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.
Claudia Maraston of the ICG has been awarded an RDF Grant of the University of Portsmouth as PI of a project entitled ‘‘Establishing leading roles in the major space science projects of the next decade: the Extremely Large Telescope and EUCLID".
Dr Karen Masters, a Research Fellow in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, was short-listed for a prestigious Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Excellence award (http://www.theukrc.org/news-and-events/the-2012-wise-awards). This award recognises inspiring organisations and individual women demonstrating a high level of commitment to their chosen profession and to actively promoting science, engineering and construction to girls and young women.