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Daiwa Adrian prize award for Portsmouth-Kyoto team

A team of researchers from the ICG has been awarded a Daiwa Adrian prize of £10,000 for their collaborative work with researchers from Kyoto University. The prizes are awarded triennially by the trustees of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and there will be an award ceremony at the Royal Society in London on Thursday December 2nd. The prize money will be used to support work to understand non-linear cosmological perturbations through research visits and meetings.

Karen Masters gains a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship

ICG researcher Karen Masters has received a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, which will fund her for a further two years, starting October 2010. Her proposal is will partly funded by SEPNet and is entitled "Do Bars Kill Spiral Galaxies?" Karen has also been shortlisted for a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkins Fellowship.

RAS Astronomy Prize for student supervised by ICG staff member

Kevin Schawinski, a graduate student in Astrophsyics from 2004-7 at Oxford supervised by Daniel Thomas (now at Portsmouth) together with Sukyoung Yi (now at Yonsei, Korea) and Gavin Dalton (Oxford) has been awarded the 2009 Royal Astronomical Society Michael Penston Astronomy Prize for the best doctoral thesis in Astronomy or Astrophysics. His thesis entitled 'The Star Formation History of Early-type Galaxies' explored how galaxies assemble and stars form over cosmic time. It proposed a link between the star formation history, mass and the presence of a massive black hole in galaxy nuclei.

Cosmologist shortlisted for L’Oreal Women in Science Award

From the University of Portsmouth news:
A University of Portsmouth cosmologist has beaten almost 250 candidates to the final round of a National fellowship programme which promotes women in science.
Dr Karen Masters from the University’s Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation (ICG) is one of only eight finalists to be shortlisted for the L’Oreal Women in Science awards.

Cosmologist wins top European and UK awards

A cosmologist at the ICG, Will Percival, has received a prestigious European award, to add to the two UK prizes he was awarded last year. [http://www.port.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/frontpagenews/title,75137,en.html Read more.]
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