Effects of turbulence and rotation on protostar formation as a precursor of massive black holes ?

Context. The seeds of the first supermassive black holes may have resulted from the direct collapse of hot primordial gas in &104 K haloes, forming a supermassive or quasi-star as an intermediate stage. Aims. We explore the formation of a protostar resulting from the collapse of primordial gas in the presence of a strong Lyman-Werner radiation background… CONTINUE READING