Astronomy Journal Club

On Wednesday mornings, once a fortnight, we meet at 11:00 (unless otherwise stated) for a journal club. The location for each meeting will be announced beforehand.

Each paper presentation should be 30 minutes long, followed by discussion. The papers can be anything published in the last year in astrophysics, related science and relevant to astronomy.

We encourage members of the astro group to join the rota for giving talks. The current list includes: Carlos Allende Prieto, Graziella Branduardi-Raymont, Ignacio Ferreras, Daisuke Kawata, Missagh Mehdipour, Awat Rahimi, Curtis Saxton, Patricia Schady, Nicholas Seymour, Roberto Soria, Myrto Symeonidis, Dave Vande Putte, Vladimir Yershov, Kinwah Wu, Ziri Younsi, Silvia Zane, Houri Ziaeepour.

Contact CJS2 if you would like to join the rota, or have any other queries.

Calendar 2009
Date Title Speaker
14 Jan
Interpretation of the Extragalactic Radio Background
(Seiffert et al. 2009; ApJ?? arXiv:0901.0559)
Curtis Saxton
28 Jan
Dissecting galaxy formation: I- Comparison between pure dark matter and baryonic models
(Emilio Romano-Dfaz et al. ApJ submitted, arXiv:0901.1317)
Houri Ziaeepour
11 Feb
Ariel House
The metallicity of the most distant quasars
(Juarez et al. 2009, A&AL arXiv:0901.0974)
The Evolution of the Broad-Line Region among SDSS Quasars
(Nagao et al. 2006, A&A 447, 157; astro-ph/0510385)
Missagh Mehdipour
25 Feb
The First Galaxies: Signature of the Initial Starburst
(Johnson et al. 2009, MNRAS submitted arXiv:0902.3263)
Patricia Schady
11 Mar
CO line emission in the halo of a radio galaxy at z=2.6
(Nesvadba et al. 2009, MNRAS Lett, arXiv:0903.0862)
The growth and assembly of a massive galaxy at z ~ 2
(Hatch et al. 2009, MNRAS, arXiv:0901.3353)
Nick Seymour
25 Mar
Ariel House
The test for suppressed dynamical friction in a constant density core of dwarf galaxies
(Inoue 2009, MNRAS submitted, arXiv:0901.4861)
Curtis Saxton
08 Apr
ν meet rm
The 21 cm Signature of Early Relic HII Region
(Tokutani, M. et al., 2009, MNRAS accepted arXiv:0902.1018)
Kinwah Wu
29 Apr
ν meet rm
Environmental dependence of AGN activity. I.: the effects of host galaxy
(Choi et al. 2009, ApJ accepted, arXiv:0904.2597)
Missagh Mehdipour
20 May
Common Rm
New spectral state of supercritical accretion flow with comptonizing outflow
(Kawashima et al. 2009, PASJ arXiv:0904.4123)
Ziri Younsi
03 Jun
The orbital velocity anisotropy of cluster galaxies: evolution
(Biviano & Poggianti 2009, A&A arXiv:0905.2853)
Ignacio Ferreras
17 Jun
What is driving the HI velocity dispersion?
(Tamburro et al. 2009; AJ 137, 4424; arXiv:0903.0183)
Daisuke Kawata
01 Jul
Public perception of astronomers:revered, reviled, ridiculed
(West 2009, IAU Symp 260; arXiv:0905.3956)
Dave Vande Putte
08 Jul
Ariel House
First results from DAMA/LIBRA and the combined results with DAMA/NaI
(Bernabei et al. 2008 Eur.Phys.J.C56:333; arXiv:0804.2741)
Houri Ziaeepour
30 Jul
Lenticular Galaxies and Their Environments
(van den Bergh 2009, ApJ in press; arXiv:0907.3715)
Curtis Saxton
12 Aug
Resonant stripping as the origin of dwarf spheroidal galaxies
(D'Onghia et al. 2009, Nature, 460, 605; arXiv:0907.2442)
Kinwah Wu
26 Aug
Testing Einstein's special relativity with Fermi's short hard gamma-ray burst GRB090510
(Fermi GBM/LAT collaborators arXiv:0908.1832)
Houri Ziaeepour
23 Sep
Ariel House
Why Socialism?
(Einstein 1949, Monthly Review)
Awat Rahimi
07 Oct
Evidence for Correlations Between Nuclear Decay Rates and Earth-Sun Distance
(Jenkins et al. 2009, Astropart. Phys., 32:42-46; arXiv:0808.3283)
Vladimir Yershov
21 Oct
X-ray Astronomy in Laboratory with a Miniature Compact Object Produced by Laser-Driven Implosion
(Fujioka et al. 2009, Nature Physics arXiv:0909.0315)
Roberto Soria
& Kinwah Wu
04 Nov
Ariel House
•How do galaxies populate Dark Matter halos?
•Constraints on the relationship between stellar mass and halo mass at low and high redshift
(Moster et al. arXiv:0903.4682; Guo et al. arXiv:0909.4305)
Ignacio Ferreras
02 Dec
Radio Quiet AGNs as Possible Sources of Ultra-high Energy Cosmic Rays
(Pe'er et al. 2009, Phys.Rev.D, arXiv:0911.1776)
Missagh Mehdipour
16 Dec
The Submillimetre Properties of Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxies
(Clements et al 2009, MNRAS arXiv:0911.3593v1)
Katherine Tugwell

Journal club schedules in other years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

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