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Tom Abel is a cosmologist who first simulated the collapse of a metal-free massive star that belongs to the first generation of stars in the Universe. This work was done in collaboration with Greg L. Bryan and Michael L. Norman and was published in Science magazine (2002, 295, 93). He currently works at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit√§t M√ľnchen in 2000.

He is also a professor at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. His primary interests are

* Primordial star formation

* Cosmological structure formation and reionization

* Astrophysical fluid dynamics

* Radiative transfer




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