The Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Cambridge, or KICC, was founded in 2008 and comprises astronomers and cosmologists from across the University of Cambridge. More specifically, the Institute hosts researchers from the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics Group of the Cavendish Laboratory (Department of Physics) and from the Stephen Hawking Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics).
The scientific programme of KICC is organized around the following themes:
- Cosmic Microwave Background and the Early Universe
- Large Scale Structures and Precision Cosmology
- Epoch of Cosmic Reionization
- Formation and Evolution of Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
- Evolution of the Intergalactic Medium
- Gravitational Waves