O ct 2 00 2 First Light and the Reionization of the Universe ⋆

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The development of primordial inhomogeneities into the non-linear regime and the formation of the first bound objects mark the transition from a simple cooling universe – described by just a few parameters – to a very messy hot one – the realm of radiative, hydrodynamic and star formation processes. In popular cold dark matter cosmological scenarios, stars… (More)

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