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Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Works at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Attended 32nd Street/USC Performing and Visual Arts Magnet
Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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2000 years before Laplace, the ancient Indian school of Ajivika believed in determinism and absence of free will.
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Our solar system is pretty big, so let us break it down for you. Here are 5 things to know this week: #NASABeyond
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And this seems relevant, given the ongoing discussion about Geoff Marcy and UC Berkeley:
A student-made documentary on how sexual violations have changed the lives of MIT students. All stories are real. 
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worthy of ridicule
Before you ask a genderqueer or gender non-conforming person when they’re going to “fully” transition, consider for a moment what you’re really saying. You’re telling them that their body, as it currently exists, is unacceptable, that their gender identity is somehow incomplete.
Like so many genderqueer people, my transition has not been from one gender identity to 'the other.'
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Anyone who's been through the peer review process will understand.
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anyone who has had a PHD dissertation committee will understand as well
Acknowledging the city’s growing homeless population, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14 to 0 Tuesday to declare a shelter crisis, paving the way for providing temporary housing to homeless men and women in public buildings.
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Maybe it's a good sign that things in the community seem to be changing a tiny bit since I wrote this:
Thanks to everyone who signed a petition, donated and spread the word.
The 16-year-old high school student who was arrested after causing a small explosion on school grounds will not be charged with a crime.
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It is through experimentation that brings with it all of the wonderful things in our world today. Maybe She will do another experiment and find a cure for cancer.!!!
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theoretical physicist. trouble maker.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Martin Luther King Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011 - present
  • National Society of Hispanic Physicists
    Advisory Committee, 2008 - present
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Visiting Scientist, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 2011 - present
  • National Society of Black Physicists and National Society of Hispanic Physicists Joint Annual Conference
    Co-Chair, Programming Committee, 2011 - 2011
  • NASA
    NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, 2010 - 2011
  • National Society of Black Physicists
    Chair, Cosmology, Gravitation and Relativity Group, 2007 - 2011
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Los Angeles, California - London, England - Washington, D.C. - Santa Cruz, California - Waterloo, Ontario - Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, theoretical physicist with astrophysical roots
I'm Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a theoretical physicist who specializes in early universe cosmology. I have a lot of different interests, particularly the history and literature of of North America.
Bragging rights
I know the calculus. Vera Rubin once introduced herself to me and then asked for my opinion on how the dark matter problem would be solved. Seriously.
  • 32nd Street/USC Performing and Visual Arts Magnet
    saxophone, modern dance, 1988 - 1995
  • Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies
    shakespeare, 1995 - 1999
  • Harvard College
    Artium Baccalaureus in Physics and Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1999 - 2003
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Master of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2003 - 2006
  • University of Waterloo
    Doctor of Philosophy, Physics, 2006 - 2010