Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: The Disordered Cosmos - Lecture

Start Date: Thursday February 22nd, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Uptown Campus
Description: The Africana Studies Program introduces to campus an ongoing series, Black Studies Book Club. Each semester, BSBC brings a scholar whose recent publication has shifted the conversation in Africana Studies to campus to give a public lecture and discuss their recent work (free and open to everyone). Our sixth Black Studies Book Club Scholar is Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, who will be speaking about her book The Disordered Cosmos on Thursday, February, 22 at Tulane University. There will be a reception following the lecture. ABOUT THE DISORDERED COSMOS 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—along with a perspective 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 nontraditional, and grounded in Black and queer feminist lineages.  Dr. Prescod-Weinstein urges us to recognize how science, like most fields, is rife with racism, misogyny, and other forms of oppression. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society, beginning 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. More about The Disordered Cosmos at the Bold Type Books.
Sponsored By: Newcomb Institute
Open To: Public
Admission: Free
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