Cosmic Dawn Group

understanding the formation of the first galaxies, quasars and supermassive black holes in the early universe.

Welcome to the webpage of the Cosmic Dawn Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology led by Anna-Christina Eilers! We are part of MIT's Physics Department and the Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. We study how the first galaxies, quasars, and supermassive black holes form in the very early universe and evolve across cosmic time by using a combination of multi-wavelength observations from telescopes around the world and in space, cosmological simulations, as well as new machine learning models.
If you are interested in joining the group, please reach out — we are always excited about welcoming new group members.


MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 37-626B
Cambridge, MA 02139

Email: eilers(at)
Phone: +1 (617) 253-7242