Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein joined the Department in the 2019 Spring Semester. She received her A.B. in Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics from Harvard College in 2003. She received her M.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from UC Santa Cruz and was on her way to a Ph.D. in astronomy when she changed course, finishing her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Waterloo in Canada while conducting research on cosmology and quantum gravity at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. After completing her dissertation, she spent a year at NASA/GSFC as a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow. She then moved to MIT to take up an MLK Fellowship in Physics. Before coming to UNH, she was a research associate in physics at the University of Washington.
Professor Prescod-Weinstein works at the intersection of particle physics and cosmology, with a specific focus on dark matter in diverse astrophysical environments. Prof. Prescod-Weinstein has a secondary disciplinary expertise in feminist science, technology and society studies and is a member of the Core Faculty in the Women’s Studies program.