May 13, 2021

LIVE ONLINE: Wednesday, May 19 @ 8PM, Secret Science Club presents theoretical physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and “The Disordered Cosmos,” FREE!

Reach for the Stars! Secret Science Club presents theoretical physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein and The Disordered Cosmos

Join us live via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19 @ 8PM (Eastern Time USA) "Doors" open at 7:30PM 

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At the next Secret Science Club, physicist and author Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares 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 informed by history, politics, and the wisdom of Star Trek.

Jumping off from her new book, The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Prescod-Weinstein asks:

--What do we know about the Early Universe?
--Why is “dark matter” such a misnomer?
--What is the hypothesized axion particle?
--Why should access to the beauty of the dark night sky be a human right?
--How is science shaped by cultural forces, and how can we practice science more ethically and humanely?

Before & After
--Mix up our cosmic cocktail of the night, The Starry Night… (recipe below!)
--Groove to interstellar tunes
--Bring your questions for the live Q&A
--Snag a copy of Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s new book, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, & Dreams Deferred here or wherever you buy books!

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a physicist, cosmologist, and feminist theorist at the University of New Hampshire. A monthly columnist for New Scientist magazine, she researches what we know & don’t know about the Universe. She was recently named one of the ten people who most shaped science in 2020 as part of the Nature10. A cofounder of Particles for Justice, she received the 2017 LGBT+ Physicists Acknowledgement of Excellence Award for her contributions to improving conditions for marginalized people in physics and the 2021 American Physical Society Edward A. Bouchet Award for her contributions to particle cosmology. The Disordered Cosmos is her first book.

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Cocktail Recipe for “The Starry Night” (created by Joe Cacciola/Mixologist)
Ingredients: 1 oz Applejack, 1 oz Apricot Brandy, 3 oz Pineapple Juice, ½ oz Honey Syrup**, Juice of ½ Lemon, 3 dashes of Orange Bitters, and Mint Sprig (for garnish)
- Pour all ingredients into a rocks glass filled with ice, and stir well
- Garnish with mint
**Honey Syrup Recipe
- Mix 1 part honey and 1 part water in a small pan. Heat until honey dissolves, stir well, then let cool. (It keeps in the refrigerator for two weeks.)

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.