Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and Camonghne Felix for THE DISORDERED COSMOS
Loyalty is super psyched to host Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Camonghne Felix for the release of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred. This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event with a donation of any amount of your choice. Donations will go to Black Lives Matter DC and Casa Maryland. You can order the book on our website which will automatically register you for the event and there will also be an option to snag the book during the event.
ABOUT THE BOOK
From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos -- and a call for a more just practice of science.
In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter -- all with a new spin informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek.
One of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is also one of fewer than one hundred Black American women to earn a PhD from a department of physics. Her vision of the cosmos is vibrant, buoyantly non-traditional, and grounded in Black feminist traditions.
Prescod-Weinstein urges us to recognize how science, like most fields, is rife with racism, sexism, and other dehumanizing systems. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society that begins with the belief that we all have a fundamental right to know and love the night sky. The Disordered Cosmos dreams into existence a world that allows everyone to experience and understand the wonders of the universe.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an assistant professor of physics and astronomyand core faculty in women’s and gender studies at the University of NewHampshire. She is also a columnist forNew ScientistandPhysics World. Herresearch in theoretical physics focuses on cosmology, neutron stars, and darkmatter, and she is active in Black feminist science, technology, and societystudies.Essencemagazine recognized her as one of “15 Black Women Who ArePaving the Way in STEM and Breaking Barriers.” She has been profiled in severalvenues, includingTechCrunch,Ms. Magazine,Huffington Post,Gizmodo,Nylon, and the African AmericanIntellectual History Society’sBlack Perspectives. A cofounder of the Particles for Justice movement, shehas received the 2017 LGBT+ Physicists Acknowledgement of Excellence Award for her contributions toimproving conditions for marginalized people in physics, as well as the 2021 American Physical SocietyEdward A. Bouchet Award for her contributions to particle cosmology.
ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER
Camonghne Felix, M.A. is a poet, a writer, speaker, and political strategist. She received an M.A. in Arts Politics from NYU, an MFA from Bard College, and has received Fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and Poets House. Camonghne was the Director of Surrogates & Strategic Communications at Elizabeth Warren for President. Her first full-length collection of poems, Build Yourself a Boat (Haymarket Books), was longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry. Her debut was also a 2017 University of Wisconsin Press Brittingham and Pollak Prize finalist and a 2017 Fordham University Poets Out Loud semi-finalist. The author of the chapbook Yolk, she was recently listed by Black Youth Project as a "Black Girl From the Future You Should Know." Her books Let the Poets Govern, and Dyscalculia are forthcoming from Penguin Random House.
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