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The Cosmic Dawn Center (DAWN) is a new international basic research center supported by the Danish National Research Foundation. 

DAWN is located in Copenhagen at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, and at the Space division of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU-Space).The center is dedicated to uncovering how and when the first galaxies, stars and black holed formed, through observations with the prime telescopes of the next decade (ALMA, JWST, Euclid, E-ELT, HST) as well as through theory and simulations.

DAWN Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The center will run the DAWN fellowship program, with yearly calls in the autumn. Fellows are expected to carry out independent research programs in areas related to the activities at the center, in collaboration with DAWN scientists both in Copenhagen and at international associate institutes.

DAWN PhD program

The center will run an international PhD program, with yearly calls every autumn. DAWN students will typically be co-supervised by DAWN scientists in Copenhagen and at international associate institutes, with the possibility of spending considerable time abroad.

Job openings

DAWN is seeking a postdoc to work on spectroscopy of high redshift galaxies with the James Webb Space Telescope/NIRSpec GTO team. Read more about the position >>