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| SPECIAL PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY COLLOQUIUM
Friday, April 18, 2003
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
[Host: P. Q. Hung]
Pennsylvania State Univ.
"The First Stars in the Universe"
Recent progress in our ability to follow numerically the formation of
the first objects in the universe predict the first stars to massive
and to form in isolation. They are copious producers of UV radiation
and begin to reionize the intergalactic medium. The single currently
allowed model for structure formation turns out to be able to match
all aspects of the most recent accurate measurements of the cosmic
microwave background radiation. In this talk we highlight our new
understanding of the physics of the formation of the first stars,
their lifes, their remnants and their impact on subsequent structure
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