9-13 September 2019
University of Geneva A100 Sciences II
Europe/Zurich timezone

Life and death of supermassive stars

12 Sep 2019, 16:40


Dr Lionel Haemmerlé (Université de Genève)


Supermassive stars (SMSs) are candidates for being the progenitors of the most massive quasars discovered recently at high redshift. The viability of this formation channel (direct collapse) depends on the properties of the progenitor, whose evolution is dominated by rapid accretion. I will present the most recent models of SMSs, that include accretion and rotation, and discuss their implications regarding the direct collapse scenario and the possible observational signatures of these stellar Titans.

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Dr Lionel Haemmerlé (Université de Genève)

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