (SOFC), New York, hosted an event to celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 02, 2017 ... The program witnessed participation by all the Lady Consuls General in New York as well as prominent women from various countries who have made major contributions to their communities."
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TSC Science Expo
The School at Columbia University
I co-organized the Science and Engineering Expo at the School at Columbia University, a K-8 school with a diverse student body. The fair happens every two years and features a wide range of scientific topics to excite students about new discoveries.
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Columbia Astrophysicists on the Unprecedented Discovery of Gravitational Waves
Columbia News | 10 Feb 2016
"Humanity just woke up. We’ve always had our eyes on the stars. Now we can hear them too."
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El kell bánnunk végre a vírusokkal!
Képmás Magazin | 05 Feb 2020
"2017-ben egy olyan projektnek ítélték oda a fizikai Nobel-díjat, amelyben magyar tudósok is részt vettek, köztük Márka Zsuzsa és Márka Szabolcs. A Nyíregyházáról indult, ma New Yorkban élő, s a világhírű Columbia Egyetemen kutató házaspár négy gyermekét az USA-ban is magyarságtudatra neveli. Most a koronavírus elleni védekezést is értékes tudományos munkával segítik."
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Machine Learning to the Rescue: Eliminating the Damage Caused by the Tsetse Fly in Sub-Saharan Africa
CU Data Science Institute | 15 Feb 2019
"This Columbia team is therefore pioneering a machine-learning based imaging and sorting solution that aims to drastically reduce Africa’s tsetse population."
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A Nő: Szabadság
HVG | 2016
I was featured in HVG magazine's special edition on woman leaders. (Print only)
Third Gravitational Wave Detection, From Black-Hole Merger 3 Billion Light Years Away
New York Times | 1 June 2017
"Zsuzsanna Marka, an astronomer at Columbia University, was sitting in an office on the morning of Jan. 4 when she got an email alert. She started to smile..."
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World Science Festival LIGO Demonstration
World Science Festival
I pioneered LIGO exhibits and helped IceCube exhibits at the World Science Festival's street fair that reaches tens of thousands every year. Of course, hundreds enjoyed our lab tours at Columbia!
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Machine learning can control tsetse flies
The Economist | 23 Aug 2018
"This should simplify the production of sterile males for projects such as the one in Senegal. It might work on other species, too. If sex-sorting by machine learning could be applied to insects like mosquitoes, illnesses such as malaria and dengue might also come under tighter control."
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Infused Antarctic ice could boost neutrino detection
PhysicsWorld | 3 Jul 2017
"Filling sections of the boreholes with materials with desirable optical properties could boost IceCubes’s detection efficiency"
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How Astronomy Grew Its Ears
Magyar News Online | May 2020
"Zsuzsa and her astrophysicist husband, Dr. Szabolcs (Szabi) Márka, as main moving forces in discovering gravitational waves are earning international fame and professional recognition not only for themselves but their native country, Hungary."
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Using machine learning to eradicate the tsetse fly in sub-Saharan Africa
Medical Xpress | Feb 2019
"One Columbia team is therefore pioneering a machine learning-based imaging and sorting solution that aims to drastically reduce Africa's tsetse population."
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Íme, az Einsteint igazoló felfedezés magyar főhősei
HVG | 15 Feb 2016
"Eredetileg optikával foglalkoztam, mostanra viszont megszállott kitartással tervezek új eszközöket és kísérleteket, így a gravitációs hullámot mérő műszer elkészítésében is részt vettem."
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Bill Gates spends $1m on laser defence system - to repel mosquitoes
Daily Mail UK | 4 Nov 2011
"... created a laser barrier, or light wall, which mosquitoes won’t cross."
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TEDx Talk: LIGO Science & the Future Astrophysicist
TEDxYouth@BrowningSchool | 11 Feb 2017
Multimessenger discovery of gravitational waves created tremendous opportunities for astrophysics. Extraordinary instrumental breakthroughs in gravitational-wave detectors enabled the explosion of humanity’s cosmic and scientific horizons.
Columbia researchers to help LIGO Observatory discover gravitational waves
EurekAlert! | 11 Oct 2017
"Time is essential in figuring out the direction in which we hear two black holes colliding. Reliable timing is also essential in controlling the instrument. Nothing could work without it."
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Hungarian Scientific Society
New York Hungarian Scientific Society
I am one of the founding members fo the Hungarian Scientific Society, "a venue for Hungarian scholars, scientists and students to gather for the promotion of science and culture in the NYC area."
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