I am Renée.

I am an Assistant Professor of Astrophysics at the Dunlap Institute in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto in Canada.

I am a TED Senior Fellow and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton University. Before that I completed my DPhil in Astrophysics from Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship. Beyond my research I am passionate about outreach and the public understanding of science.

Summer evenings spent looking at the magical night sky remind us of the beauty of the universe. The vastness of space seems to go on forever and remain unchanging, perfect. But the universe is changing — and will someday cease to be as we know it. As a cosmologist my job is to imagine, dream and calculate the end of the universe — to understand the mathematical equations governing its death.


Develop CMS themes quickly and efficiently

Helium was crafted with love by the RocketTheme team to showcase the capabilities of the Gantry 5 framework. Helium is open source and available for free under a dual license system (MIT or GPL version 2 or later). You do not have to keep the Gantry or RocketTheme links and logos in the front end, however, you must ensure that all copyright notices in the code are retained.

Documentation for Gantry 5 is available on the official Gantry website. You can submit any issues or feature requests for Gantry through GitHub. A chat room has been set up using Gitter where you can go to talk about the project with developers, contributors, and other members of the community. This is the best place to go to get quick tips and discuss features with others.