Café Culture North East presents "The Disordered Cosmos":
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Adam Ferner
Science has always played a crucial role in human activity, but now, as we contend with a global pandemic and the disastrous effects of climate catastrophe, science – hailed as a saviour, yet attacked for its commitment to evidence and observation – is part of the public discourse in a new and remarkable way. However, while we depend on science for much of our present, future, and ultimate survival, science is also rife with racism, sexism, and other dehumanizing systems.
In this conversation with philosopher Adam Ferner, leading theoretical physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein will lead us on an exploration into the world of particle physics and the cosmos – all while making an urgent call for a more just and inclusive practice of science that expands our understanding of the universe and our place in it.
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Core Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies at the University of New Hampshire. She is also a columnist for New Scientist and Physics World. Her research in theoretical physics focuses on cosmology, neutron stars, and particles beyond the standard model. She also conducts research in Black feminist science, technology, and society studies.
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Adam Ferner has worked in academic philosophy both in France and the UK, but much prefers working outside academia in youth centres and other alternative learning spaces. He has published widely in philosophical and popular journals and is currently writing his fifth book, Philosophical Empires, with Chris Meyns, forthcoming later this year. He is an associate editor of the Forum’s Essays, and a member of the Changelings, a North London fiction collaboration.
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