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Modeling Supermassive Primordial Stars with MESA

@inproceedings{Herrington2022ModelingSP,
  title={Modeling Supermassive Primordial Stars with MESA},
  author={Nic Herrington and Daniel J. Whalen and Tyrone E. Woods},
  year={2022}
}
Supermassive stars forming at 𝑧 ∼ 15 - 20 are one of the leading contenders for the origin of the first quasars, over 200 of which have now been discovered at 𝑧 > 6. These stars likely form in pristine, atomically cooled haloes immersed in strong Lyman-Werner UV backgrounds or in highly supersonic baryon streaming flows. Atomic cooling triggers catastrophic baryon collapse capable of building up stars at rates of up to ∼ 1 M (cid:12) yr − 1 . Here we examine the evolution of supermassive stars… 

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