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Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
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The First Stars

Authors: Bromm, Volker

  • Devoted to one of the great outstanding challenges in modern cosmology and astrophysics
  • Extremely timely topic in view of the forthcoming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope
  • First advanced level text book on the field of first stars
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About this book

This book is based in part on classroom tested lectures related to the first stars (Pop III stars), but also draws from the author's review articles of the main physical principles involved. The book will thus combine pedagogical introductory chapters with more advanced ones to survey the cutting-edge advances from the frontier of research.

The formation of Pop III stars and galaxies is one of the great outstanding challenges in modern astrophysics and cosmology. The first stars are likely key drivers for early cosmic evolution and will be at the center of attention over the next decade. The best available space and ground-based telescopes like the Hubble Space Telescope probe the Universe to high redshifts and provide us with tantalizing hints; but they cannot yet directly detect the first generation of stars and the formation of the first galaxies. This is left as key science for future telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope.

The book covers the theory of first star formation, the relation between first stars and dark matter, their impact on cosmology, their observational signatures, the transition to normal star formation as well as the assembly of the first galaxies. It will prepare advanced students and researchers entering the field for interpreting observational findings and their cosmological implications.

About the authors

Volker Bromm is a professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin.

His research focuses on star and galaxy formation during the first billion years of cosmic history, employing supercomputer simulations and other approaches in theoretical astrophysics. Bromm's work has contributed to the emerging theoretical framework for early cosmological structure formation, making predictions for the next generation of observational facilities that will probe the first stars and galaxies in the coming decade.

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-11965-1
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  • Due: February 27, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-642-11964-4
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The First Stars
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11965-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-11964-4
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
240
Number of Illustrations
70 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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