Chanda Prescod-Weinstein - The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams DeferredExport this event to calendar

Monday, November 1, 2021 — 2:00 PM EDT

IQC presents Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Kayleigh Platz

THe book cover of The Disordered Cosmos In The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter—all with a new spin informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek. Join us to hear Chanda Prescod-Weinstein discuss her debut book with Kayleigh Platz.

This virtual talk is free, however registration is required.

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred is available at W Store.

About Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Headshot of Chanda Prescod-WeinsteinDr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and core faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of New Hampshire. Originally from East L.A., Dr. Prescod-Weinstein is a graduate of Harvard College, University of California — Santa Cruz, and the University of Waterloo. One of under 100 Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics, she is a theoretical physicist with expertise in particle physics, cosmology, and astrophysics, with an emphasis on dark matter. In addition, Dr. Prescod-Weinstein is a theorist of Black feminist science, technology, and society studies, and a monthly columnist for New Scientist. Her research and advocacy for marginalized people in physics and astronomy have won multiple awards, and her first book, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred, is now available from Bold Type Books, and online from W Store.


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