The Disordered Cosmos: Sex, Race and Physics

Stafford Ellison Wright Scholar-in-Residence Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a professor and astro-physicist who works in the area of race, gender and STEM.


Feb6
7:15 pm
2019-02-06 19:15:00 2019-02-06 19:15:00 The Disordered Cosmos: Sex, Race and Physics

Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein joins Occidental College as the 2019 Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence. This residency honors Occidental’s first Black graduates and is made possible by the generous donations of our alumni. Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Core Faculty Member in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire, Professor Prescod-Weinstein's research focuses on particle (astro)physics and cosmology and she also examines the intersection of science and social justice.

Her forthcoming book, The Disordered Cosmos: Sex, Race and Physics explores these topics and provides the title of her keynote lecture on February 6th. An activist for equality in science, she has been recognized by Essence Magazine as one of the “15 Black Women Who Are Paving the Way in STEM and Breaking Barriers, ” and she received the 2017 LGBT+ Physicists Acknowledgement of Excellence Award for “Years of Dedicated Effort in Changing Physics Culture to be More Inclusive and Understanding Toward All Marginalized Peoples.” In addition to giving a public lecture, during her three-day residency Professor Prescod-Weinstein will be visiting classes and meeting with students and faculty.

Learn more at www.cprescodweinstein.com

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Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein joins Occidental College as the 2019 Stafford Ellison Wright Black Alumni Scholar-in-Residence. This residency honors Occidental’s first Black graduates and is made possible by the generous donations of our alumni. Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Core Faculty Member in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire, Professor Prescod-Weinstein's research focuses on particle (astro)physics and cosmology and she also examines the intersection of science and social justice.

Her forthcoming book, The Disordered Cosmos: Sex, Race and Physics explores these topics and provides the title of her keynote lecture on February 6th. An activist for equality in science, she has been recognized by Essence Magazine as one of the “15 Black Women Who Are Paving the Way in STEM and Breaking Barriers, ” and she received the 2017 LGBT+ Physicists Acknowledgement of Excellence Award for “Years of Dedicated Effort in Changing Physics Culture to be More Inclusive and Understanding Toward All Marginalized Peoples.” In addition to giving a public lecture, during her three-day residency Professor Prescod-Weinstein will be visiting classes and meeting with students and faculty.

Learn more at www.cprescodweinstein.com

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