The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Author

A journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos and a call for a more just practice of science from star theoretical physicist and one of the leading physicists of her generation, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein. Her vision of the cosmos is vibrant, buoyantly non-traditional, and grounded in Black feminist traditions. Here, Dr. 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-all with a new spin informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek. Prescod-Weinstein urges us to recognize how science, like most fields, is rife with racism, sexism, and other dehumanizing systems. She lays out a bold new approach to science and society that begins with the belief that we all have a fundamental right to know and love the night sky.