Population III binary formation

Matthew J. Turk, Tom Abel, Michael L. Norman, Brian W. O'Shea

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We present a cosmological simulation in which the center of a collapsing primordial, metal-free cloud fragments into two pieces, likely leading to a binary Population III (Pop III) star system.We additionally discuss a set of cosmological simulations of Pop III star formation designed to constrain this mode of fragmentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFirst Stars and Galaxies
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges for the Next Decade
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Stars and Galaxies: Challenges for the Next Decade - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Mar 8 2010Mar 11 2010

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other1st Stars and Galaxies: Challenges for the Next Decade
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin, TX


  • Population III stars
  • Star formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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