Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.
19 January 2021
3 min read
Scientists from across the world have catalogued almost 700 million astronomical objects in the most detailed survey ever taken of the dark sky.
13 January 2021
8 min read
A week of free, online astronomy events and activities
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.
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.
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.
03 September 2020
6 min read
A researcher from the University of Portsmouth has been awarded a slice of €677 million funding to tackle one of the big cosmological mysteries.
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.
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.
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.
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’.