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Sciama2, the new supercomputer, is now running as an autonomous environment in parallel with the original Sciama. At the moment user accounts, applications, libraries and data are being transferred to the new machine. Jobs are currently running in both environments but in October the old Sciama will be updated (Operating Systems, Firmware etc) and merged with Sciama2.

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Stargazing LIVE in January 2014

 The Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation is collaborating with locations at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (including HMS Warrior 1860 and Action Stations) once again to put on a massive Stargazing LIVE event, on Tuesday January 7th 2014.

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A Visit from Space makes The News

Earlier this year, the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation launched a new free educational outreach activity in collaboration with the University of Portsmouth Education Liaison and Outreach Team (ELOT). "UP for Space: A Visit from Space" has visited five primary schools in the Portsmouth area since June 2013 (St Swithun's Catholic Primary School, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Northern Parade Junior School, Portsmouth High Junior School and Charles Dickens Primary School), getting excellent enthusiasm and feedback from both pupils and teachers. Our latest visit to Charles Dickens Infant School on 3 December 2013 has been covered by the Portsmouth News and the University of Portsmouth News.

ICG researcher at the Female Knowledge Festival

PosterPosterICG member Claudia Maraston was invited to the first regional festival of "Female Knowledge" in northern Italy. The event, lasting two days and sponsored by the City Council, the regional council, the Illy Caffe' enterprise and the European Community, aimed at gathering successful female experts in various fields of knowledge, spanning from medicine to literature to academics, to tell their experience and answer questions from the public. Hosted in the city theatre, the event gathered hundreds of participants.

The ICG-PGS Christmas Lecture 2013

The Portsmouth Grammar School and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth present a free public lecture:

"Gravity: From Newton to Einstein and beyond"
Dr. Kazuya Koyama, Reader in Cosmology, ICG, University of Portsmouth

The Universe is expanding at an increasing rate, but is this really due to some mysterious "Dark Energy", or were these great scientists simply wrong about gravity?

Date: Monday 2nd December 2013
Time: 7.30pm
Location: Portsmouth Grammar School
Free tickets: Email j.thomas@pgs.org.uk to reserve a seat.

Postdoctoral research positions at the ICG

We are now accepting applications for a number of postdoctoral research positions at the ICG.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology and Astrophysics
Postdoctoral Researcher in Theoretical Cosmology
Postdoctoral Researchers in Cosmology and Astrophysics

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cosmology and Astrophysics - 10010307
Employment type: Fixed-term contract (5 years)
Employment basis: Full-time

NAOC postdoctoral positions in collaboration with ICG Portsmouth

Under a new scheme, applicants are invited to apply for postdoctoral positions hired by
Division of Galaxy and Cosmology, National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) in collaboration with Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG), University of Portsmouth in the UK.