Combined Nucleosynthetic Yields of Multiple First Stars

Conrad Chan, Alexander Heger

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Modern numerical simulations of the formation of the first stars predict that the first stars formed in multiples. In those cases, the chemical yields of multiple supernova explosions may have contributed to the formation of a next generation star. We match the chemical abundances of the oldest observed stars in the universe to a database of theoretical supernova models, to show that it is likely that the first stars formed from the ashes of two or more progenitors.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos 2016 - Toki Messe, Niigata, Japan
Duration: 19 Jun 201624 Jun 2016
Conference number: 14th


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos 2016
Abbreviated titleNIC2016
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