Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Interview with a Physicist: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

A few months ago we met an amazing young physicist at the annual conference for the National Society for Black Physicists (NSBP) and the National Society for Hispanic Physicists (NSHP). Not only is she a fantastic physicist but she also has a great name: Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

Chanda is a graduate student at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada where she researches quantum theories of gravity.
Her research forces her to ask the BIG question like:
What is space and time?
How did the Universe start?
Here is an interview with Chanda talking students about the other questions that you rarely hear from a physicist: http://pirsa.org/08070049/
Does a physicist have a life aside from research?
What does a physicist actually do during the day?
What is it like as a female physicist?

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