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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.

12 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

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

Portsmouth astronomers honoured by Royal Astronomical Society

14 January 2019 2 min read

Cosmologists from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation were honoured to receive an award during the Royal Astronomical Society 2019 Awards.

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300, located 61 million light years away

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

Researchers make vital contribution to new gravitational wave discoveries

03 December 2018 3 min read

Our researchers have contributed to the observations of four new gravitational waves which may allow us to understand how black holes are produced and explore the environments they form in.

Cosmologists provide new measurement of cosmic controversy

09 November 2018 2 min read

Three Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation cosmologists have deduced one of the most accurate measurements of the Hubble Constant to date.

Cosmic gold: Portsmouth researchers herald new era of gravitational wave astronomy

16 October 2017 3 min read

Our researchers are part of the global announcement of a new astronomical object, a kilonova: the cosmic explosion of 2 colliding neutron stars. Read more today

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.

Portsmouth scientist receives prestigious Fellowship from the Royal Society

02 October 2017 1 min read

Florian Beutler from the world-leading Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation receives a University Research Fellowship from the Royal Society. Read more today.

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