Impact of the First Stars to the First Galaxy Formation

Ke-Jung Chen, Myoungwon Jeon, Thomas Greif, Volker Bromm, Alexander Heger

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We present the results from our cosmological simulations of the first stages of galaxy formation. We use Gadget-2 (Springel 2005), modified to include detailed cooling, chemistry, and radiative transfer of primordial gas to study the impact of the first stars on galaxy formation. In contrast to previous work, we apply a realistic treatment of stellar feedback by using updated stellar models for the first stars. In this proceeding, we briefly summarize how stellar feedback from the first stars affects the primordial IGM inside the first galaxies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Astronomical Union Symposium 2012: The Intriguing Life of Massive Galaxies - Beijing, China
Duration: 27 Aug 201231 Aug 2012
Conference number: 295th


ConferenceInternational Astronomical Union Symposium 2012
Abbreviated titleIAU Symposium 2012

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