Astrophysics - Exploring Dark Matter and Diversity in Science

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is the 63rd black woman in American history with a Ph.D. in physics.

She is a theoretical astro|physicist at the University of Washington. She is a gender nonconforming female and one of a very few Black/African diaspora theoretical physicists. She is known for her passionate activism against discrimination and for her favorite dark matter candidate, the axion. What she does matters because there are few things more human than curiosity about the way the universe works.

Join us for a mind-blowing episode as we explore black holes, axions, and saving marginalized minority physicists from bad scientific community traditions.

Follow Chanda on Twitter.
Learn more at and in this Huffington Post article.
Discover The Offing where she serves as Editor-in-Chief.