The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
Dr. Prescod-Weinstein works on questions relating to particle creation at the end of inflation, novel approaches to dark matter and technical issues relating to quantum fields in curved backgrounds. Her PhD dissertation focused on problems at the intersection of quantum gravity and cosmology. In addition, she believes strongly in the importance of equal opportunities and volunteers as a mentor for underrepresented minority women who are studying physical sciences. She has also been an active participant in the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists.