The Birth of Binary Direct-Collapse Black Holes.

@inproceedings{Latif2020TheBO,
  title={The Birth of Binary Direct-Collapse Black Holes.},
  author={Muhammad A. Latif and Sadegh Khochfar and Daniel J. Whalen},
  year={2020}
}
Supermassive primordial stars forming during catastrophic baryon collapse in atomically-cooling halos at $z \sim$ 15 - 20 may be the origin of the first quasars in the universe. However, no simulation to date has followed the evolution of these halos at resolutions that are high enough or for times that are long enough to determine if collapse actually produces SMSs. Here we report new cosmological simulations of baryon collapse in atomically-cooled halos for times that are long enough for SMSs… CONTINUE READING

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