ICG Dr. Claudia Maraston is invited to give a review talk on galaxy models at the conference celebrating prof. Miriani Pastoriza, http://www.astro.if.ufrgs.br/workshop/, a pioneer professor in Brasil whose early work led to the discovery that galaxies host supermassive black-holes. The original paper named "Peculiar nuclei in galaxies" was published in 1965 by the Astronomical society of the Pacific, see http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1965PASP…77..287S.
ICG's Dr Claudia Maraston is part of a team, led by astronomers at the University of Utah, who have discovered that the centres of some of the biggest galaxies are growing denser. This indicates that these galaxies have formed through the collision and merging of massive galaxies, rather than through one massive galaxy consuming many smaller galaxies.
On Saturday October 6th, the Portsmouth News included a three page profile of the ICG in its Lifestyle section. The article included interviews with Marco Bruni, Rob Crittenden, Dominic Galliano and Karen Masters about their research and the outreach work of the ICG with local schools and beyond. There is also a nice photograph of them!