The Disordered Cosmos : Short Wave Maddie talks with physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein about her new book, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred. In the episode, we talk quarks (one of the building blocks of the universe), intersectionality and access to the night sky as a fundamental right.

The Disordered Cosmos

The Disordered Cosmos

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Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a theoretical physicist at the University of New Hampshire, specializing in questions about the earliest parts of the universe. As a physicist, it's her job to ask deep questions about how we — and the rest of the universe — got to this moment.

Her new book, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred does exactly that. It's an examination of the science that underpins our universe and how the researchers seeking to understand the universe shaping us, in turn shape the science.

What she wants most is for every single person to have equal access to the same night sky that has mesmerized her all these years.

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Indi Khera. Neal Rauch and Alex Drewenskus were the audio engineers.

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