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The Resource The disordered cosmos : a journey into dark matter, spacetime, and dreams deferred, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

The disordered cosmos : a journey into dark matter, spacetime, and dreams deferred, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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The disordered cosmos : a journey into dark matter, spacetime, and dreams deferred
Title
The disordered cosmos
Title remainder
a journey into dark matter, spacetime, and dreams deferred
Statement of responsibility
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is one of the leading physicists of her generation, at work on the origins of spacetime at the intersection of particle physics and astrophysics. She is also one of the fewer than one hundred Black women to earn a PhD in physics. In The Disordered Cosmos, Prescod-Weinstein shares with readers 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 and rhythm informed by pop culture, hip hop, politics, and Star Trek. Prescod-Weinstein's vision of the cosmos is vibrant, inclusive and buoyantly non-traditional. As she makes clear, what we know about the universe won't be complete until we learn to think beyond the limitations of white-dominated science. Science, like most fields, is set up for men to succeed, and is rife with racism, sexism, and shortsightedness as a result. But as Prescod-Weinstein makes brilliantly clear, we all have a right to know the night sky. By welcoming the insights of those who have been left out for too long, we expand our understanding of the universe and our place in it. The Disordered Cosmos is a vision for a world without prejudice that allows everyone to view the wonders of the universe through the same starry eyes"--
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10944920
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Prescod-Weinstein, Chanda
Dewey number
  • 523.01
  • 539.721
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QB461.5
  • QC793.2
LC item number
  • .P735 2021
  • .P735 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Particles (Nuclear physics)
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • African Americans
  • Feminist theory
  • Science
Target audience
adult
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a journey into dark matter, spacetime, and dreams deferred
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The disordered cosmos : a journey into dark matter, spacetime, and dreams deferred, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-297) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning: a bedtime story -- Phase 1: Just physics. I [heart] quarks ; Dark matter isn't dark ; Spacetime isn't straight ; The biggest picture there is -- Phase 2: Physics and the chosen few. The physics of melanin ; Black people are luminous matter ; Who is a scientist? -- Phase 3: The trouble with physicists. Let astro/physics be the dream it used to be ; The anti-patriarchy agender ; Wages for scientific housework ; Rape is part of this scientific story -- Phase 4: All our galactic relations. The point of science: lessons from the mauna ; Cosmological dreams under totalitarianism ; Black feminist physics at the end of the world ; Dear mama, this is what my freedom dream looks like
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 318 pages
Isbn
9781541724709
Lccn
2020040651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030445193
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1164503847
  • (OCoLC)1164503847
Label
The disordered cosmos : a journey into dark matter, spacetime, and dreams deferred, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning: a bedtime story -- Phase 1: Just physics. I [heart] quarks ; Dark matter isn't dark ; Spacetime isn't straight ; The biggest picture there is -- Phase 2: Physics and the chosen few. The physics of melanin ; Black people are luminous matter ; Who is a scientist? -- Phase 3: The trouble with physicists. Let astro/physics be the dream it used to be ; The anti-patriarchy agender ; Wages for scientific housework ; Rape is part of this scientific story -- Phase 4: All our galactic relations. The point of science: lessons from the mauna ; Cosmological dreams under totalitarianism ; Black feminist physics at the end of the world ; Dear mama, this is what my freedom dream looks like
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 318 pages
Isbn
9781541724709
Lccn
2020040651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030445193
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1164503847
  • (OCoLC)1164503847

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