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Title: Cosmic Dawn: The First Star in the Universe

Abstract

What was the first thing in the Universe? A black hole or a star? How did it form? Even our biggest and best telescopes cannot tell us. Direct calculation with supercomputers, however, can. The first luminous objects in the Universe were very massive stars shining one million times as brightly as our sun. They died quickly and seeded the cosmos with the chemical elements necessary for life. One star at a time, galaxies started to assemble just one hundred million years after the Big Bang, and they are still growing now. Join Dr. Abel in a fascinating journey through the early universe, where he uses the latest computer animations of early star formation, supernovae explosions and the buildup of the first galaxies.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1014054
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on April 29, 2008
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; BLACK HOLES; BUILDUP; COMPUTERS; EXPLOSIONS; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; GALAXIES; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER; STARS; SUPERCOMPUTERS; SUPERNOVAE; TELESCOPES; UNIVERSE; SLAC; ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE; GRAVITY; DARK MATTER; COSMOLOGICAL ADAPTIVE MESH REFINEMENT

Citation Formats

Abel, Tom. Cosmic Dawn: The First Star in the Universe. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Abel, Tom. Cosmic Dawn: The First Star in the Universe. United States.
Abel, Tom. Tue . "Cosmic Dawn: The First Star in the Universe". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014054.
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