Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

34 articles found

University plays role in developing space sector The project will set a strategy for growing the space industry in the local area.

25 November 2020 4 min read

The University of Portsmouth is set to play a role in developing the multi-billion pound space sector in the local area, thanks to a national initiative.

Ocean clouds seen from space

Portsmouth academics named among Highly Cited on global list Members of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation recognised as influential global researchers

23 November 2020 3 min read

Three researchers at the University of Portsmouth have been named in the annual Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List, which recognises influential researchers around the world.

Galaxy

Project to help vision impaired people engage with astronomy wins award The Tactile Universe makes astronomy research accessible to the blind and vision impaired community.

16 November 2020 3 min read

A University of Portsmouth project to help blind and vision impaired people ‘see’ the Universe has been chosen as one of the breakthrough of the year projects in an international competition.

Children feeling the shapes of astronomical objects

Bumper crop of black holes in new gravitational wave paper International team of scientists announce further gravitational wave events

28 October 2020 5 min read

Only a few years ago, scientists the world over celebrated as the first-ever gravitational waves were detected – confirming a long-held scientific theory and opening up an entirely new field of research.

A LIGO team member entering one of the LIGO Livingston detector chambers.

Ripples from deep in the cosmos reveal most massive black hole detected yet Experts from the University of Portsmouth have contributed to major international research on black holes.

02 September 2020 9 min read

The most massive gravitational-wave source yet has been detected – a binary black hole merger, which produced a blast equal to the energy of eight Suns, sending shockwaves through the universe.

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Astrophysicists fill in 11 billion years of Universe expansion history The results were contributed to by experts from the University’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation.

20 July 2020 12 min read

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) released today a comprehensive analysis of the largest three-dimensional map of the Universe ever created, filling in the most significant gaps in our possible exploration of its history.

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Professor appointed as new Director of University's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation The Institute will have a new director from 1 August

17 July 2020 4 min read

Professor Adam Amara has been appointed as the new Director of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) at the University of Portsmouth.

Earth from space

New test of dark energy and expansion from cosmic structures

03 June 2020 3 min read

New test of dark energy and expansion from cosmic structures | News | University of Portsmouth

The values of the energy density of matter (Ω_m) and dark energy (Ω_Λ) in the Universe measured from different cosmological data. Image credit: Seshadri Nadathur.

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