Wednesday, 24 March, 2021 @ 5 PM

The Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University presents an online discussion between Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (University of New Hampshire) and Dr. Matthew Leifer (co-Director of the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman).   Dr. 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.  The author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred, 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 recognized her as one of 10 people who shaped science in 2020, and Essence magazine has recognized her as one of “15 Black Women Who Are Paving the Way in STEM and Breaking Barriers.” A cofounder of Particles for Justice, she received the 2017 LGBT+ Physicists Acknowledgement of Excellence Award for her contributions to improving conditions for marginalized people in physics and the 2021 American Physical Society Edward A. Bouchet Award for her contributions to particle cosmology. Originally from East L.A., she divides her time between the New Hampshire Seacoast and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The conversation will be broadcast live on YouTube at There will be a book giveaway and an opportunity for audience Q&A after the event.chanda