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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!


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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


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