The Disordered Cosmos

The Disordered Cosmos

A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

Book - 2021 | First edition.
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"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 — all with a new spin 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 non-traditional, and grounded in Black feminist traditions. 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."--
Publisher: New York : Bold Type Books, 2021.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2021
ISBN: 9781541724709
Branch Call Number: 523.1 PRESC
Characteristics: viii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Mar 26, 2021

Some interesting thoughts on astrophysics interspersed with a lot of mostly negative social commentary. If you want to get a feel for what exactly is the study of "Black feminist science" at the University of New Hampshire, this is the book for you. However, for a much better book written about astrophysics and life by a woman physicist (with a lot less hate), I recommend "The Smallest Lights in the Universe" by Sara Seager.

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