Today was a special day for ICG Outreach. Our new University of Portsmouth, ICG Astrodome had its first school outing.
ICG members are involved in the UK-Japan 150 year anniversary, Science, Technology and Innovation Symposium - Astronomy & Space Science. Bob Nichol will give a lecture on Galaxy Survey and Cosmology. Kazuya Koyama has been involved in the organisation.
The symposium will take place from13:00 to 19:00 on Friday, 6th December 2013 at the Embassy of Japan in the UK, 101-104 Piccadilly W1J 7JT. It will be followed by a reception.
ICG researchers have been awarded £2million in two major new grants.
Over €2million has been won by Will Percival for his research into dark energy and the growth of large-scale structure in our universe. The award from the European Research Council will support a team of researchers including two postdoctoral researchers and several graduate students over a five year period. This new "consolidator" grant from the ERC follows on from Will's previous successful ERC starting grant, 2008-13.
We are happy to announce that the "Physics Group" at Portsmouth (which consists of the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, and the members of the School of Environmental and Earth Sciences who contribute to the Applied Physics course) have been accepted as supporters of the Institute of Ph
Last night ICG hosted an event in the RSA Fellowship South East region series Ideas in Education.
Three members of the ICG spent the first weekend of September 2013 at the Bestival music festival on the Isle of Wight engaging with a slightly different audience to usual! ICG Outreach Officer Jen Gupta and PhD students Cullan Howlett and Andreas Papadopoulos were joined by visiting student Lise du Buisson to run a stand in the Science Tent, where Southampton, Keele and Bournemouth Universities and the National Oceanography Centre were also exhibiting. In total the ICG team interacted with over 1200 festival-goers during the four days, getting them to think about the history and scale of the Universe.
Bob Nichol will deliver the first lecture of the new Intech Space Lecture series tomorrow evening (September 11th 2013). Bob will give a popular talk on "Supernovae, Dark Energy and Nobel Prizes". He is not the only ICG member giving such a lecture during the series as Claudia Maraston provides a lecture entitled "Shining Galaxies in a Dark Universe" on December 11th 2013. Get your tickets soon!