A Conversation with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Physicist and Author

Moderated by Christen Smith, Associate Professor - Center for Women's and Gender Studies and Joshua Roebke, Assistant Professor of Practice - College of Natural Sciences


In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics from the Standard Model of Particle Physics to Cosmology, from the melanin tha colors human skin to the latest theories of dark matter - informed by history, politics, feminism, and the wisdom of Star Trek. One of the leading physicist of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is also one of the fewer than one hundred Black American women to earn a PHD from a department of physics. Her vision of the cosmos is vibrant, buoyantly non-traditional, and grounded in Black Feminist traditions. Prescod-Weinstein urges us to recognize how science, like most fields, is rife with racism, sexism, and other dehumanizing systems. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society that begins with the belief that we all have a fundamental right to know and lobe the night sky.


Join Dr. Prescod-Weinstein for an enlightening discussion about her book, her science and her vision for a world that allows everyone to experience and understand the wonders of the universe.

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Friday, April 16, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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College of Natural Sciences

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Students, Faculty, General Public

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Karen S Miller left a positive review 4/15/2021

It made me want to study physics and read her book!