Renée Hložek, a former Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Astrophysical Sciences from 2011-2015, has been awarded the Harvey B. Richer Gold Medal for Early Career Research in Astronomy. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. She is recognized for making significant advances in the field of astronomy within the first ten years of her career. Professor Hložek is a cosmologist who focuses on understanding what the Universe is made of, its structure and how it is changing with time.
The Richer Medal is conferred by the Canadian Astronomical Society-Société Canadienne D’Astronomie(CASCA) and is awarded every second year to early career scientists who have demonstrated significant and sustained research in the field of astronomy. It was established in 2016 and named in honor of Harvey B. Richer, benefactor of the award and former Director of the CASCA. An award ceremony is planned at the Society’s Annual General Meeting which will take place virtually. Professor Hložek is invited to address the Society and will be presented with the Richer gold medal and certificate.
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