Looking for accreting super-massive black holes during
the re-ionisation epoch
A joint INAF Brera - Insubria Phd project
Co-Supervisor @Insubria: Francesco Haardt
The study of the accreting super-massive black holes (SMBHs) population in the
first Gyr of the Universe is a crucial topic in the context of the present-day
astrophysics and is part of the science goals of the most relevant projects of the
next decade (LSST, Euclid, SKA, WFIRST, Athena).
In our proposed PhD thesis, in particular, the student will be part of the
LSST collaboration, which is expected to provide a significant transformation
in this field, allowing for the first time statistical studies on the high redshift (z∼7)
QSO population, on a few-year time scale since now.
The phd student will have the possibility to partecipate to a 5-nights observing
run at the NTT ESO telescope (La Silla , Chile), scheduled for March 2018.
á The science topic [2 pages]
á Description of the structure [italian]
Call for Insubria PhD XXXIII cycle