Scientist. Activist. Writer.

Hi! I'm Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, theoretical physics postdoctoral associate/axion wrangler at the University of Washington, Seattle. Here's my CV (email me for an up to date one) and some press about my dark matter research. I also travel nationally and internationally to speak about science and society.

I love particle physics and cosmology and think about questions ranging from cosmic acceleration to dark matter. I also have a strong interest in feminist philosophies of science. In August 2016, I am Principal Investigator on an FQXi Large Grant, Epistemological Schemata of Astro | Physics: A Reconstruction of Observers. In relation, I maintain a Decolonising Science Reading List

Science is a human enterprise that belongs to all of us, in all of our configurations.

Thus, I believe that part of doing science is promoting equal opportunities for people traditionally locked out of professionalized science.  I tweet @IBJIYONGI and blog at medium.com/@chanda about those issues. 

Other things I am up to: volunteering as Editor in Chief at the online literary magazine The Offing. I'm also a Comprehensively Certified Peak Classical Pilates Instructor. 

 

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I used to want the words ‘She tried’ on my tombstone. Now I want ‘She did it.’
— Katherine Dunham, dancer, choreographer and barrier breaker
 

image of M82 Starburst galaxy courtesy of Hubble