Time: Friday 20 March 2015 – 1:00pm
Place: New Horizons (Building 82), Theatre G29 (map)
Stars and Galaxies at the Dawn of Time
Professor Volker Bromm, University of Texas, Austin
How and when did the cosmic dark ages end? I discuss the physics of how the first stars and galaxies formed within the context of cosmological structure formation. I will address their feedback on the pristine intergalactic medium, and describe ways to probe their signature with next generation facilities. I will identify the key processes and outline the major remaining uncertainties in our understanding of this key event in cosmic history.