Dr Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, and core faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies, at the University of New Hampshire. She is also a columnist for New Scientist and Physics World.
Her research in theoretical physics focuses on cosmology, neutron stars, and dark matter. She also does research in Black feminist science, technology, and society studies.
Nature recognised her as one of 10 people who shaped science in 2020, and Essence magazine has recognised her as one of ‘15 Black Women Who Are Paving the Way in STEM and Breaking Barriers’.
A co-founder of Particles for Justice, she received the 2017 LGBT+ Physicists Acknowledgement of Excellence Award for her contributions to improving conditions for marginalised people in physics, and the 2021 American Physical Society Edward A. Bouchet Award for her contributions to particle cosmology.
Originally from East LA, Chanda divides her time between the New Hampshire Seacoast and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her first book, ‘The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred’, was published on 9 March 2021 by Bold Type Books.