Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN)


Center leader:

Sune Toft



Application round:

9th Round

Host institution(s)

University of Copenhagen and Technical University of Denmark



The cosmic dawn occurred when our infant Universe transitioned from a dark, opaque soup to a transparent Universe sprinkled with bright clusters of stars. The diverse DAWN team of scientists and engineers are exploring this critical transition that ended the Cosmic Dark Ages and revealed the first galaxies, stars and black holes.

Annual Highlights

Highlights 2019

Highlights 2018

Latest news

DAWN: The core of the biggest galaxies was formed 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang

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Astronomers discover a giant star-forming galaxy from the childhood of the universe

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Major space news from DAWN: The final piece in the puzzle of the origin of the elements

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