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Grant win for cutting edge astronomers

Professor Bob Nichol

Professor Bob Nichol

The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) has been awarded its first “Consolidated Grant” from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

The grant, which covers the full range of research undertaken at ICG, is for a total of £1.72 million pounds over the next three years. It will help support a range of staff, visitors and researchers, as well as some of the travel and computing needs.

Professor Bob Nichol, Director of ICG and Principal Investigator of the grant said, “This grant represents a major achievement for the ICG in these tough times.”
“We will be able to fund research into all aspects of the universe, from the moment of creation to the complexities of galaxy formation and evolution. We also gain important postdoctoral support to exploit our membership of international experiments like the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the Dark Energy Survey (DES)”.

The grant provides core funding for ICG until April 2016.

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