Big Data applications for Black hole Evolution Studies

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Cristina Ramos Almeida
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250.904,88 €

The BiD4BEST ITN will offer doctoral training in one of the most visible areas of astrophysical research, the formation of supermassive  black holes in galaxies. A coordinated research training effort in this field is needed now to mobilise the community in Europe and prepare a core group of young scientists in anticipation of new observational data in the early/mid 2020s from future space missions with strong European involvement.

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