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. My story and ideas have been featured in several venues, including Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Nylon, L'Oreal/UNESCO, and the African-American Intellectual History Society.
On March 15, 2017 I 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."
I love particle physics, cosmology, and statistical mechanics and my research spans cosmological scales from cosmic acceleration to dark matter. I also have a strong interest in feminist philosophies of science and Science, Technology, and Society Studies. 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. A bibliography of my writing for the public is available.