Disordered Cosmos – Apr 6

What does freedom look like to you? To theoretical physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, freedom is (in part) thinking about "problems like dark matter and dark energy without worrying about cops killing Black people," and freedom is "everyone having a chance to look at the dark night sky, wonder about it, and know it." In her new book, The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Prescod-Weinstein shares a deep love of physics — including the physics of melanin in skin, the nature of cosmic dark matter, and what may lie beyond the nearly-all-encompassing Standard Model of Particle Physics. Publisher's Weekly calls The Disordered Cosmos "a resonant paean to the beauties of the cosmos and a persuasive appeal for solutions to injustices in science."

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Core Faculty in Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire. Live-stream this Commonwealth Club interview — at no cost — with discount code WONDERFEST21.


Chandra Prescod-Weinstein

WHAT: Disordered Cosmos
WHO: Chandra Prescod-Weinstein, Asst. Prof. of Physics, University of New Hampshire
WHEN: 2021-04-06 — 6pm PDT, Tue, April 6 (1 hour)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2021-04-06 18:00 2021-04-06 19:00 Wonderfest, Disordered Cosmos Speaker: Chandra Prescod-Weinstein, Asst. Prof. of Physics, University of New Hampshire
Description:

What does freedom look like to you? To theoretical physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, freedom is (in part) thinking about "problems like dark matter and dark energy without worrying about cops killing Black people," and freedom is "everyone having a chance to look at the dark night sky, wonder about it, and know it." In her new book, The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Prescod-Weinstein shares a deep love of physics — including the physics of melanin in skin, the nature of cosmic dark matter, and what may lie beyond the nearly-all-encompassing Standard Model of Particle Physics. Publisher's Weekly calls The Disordered Cosmos "a resonant paean to the beauties of the cosmos and a persuasive appeal for solutions to injustices in science."

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Core Faculty in Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire. Live-stream this Commonwealth Club interview — at no cost — with discount code WONDERFEST21.

Location: ONLINE, Live-streamed via the Commonwealth Club
HOW:

At the "Tickets" link below, enter data for GENERAL ADMISSION, then use discount code WONDERFEST21 to secure a completely FREE ticket. Review your order, and click "Submit." You will receive a Commonwealth Club email with instructions and a live-stream link.