The Rise of the First Stars: Supersonic Streaming, Radiative Feedback, and 21-cm Cosmology

@article{Barkana2016TheRO,
  title={The Rise of the First Stars: Supersonic Streaming, Radiative Feedback, and 21-cm Cosmology},
  author={R. Barkana},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2016}
}
  • R. Barkana
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
Understanding the formation and evolution of the first stars and galaxies represents one of the most exciting frontiers in astronomy. Since the universe was filled with hydrogen atoms at early times, the most promising probe of the epoch of the first stars is the prominent 21-cm spectral line of hydrogen. Current observational efforts are focused on the cosmic reionization era, but observations of the pre-reionization cosmic dawn are also promising. While observationally unexplored, theoretical… Expand
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