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The First Galaxies in the Universe$
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Abraham Loeb and Steven R. Furlanetto

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691144917

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.001.0001

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The First Stars

The First Stars

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(p.133) Chapter Five The First Stars
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The First Galaxies in the Universe
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Abraham Loeb

Steven R. Furlanetto

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691144917.003.0005

This chapter considers the emergence of the complex chemical and radiative processes during the first stages of galaxy formation. It studies the appearance of the first stars, their feedback processes, and the resulting ionization structures that emerged during and shortly after the cosmic dawn. The formation of the first stars tens or hundreds of millions of years after the Big Bang had marked a crucial transition in the early Universe. Before this point, the Universe was elegantly described by a small number of parameters. But as soon as the first stars formed, more complex processes entered the scene. To illustrate this, the chapter provides a brief outline of the prevailing (though observationally untested) theory for this cosmological phase transition.

Keywords:   first stars, chemical processes, feedback processes, ionization structures, cosmic dawn, cosmological phase transition, protostars, star formation, galaxy formation, radiative processes

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