Leiden University • Professor of Observational Cosmology

Henk Hoekstra is a professor of observational cosmology at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His research aims to shed light on the nature of dark matter and dark energy—the main ingredients of the Universe for which we lack a good explanation. To this end, he uses the bending of light rays by matter, a technique he helped advance for Euclid, a space telescope that will revolutionise our view of the dark matter distribution over much of cosmic history. He is a member of the science coordination group of the Euclid Consortium. His research has been supported by a number of prestigious grants. Most recently, he was awarded an Advanced Grant by the European Research Council. Prof. Hoekstra also engages with the general public through lectures and collaborations with artists.


International Astronautical Congress 2024

14-18 October 2024

Milan, Italy