I am Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (she/her, listen to how “Chahnda Prescod-Winestine” is pronounced), an Assistant Professor of Physics and Core Faculty Member in Women’s Studies at the University of New Hampshire, and like anyone, I have an origin story and a mission. I am a monthly columnist at New Scientist and a contributing columnist at Physics World. Read about why I co-led the call for a June 10, 2020 Strike for Black Lives at the Particles for Justice website.
My work lives at the intersection of particle physics and astrophysics, and while I am primarily a theoretical researcher, I maintain strong ties to astronomy. I am a topical convenor for Dark Matter: Cosmic Probes in the Snowmass 2021 process, and I am lead axion wrangler for the NASA STROBE-X Probe Concept Study. Using ideas from both physics and astronomy, I respond to deep questions about how everything in the universe got to be the way it is. I also do research on feminist science studies, and I believe we all have the right to know the universe.