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 2018

Latest news

Discovery of the most remote galaxy cluster in the making moves the limit of our understanding of the cosmic dawn

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New study in Nature Letters confirms theory about gamma ray bursts

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DAWN-affiliated post-doc Peter Laursen wins award for best research communication at Forskerzonen in 2018

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