UCL DEPT. OF SPACE & CLIMATE PHYSICS
MULLARD SPACE SCIENCE LABORATORY

Astronomy Journal Club


On Wednesday mornings, once a fortnight, we meet at 11:30 (unless otherwise stated) for a journal club. The location for each meeting will be announced beforehand.

Attendees bring interesting papers, and a brief introduction is given to the Journal Club. Each paper presentation is then followed by discussion. The entire event should take one hour. The papers could be anything published in the last year in astrophysics, related science and relevant to astronomy.

We encourage MSSL astronomers and astrophysicists to come to Journal Club for a discussion on recent research. Please contact Idunn Jacobsen (ibj2) with suggested papers, or for other JC queries. Links to suggested and discussed papers will be added below.

Calendar 2014
Date Title
19 Feb
Ariel House 1
Population III Hypernovae
 (Smidt et al., 2014, arXiv:1401.5837v1)
The prompt-early afterglow connection in gamma-ray bursts: implications for the early afterglow physics
 (Hascoet, Daigne & Mochkovitch, 2014, MNRAS submitted, arXiv:1401.0751v1)
Phenomenology of Reverse-Shock Emission in the Optical Afterglows of Gamma Ray Bursts
 (Japelj et al. 2014, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1402.3701v1)
New light on gamma-ray burst host galaxies with Herschel
 (Hunt et al. 2014, A&A accepted, arXiv:1402.4006)
5 Mar
Ariel House 1
Magnetic Field and Faraday Rotation Measure in the Turbulent Warm Ionized Medium
 (Wu, Kim & Ryu, 2014, New Astronomy accepted, arXiv:1402.7167)
Estimation of Magnetic Field Strength in the Turbulent Warm Ionized Medium
 (Wu et al, 2009, ApJ accepted, 2009ApJ...705L..86W)
A comment on "Exclusion of the remaining mass window for primordial black holes ...", arXiv:1401.3025
 (Capela, Pshirkov & Tinyakov, 2014, arXiv:1402.4671)
Exclusion of the remaining mass window for primordial black holes as the dominant constituent of dark matter
 (Pani & Loeb, 2014, JCAP submitted (v2), arXiv:1401.3025)
A novel method to bracket the corotation radius in galaxy disks: vertex deviation maps
 (Roca-Fàbrega et al, 2014, arXiv:1401.4191)
19 Mar
Ariel House 1
ATLAS lifts the Cup: Discovery of a New Milky Way satellite in Crater
 (Belokurov et al, 2014, MNRAS submitted, arXiv:1403.3406)
Discovery of a cold stellar stream in the ATLAS DR1 data
 (Kopsov et al, 2014, MNRAS letters submitted, arXiv:1403.3409)
Transient spirals as superposed instabilities
 (Sellwood & Carlberg, 2014, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1403.1135)
2 Apr
Ariel House
The Hadronic Origin of the Hard Gamma-Ray Spectrum from Blazar 1ES 1101-232
 (Cao & Wang, 2014, ApJ accepted, 2014ApJ...783..108C)
Can primordial magnetic fields be the origin of the BICEP2 data?
 (Bonvin, Durrer & Maartens, 2014, arXiv:1403.6768)
The ACS LCID project. X. The Star Formation History of IC 1613: Revisiting the Over-Cooling Problem
 (Skillman et al, 2014, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1403.4609)
16 Apr
NA

~~~~ Easter break ~~~~

30 Apr
Ariel House
Bent by baryons: the low mass galaxy-halo relation
 (Sawala et al. 2014, MNRAS submitted, arXiv:1404.3724)
Detection of the Gravitational Lens Magnifying a Type Ia Supernova
 (Quimby et al. 2014, Science accepted, arXiv:1404.6014)
Dark Matter Halos in Galaxies and Globular Cluster Populations
 (Hudson, Harris & Harris, 2014, ApJL in press, arXiv:1404.1920)
The Photon Underproduction Crisis
 (Kollmeier et al. 2014, ApJL submitted, arXiv:1404.2933)
14 May
Ariel House 1
Wide-field 12CO (J = 1-0) imaging of the nearby barred galaxy M 83 with NMA and Nobeyema 45 m telescope: Molecular gas kinematics and star formation along the bar
 (Hirota et al. 2014, ASJ published, arXiv:1405.2991)
The APOGEE red-clump catalog: Precise distances, velocities, and high-resolution elemental abundances over a large area of the Milky Way's disk
 (Bovy et al. 2014, ApJ submitted, arXiv:1405.1032)
28 May
Ariel House 1
Inferring the gravitational potential of the Milky Way with a few precisely measured stars
 (Price-Whelan et al. 2014, ApJ submitted, arXiv:1405.6721)
The Vertical Structure and Kinematics of Grand Design Spirals
 (Debattista, 2014, MNRAS in press, arXiv:1405.6345)
Evolution of Cold Streams and Emergence of the Hubble Sequence
 (Cen, 2014, ApJL submitted, arXiv:1405.0516)
11 June
Ariel House 1
The Gaia inertial reference frame and the tilting of the Milky Way disk
 (Perryman, Spergel & Lindegren, 2014, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1406.0129)
Gaussian Random Field: Physical Origin of Sersic Profiles
 (Cen, 2014, ApJL accepted, arXiv:1406.1467)
The Discovery of Seven Extremely Low Surface Brightness Galaxies in the Field of the Nearby Spiral Galaxy M101
 (Merritt, van Dokkum & Abraham, 2014, ApJL published, arXiv:1406.2315)
25 June
NA

~~~~ NAM ~~~~

9 July
NA

~~~~ Seminar ~~~~

23 July
Ariel House 1
CνB absorption line in the neutrino spectrum at IceCube
(Ibe & Kaneta, 2014, arXiv:1407.2848)
Faraday dispersion functions of galaxies
(Ideguchi et al, 2014, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1407.0098)
Maintaining Low Star Formation Rates in Early-Type Galaxies with AGB Heating
(Conroy et al, 2014, ApJL submitted, arXiv:1406.3026)
6 Aug
NA

~~~~ Summer break ~~~~

20 Aug
NA

~~~~ Summer break ~~~~

3 Sept
NA

~~~~ Summer break ~~~~

17 Sept
Common Room
Using the Milky Way satellites to study interactions between cold dark matter and radiation
(Boehm et al, 2014, MNRAS, 2014MNRAS.445L..31B)
The Laniakea supercluster of galaxies
(Tully et al, 2014, Nature, 2014Natur.513...71T)
The Behavior of the Pitch Angle of Spiral Arms Depending on Optical Wavelength
(Martínez-García et al, 2014, ApJL, arXiv:1408.5132)
A hybrid model of GeV-TeV gamma ray emission from the Galactic center
(Guo et al, 2014, JPhG, arXiv:1303.6394)
1 Oct
Ariel House 1
15 Oct
Ariel House 1
29 Oct
Ariel House 1
12 Nov
Ariel House 1
26 Nov
Ariel House 1
10 Dec
Ariel House 1

Journal club schedules in other years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.


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