Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
Core Faculty, Women's Studies

Professor Prescod-Weinstein's research focuses on theoretical work at the intersection of particle physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. She is interested in scalar dark matter candidates such as axions and axion-like particles, as well as neutron stars and inflationary cosmology. She is a member of the LSST Dark Matter Group and the STROBE-X Science Working Group, where she leads Team STROBE-Ax. Before coming to the University of New Hampshire, she held a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellowship at Goddard Space Flight Center, a Martin Luther King Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physics at MIT, and was a research associate at the University of Washington.

Selected Publications 

A. Guth, M.P. Hertzberg, and C. Prescod-Weinstein, Do Dark Matter Axions Form a Condensate with Long-Range Correlation?, Editors' Suggestion in Phys. Rev. D 92, 103513, arXiv:1412.5930 [astro-ph.CO] (2015)

A. Nelson and C. Prescod-Weinstein, Relaxion: A Landscape Without Anthropics, Phys. Rev. D 96, 113007, arXiv:1708.00010 [hep-ph] (2017)

M. DeCross, D. Kaiser, A. Prabhu, C. Prescod-Weinstein, and E. Sfakianakis, Preheating after Multifield Inflation with Nonminimal Couplings, I: Covariant Formalism and Attractor Behavior, Phys. Rev. D 97, 023526, arXiv:1510.085531 [astro-ph.CO] (2018)

eXTP subgroup led by A. Watts, Dense matter with eXTP, Science China: Physics, Mechanics, & Astronomy 62, 2, arXiv:1812.04021 [astro-ph.HE] (2019)

DeMerritt Hall 353
PhD, University of Waterloo (2011)
MS, University of California, Santa Cruz (2005)
AB, Harvard College (2003)