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.

39 articles found

New source of gravitational waves discovered Gravitational wave experts from the University have observed the merger of a neutron star and black hole

28 June 2021 6 min read

For the first time, scientists have picked up the ripples in space-time caused by the death spiral of two celestial juggernauts – a neutron star and a black hole.

Gravitational waves around planet

Dark Energy Survey releases most precise look at the universe's evolution The results announced today draw on data from 226 million galaxies observed over 345 nights.

27 May 2021 9 min read

New results from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) – drawing on data from 226 million galaxies – have allowed scientists to create the largest and most precise maps of the universe’s composition and growth to date.

Observatory in Chile

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.

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