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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.

Got an enquiry? For more information on a story – or to arrange to speak to one of our academics – contact our Press and Media team at pressoffice@port.ac.uk or by calling +44 (0)23 9284 2728.

13 articles found

Holes in the Universe sharpen cosmic measurements

10 July 2019 2 min read

Voids in the Universe, containing very few galaxies, can help measure cosmic expansion with much greater precision, according to new research. Read more today.

Void shape distortion

University to help to drive economic growth in the region through the exploitation of space

29 May 2019 3 min read

Hosting South Coast Centre of Excellence (SCCoE) in Satellite Applications to help drive economic growth through exploitation of space. Read more today.

Earth from space

Cosmologists join new survey to help understand the mysterious force known as 'Dark Energy'

13 March 2019 5 min read

Cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth are playing a crucial role in a new survey that will try and understand the mysterious force known as ‘dark energy’, that is making the Universe expand faster and faster.

Space

Astronomers secure major funding for their work

31 January 2019 2 min read

The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation has been awarded over £2 million in funding to continue its world-leading astrophysics research.

A group shot of the astronomers who received major funding for their work

Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission

08 January 2019 4 min read

After six years scanning roughly a quarter of the southern skies and cataloguing millions of galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey will finish collecting data on 9 January 2019.

The Blanco telescope at Cerro Tololo

Scientists orchestrate a symphony of the stars

08 January 2019 5 min read

Astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have announced the opening of a new “stellar library” containing spectra of thousands of stars in the Milky Way.

The “Hertzsprung-Russell” diagram shows the temperature and brightness (luminosity) of stars of different types

Scientists develop new ways to solve the mysteries of Mars

11 December 2018 2 min read

Scientists hope to reveal how and why Mars has changed so dramatically from an ancient world of rivers and oceans to the dry and dusty planet we see today.

Portsmouth academics feature in the list of 2018's most discussed research

11 December 2018 3 min read

Two of the studies featured in the Altmetric Top 100 in December 2018 involve University of Portsmouth researchers.

Astronomers reveal evidence of dynamical dark energy

03 October 2017 3 min read

The discovery suggests that the nature of dark energy may not be the cosmological constant introduced by Albert Einstein 100 years ago. Read more today.

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