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Radio afterglows of Gravitational Waves

Funding: 2019: $31,395
2020: $31,395
2021: $38,034

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2019

Summary: Radio follow-up of gravitational wave events. This project aims to use three Australian radio telescopes to search for and monitor radio waves from future gravitational wave events. The detection of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from a neutron star merger was a scientific breakthrough, with important implications for physics and astronomy. The observations from this project will provide key information to reveal what causes some of the most energetic events in the Universe, their environment and how they evolve. The outcomes of this project include increased international collaboration with this global effort, and new techniques for automatic data processing and analysis, as well as engaging future students as we build Australian expertise in a new area of research

FOR Codes: Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy, General Relativity and Gravitational Waves, High Energy Astrophysics; Cosmic Rays, Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences, High energy astrophysics and galactic cosmic rays