Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (PhD, Physics 2011) will discuss her book The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred on Monday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. virtually at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo.
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. 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.
She was named one of Nature’s 10 people who helped shape science in 2020. Prescod-Weinstein is a passionate advocate for racial and gender diversity in STEM and will be sharing her stories about her efforts in this area.
“Science doesn’t exist outside of society,” said Prescod-Weinstein. “If it matters for society, it matters for science too.”
IQC is committed to fostering a welcoming environment and community for all people who engage in its mission to advance quantum information. It works to raise awareness, share resources, provide education and funding opportunities surrounding diversity initiatives, and promote an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture.
The event is free but registration is required.