Cosmologist Renée Hložek named a 2019 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar

Renée Hložek, Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, has been named a 2019-2021 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar. 

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is a professional skills development program. It supports early-career researchers who show promise to be future research leaders. CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global, charitable organization that brings together a diverse group of experts to tackle important questions facing science and humanity. Hložek was selected to collaborate and learn under the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars “Gravity and the Extreme Universe” program. 

“I’m delighted to be part of this program and this group of amazing scholars,” says Hložek. “I am so excited for the enriching partnerships, collaborations and challenges the Global Scholars program will bring to my research practice.”

In addition to the two-year term in a CIFAR research program, each CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar will receive $100,000 in support of their research, mentorship from a senior researcher, and a variety of skills training, 

Hložek studies a variety of problems in theoretical and observational cosmology. Her research focuses on understanding what the universe is made of, its structure and how it is changing with time. She uses data from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope and the upcoming Simons Observatory and Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in the Chilean desert. Hložek hails from South Africa and received her DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2011, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She was a Lyman Spitzer Jr. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Astrophysics at Princeton University and the Spitzer-Cotsen Fellow in the Princeton Society of Fellows.

Renée Hložek studies the universe from the earliest moments to the far future. Her work uses statistical methods and precise observations to answer cosmic questions.
Read more about Renée Hložek and her research on the CIFAR website.