From the Archives: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and The Disordered Cosmos
Season 1, Ep. 15
From the archives comes this absolute BANGER of an episode from Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, cosmologist and campaigner. Ahead of our new season in November we're bringing you some of our full-length back episodes that are usually reserved for our patrons. Like what you hear? Back us on Patreon to help keep us on the air! And our new backers, All Good Bookshop will ship you a copy of The Disordered Cosmos - and any other book! - if you DM them your order. Tell 'em we sent you! Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a theoretical cosmologist and a campaigner for inclusion in physics. She is an assistant professor at the University of New Hampshire and is working on the NASA Strobe-x mission. Dr Prescod Weinstein recently received the 2021 Edward A. Bouchet Award from the American Physical Society, in recognition "For contributions to theoretical cosmology and particle physics. The Disordered Cosmos, A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred is available now.You can find Chanda at http://www.cprescodweinstein.com and on TwitterPeople, Articles, and Organisations Mentioned:NASA STROBE-X MissionEdward A. Bouchet AwardDr Prescod-Weinstein’s column in New ScientistPillars of Creation, Eagle NebulaWindrush deportation scandalJoey NeilsenBenjamin BannekerOnesimusArticle on the Mauna Kea observatories expansion in NatureHaleakalā observatory‘The James Webb Space Telescope Needs to Be Renamed’, article by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Sarah Tuttle, Lucianne Walkowicz, and Brian Nord‘What I wanted when I called for a Strike for Black Lives’, article by Dr Chanda Prescod-WeinsteinArticle by Selma James on founding the Wages for Housework CampaignMargaret Prescod and Wilmette Brown, ‘Birth Announcement’ flyer for Black Women for Wages for HouseworkS. Zainab Williams, Managing Editor at Book RiotBooks Mentioned:Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird SingsEmma Byrne, How To Build a Human: The Art of Parenting Like a ScientistStephen Hawking, A Brief History of TimeKurt Kohlstedt & Roman Mars, The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday DesignBrian Keating, Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest HonorSteven Weinberg, The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the UniverseEpisode transcript availablehere(Google doc)Find Us Online- Twitter:https://www.twitter.com/thenonficpod- Bookshop.org:https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/nonficpod(purchases here support usandindependent booksellers in the UK)- Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/thenonficpod- Ko-Fi:https://ko-fi.com/nonficpodCredits- Guest: Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein- Episode Producer: Emma Byrne- Series Exec Producers:Emma ByrneandGeorgie Codd- Series Senior Producer:Beatrice Bazell- Composer and consulting engineer:Mike WyerAbout UsBrought to you by author and publishing rockstar Georgie Codd and author and broadcaster Emma Byrne, NonFicPod is your home for the latest nonfiction must reads. Our premium podcast, Sh*t I Wish I'd Known teaches you the lessons that we (and our guests) have learned about writing - and about life.