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.

25 articles found

Astronomers find mystery object in mass gap University gravitational wave group play key role in international research

23 June 2020 10 min read

For decades astronomers have been puzzled by a gap that lies between neutron stars and black holes, but a major new discovery has found a mystery object in this so-called ‘mass gap’.

LIGO image-800x400

Explore the wonders of the Universe at Stargazing Stargazing is an evening of astronomy, space activities, cosmology chat and talks.

28 January 2020 2 min read

Hundreds of stargazers will visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to learn about the wonders of the Universe and take a tour around the night sky.

Galaxy

University of Portsmouth astronomer wins prestigious award Dr Collett's research is giving exciting new insights into how matter warps spacetime

13 January 2020 2 min read

Dr Thomas Collett has been awarded the Royal Astronomical Society’s Winton Award for his promising career development in astronomy.

Image of a galaxy

Telescope instrument opens its 5000 eyes for the first time Portsmouth cosmologists will help to create the most detailed 3D map of the universe ever created

28 October 2019 3 min read

A new telescope instrument, designed and built by an international collaboration including cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth, has aimed its 5,000 fibre-optic ‘eyes’ at the night sky for the first time.

Thousands of fibre optic eyes on DESI instrument

Travel back in time and explore space with new virtual reality app

25 September 2019 4 min read

A new virtual reality app that allows users to travel back in time and see the universe before the sun was even born was launched this week.

Screenshot of the app inside the spaceship

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