(9am-1pm EDT, 3pm-7pm CEST, 10pm on October 23rd - 2am on October 24th JST)
SOC: Anna Schauer (chair), Greg Bryan, Zoltan Haiman, John Wise
Location: Zoom, YouTube, and Slack
The transition of the Universe from neutral to ionized, and from metal-free to metal-enriched, starts with the formation of the first stars. These objects are too faint to be observed with even the next generation of telescopes, and we rely on theoretical models or numerical simulations to understand their properties and the impact on their surroundings. In this one-day SAZERAC sip, we would like to bring the simulation community together to discuss some of the following questions:
Which mass and initial mass function do the first stars have?
What were the remnants of the first stars?
How did the first stars and their remnants affect their surroundings and the more distant universe?
What are the properties of the first star forming regions?
How does first star formation depend on the environment?
How do early black holes form and accreate?
How did the transition from metal-free to metal-enriched take place?
Which observational prospects do we have?
This sip has now happened and we want to thank everyone who participated. You can find the talks in a playlist on our YouTube channel and linked in the programme below. You can also find a copy of the conference photo below.