May 24: SPEAKER NIGHT: Renée Hložek, Assistant Professor of Astrophysics, U of T

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Topic:”Echoes of Our Beginnings”

By listening to the cold, dim hiss of the universe, we can learn about its fiery beginning. Prof. Renée Hlozek’s talk will focus on how cosmologists use microwave instruments to measure this birth-light. She’ll describe the exciting new Simons Observatory in the Atacama Desert of Chile, and how it will allow us to learn about the beautiful universe we live in. As we learn about what the universe contains, how it started and ultimately how it is going to end.

Renée Hložek is an Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at the Dunlap Institute and in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto. She is a TED Senior Fellow and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University. Before that she completed her DPhil in Astrophysics from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. Beyond her research she is passionate about outreach and the public understanding of science.

For more information: Earthshine Astronomy

The meeting will be held from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, in lecture hall SE2074 in the William Davis Building.

Park in parking deck P4 or P8, across from the Recreation and Wellness (Fitness) Centre south of the Davis Building. The parking rate is $2 per hour or $6 maximum. Consider paying the maximum, which will allow you to park all night. If not, you should return to your vehicle before your time expires to avoid being ticketed.

Enter the Davis Building through the Fitness centre, walk up the stairs until you reach the main corridor then turn right. If you need an elevator, follow the corridor to the right of the stairs, then go up to the main floor. Look for the Mississauga Centre sign in front of the lecture room.

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