Dr. Renée Hložek

2019 Program Artist

Dr. Renée Hložek (born in Pretoria, South Africa; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) studies a variety of problems in theoretical and observational cosmology through observations. Using data from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, her research focuses on constraining cosmological models, as well as determining the structure and amount of dark energy in the Universe. Hložek studied at the University of Pretoria and the University of Cape Town. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2011, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Hložek 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. She is also a Senior TED Fellow.


Decolonizing Astrophysics

An intimate conversation under the stars brings together artist, poet, and educator Elder Duke Redbird and renowned astrophysicist Dr Renée Hložek to discuss the human relationship to the cosmos from multiple perspectives. In the context of Redbird’s Indigenous interpretive learning centre and evolving art installation Wigwam Chi-Chemung at Ontario Place (Marina), and Caecilia’s Tripp’s project […]


Art Gallery of York University (AGYU)
Myseum of Toronto
Ontario Place Corporation
SummerWorks Festival