Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Published April 25, 2018
Updated April 5, 2021

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an assistant professor of physics and a core faculty member in women’s studies at the University of New Hampshire. She is a particle physicist and cosmologist driven by a desire to understand the origin of spacetime and the particles that populate it. She is involved as a lead axion wrangler for the NASA STROBE-X Probe Concept Study and as a topical convenor for Dark Matter: Cosmic Probes in the Snowmass 2021 process.

Prescod-Weinstein is a public speaker on topics around accessible science and diversity in STEM and the author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred. She is also interested in feminist philosophies of STEM and society studies. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical physics at the University of Washington, Seattle.

She’s given commentary for The Washington Post, Gizmodo, FiveThirtyEight and Smithsonian.com. She spoke to Jefferson Public Radio about her experiences as a Black woman physicist.

Expertise: Astrophysics, early universe cosmology, particle physics, astronomy, dark matter, accessible science, diversity in science, equality in science

Location: Durham, N.H.

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