Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: The Disordered Cosmos

Theoretical physicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein wants to share the wonders of the universe with people who might think they are inaccessible. As a professor at the University of New Hampshire in theoretical physics and women’s studies, Prescod-Weinstein teaches and studies the outer reaches of scientific understanding and seeks to make complex concepts understandable. In her new book The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred, Prescod-Weinstein provides a unique chronicle of the physics of our cosmos through the lens of the Star Trek universe.

Join Prescod-Weinstein at INFORUM to learn about the universe from her perspective, formed by Black feminism and a view of our cosmos as, despite its intricacies, accessible to all.

NOTES

Our thanks to Marcus Bookstore in Oakland for fulfilling book orders.

 

Marcus Books

 

Part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

This program is produced in association with Wonderfest.

Speakers
Image - Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics and Core Faculty Member in Women’s Studies, University of New Hampshire; Author, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred
Image - Raja GuhaThakurta
Raja GuhaThakurta
Ph.D., Professor/Astronomer & Department Chair, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz