Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Contributing Columnist

Nelson, wearing hiking gear, smiles at the camera at the top of a rocky outcrop.
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Ann Nelson Took On the Biggest Problems in Physics

August 22, 2019

The theoretical particle physicist Ann Nelson, who died on August 4 at age 61, was a font of brilliant ideas and a champion of ending discrimination in the field.

About the author

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and core faculty member in women’s and gender studies at the University of New Hampshire. Originally from east Los Angeles, she is an expert on both particle cosmology theory and feminist science, technology, and society studies.