Times Higher Education has a lead article on open letter by five leading scientists, including Professor Bob Nichol, to the science minister registering their "dismay" at swingeing cuts to physics and astronomy research (ICG). The story is available here.
The letter in full is given below:
A young scientist at the University of Portsmouth has won two prestigious awards in recognition of his world-class research in cosmology.
Dr Kazuya Koyama, a senior research fellow in the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, has won the 2010 Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society, Japan, and a £70,000 Philip Leverhulme Prize. Both awards are for Dr Koyama’s work in theoretical astrophysics.
A University of Portsmouth cosmologist was among West End stars, inventors, entrepreneurs and stockbrokers honoured at the Women of the Future awards on Thursday.
Dr Karen Masters, short-listed in the Science and Technology category, received a special commendation for being an exceptional candidate whom the judges wanted to recognise for her huge potential.
A University of Portsmouth cosmologist has been short-listed for the Science and Technology Women of the Future Award.
America's highest scientific award has been conferred upon an honorary graduate of the University of Portsmouth by President Barack Obama.
Cosmologist Professor Jim Gunn will receive the National Medal of Science at a ceremony in the White House early next month.
Professor Gunn was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science by the University in 2006 in recognition of his work on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the most extensive three-dimensional mapping of the universe ever undertaken. In 2005 the University of Portsmouth became the first British university to join the SDSS.