Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics


CEICO's Cosmology group focuses on fundamental problems posed by observations of our Universe.


Gravity is the oldest force known, yet the least understood. The CEICO Gravity group works on developing a more complete description of gravity at a fundamental level both on microscopic and on cosmological scales. 

String Theory

The String Theory group at CEICO focuses on foundations of string theory, applications of 2D conformal field theory, and holography for 3D higher spin gravity.

Instrumentation for Cosmology

The instrumentation group works on developing and testing instrumentation, especially CCDs for the camera of the Large-Scale Synoptic Telescope. We are also working together with Brookhaven National Laboratory to develop next-generation CMOS sensors for future cosmology surveys.