The Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) announced today the results of the Programme for Cooperation in Science between Portugal and Poland for the 2022-2023 period.
The project “Cosmological Impact of Gravitational Wave Observations” (COGWAy) led by the COSTAR member Javier Rubio is one of the 13 funded projects among 58 applications. This funding will facilitate the mobility of the involved Polish and Portuguese teams for a maximum duration of 24 months, with active participation of PhD students.
The main goal of the COGWAy project is to investigate whether current and planned gravitational wave detectors such as KAGRA, LISA or Pulsar Timing Arrays have the potential to detect signals of a non-standard pre-big bang nucleosynthesis era. This observation could change our understanding of the early Universe, much like the observation of the Cosmic Microwave Background did decades ago.