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Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein - The Disordered Cosmos

Season 1

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 Twitter


People, Articles, and Organisations Mentioned:


Books Mentioned:

  • Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Emma Byrne, How To Build a Human: The Art of Parenting Like a Scientist
  • Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time
  • Kurt Kohlstedt & Roman Mars, The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
  • Brian Keating, Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor
  • Steven Weinberg, The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe


Episode transcript available here (Google doc)


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Credits

- Guest: Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

- Episode Producer: Emma Byrne

- Series Exec Producers: Emma Byrne and Georgie Codd

- Series Senior Producer: Beatrice Bazell 

- Composer and consulting engineer: Mike Wyer


About Us

Brought 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.


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