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Researchers to explore Portsmouth women’s fight for change

The history of women’s activism and the struggle for social change in Portsmouth is the subject of a new project by city researchers. The University of Portsmouth has been awarded a Heritage Lottery…

Professor Stephen Hawking: a tribute

Members of the University’s Institute of the Cosmology and Gravitation pay tribute to Physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who died this morning. Professor David Wands Director, Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation “Stephen Hawking was one of…

Fossils found of giant flying creatures wiped out with the dinosaurs

Fossils of six new species of pterosaurs, giant flying reptiles that flew over the heads of the dinosaurs, have been discovered by a team of researchers, including palaeontologists from the University of Portsmouth….

Professor Scott Armbruster

Scientists issue dire warning about future

Five Portsmouth scientists, including a leading ecologist, have added their names to the 20,000 scientists worldwide warning of catastrophe for humankind if we don’t change our behavior. Professor Scott Armbruster, in the University…

International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Our female researchers are engaged in a wide range of research that is having a…

Professor receives international award for gender equality research

A University of Portsmouth Professor has received a prestigious international award in recognition of her research into gender equality. Karen Johnston, Professor of Organisational Studies, has been awarded the 2018 Julia J. Henderson International…

Could strongly lensed supernovae solve cosmology’s big mystery?

There is a mystery in cosmology: state of the art measurements of how fast the Universe is expanding don’t agree. This might be the first sign of new physics beyond the standard cosmological…

Image conscious people are more likely to give to crowdfunding campaigns

People who are more image conscious tend to support more crowdfunding campaigns according to a new study. The research, from the University of Portsmouth, says that funders who have a public profile containing…

Research takes the P

A research collaboration with Southern Water is helping to keep our rivers and streams healthy.

New appointment aims to help develop brain tumour treatments

The University of Portsmouth has appointed Dr Diana Leite as a Senior Research Associate to work on novel methods for screening treatments for adult brain tumours.

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