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BiD4BEST: a new ITN project funded at SISSA

SISSA is proud to announce that the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN project "Bid4BEST" (Big Data applications for Black Hole Evolution Studies) has received a 3,5 million of Euro funding by the Horizon2020 program of the European Commission. The School is among the partners of the Project with Professor Andrea Lapi as Co-Principal Investigator. Bid4BEST aims at offering doctoral training in one of the most visible areas of astrophysical research, the formation of supermassive black holes in galaxies. The ITN also involves University of Southampton, UK (coordinator); Durham University, UK; University of Bath, UK; Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain; Observatoire de Paris, France; Max-Planck- Gesellschaft zur Forderun, Germany. SISSA will receive approximatively 350.000 Euro of the total funding and would contribute by providing training and scientific expertise in theoretical and phenomenological models of galaxy-BH coevolution at high redshift. SISSA will also play a role in the outreach activity of the ITN, thanks to the support of the SISSA Media Relations and Communication Unit.