Higgs Summer Forum: "Big vs Small: What Is the Mass of the First Stars?"
From Ines Foidl
Theoretical calculations and computer simulations predict that the first generation of stars forming from gas that is mainly of primordial composition and not enriched by heavy elements could be tens to hundred times as massive than typical stars we see around us. Such stars are very short-lived and extinct in the local Universe. Observational surveys are hunting for low mass, long lived stars with primordial compositions that would challenge the idea of a massive first generation of stars.
In this Higgs Summer Forum we will discuss the pros and cons toward a massive first generation of stars from a theoretical and observational point led by imminent researchers in the field.
Please join Prof. Volker Bromm (Texas at Austin), Prof. Anna Frebel (MIT) and Prof. Stefania Salvadori (Florence) for this year’s Higgs Centre Summer Forum.