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.

Normally each speaker critically dissects a refereed research paper, or sometimes closely linked papers. Each paper presentation should be 30 minutes long, interrupted and 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 register in the schedule of talks below. Please contact CJS2 to choose a date, or for other JC queries.

Calendar 2011
Date Title Speaker
26 Jan
The Environments of Local Luminous Infrared Galaxies: Star Formation Rates increase with Density
(Tekola, Vaisanen & Berlind 2011, MNRAS submitted, arXiv:1101.3495)
Idunn Jacobsen
09 Feb
Mass and metal ejection efficiency in disk galaxies driven by young stellar clusters of nuclear starburst
(Rodriguez-Gonzalez et al. 2011, Rev.Mex.A.A., arXiv:1102.0234)
David Barnes
23 Feb
Defining the intrinsic AGN infrared spectral energy distribution....
(Mullaney et al. 2011, MNRAS accepted, arXiv:1102.1425)
Herschel-ATLAS: Rapid evolution of dust in galaxies in the last 5 billion years
(Dunne et al. 2011, MNRAS submitted, arxiv:1012.5186)
Myrto Symeonidis
09 Mar
Neutrino Pair Annihilation in Collapsars: Ray-Tracing Method in Special Relativity
(Harikae et al. 2011, ApJ accepted, arXiv:0912.2590)
General Relativistic Ray-Tracing Method for Estimating the Energy and Momentum Deposition by Neutrino Pair Annihilation in Collapsars
(Harikae et al. 2011, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1007.3165)
Ziri Younsi
23 Mar
The Spitzer High Redshift Radio Galaxy Survey
(De Breuck et al. 2010, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1010.1385)
Jason Rawlings
06 Apr
INTEGRAL and the Unified Model of AGN
(Ricci, Walter & Courvoisier 2011, PoS accepted, arXiv:1103.5880)
Sue Hutton
20 Apr
Simulated spectral states of active galactic nuclei and observational predictions
(Sobolewska, Siemiginowska, Gierlin'ski 2011, MNRAS accepted, arXiv:1102.0798)
Missagh Mehdipour
11 May
Exploring the effects of pressure on the radial accretion of dark matter by a Schwarzschild supermassive black hole
(Guzman & Lora-Clavijo 2011, MNRAS accepted, arXiv:1103.5497)
Curtis Saxton
18 May
Is there life inside black holes
(Dokuchaev 2011; arXiv:1103.6140)
Robert Grand
01 Jun
Are There Rotation Measure Gradients Across AGN Jets?
(Taylor & Zavala 2010, ApJ 722, L183; arXiv:1009.3465)
Alvina On
29 Jun
Infrared-faint radio sources: A cosmological view AGN number counts, the cosmic X-ray background and SMBH formation
(Zinn et al. 2011, A&A accepted, arXiv:1104.0564)
Idunn Jacobsen
20 Jul The Mass of the Black Hole in Arp 151 from Bayesian Modeling of Reverberation Mapping Data
(Brewer et al., ApJ accepted, arXiv:1104.4794)
Ziri Younsi
27 Jul
How supernova feedback turns dark matter cusps into cores
(Pontzen & Governato, ApJ submitted, arXiv:1106.0499)
Shigeki Inoue
10 Aug
On Identifying the Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
(Livio & Pringle, ApJ submitted, arXiv:1107.5729)
Grant Remmen
24 Aug
Gravity Probe B: Final Results of a Space Experiment to Test General Relativity
(Everitt et al. 2011; arXiv:1105.3456)
Kinwah Wu
28 Sep
New Results in X-Ray Astronomy 2011 meeting in Leicester

02 Nov
Are SMBHs shrowded by "Super-Oort" clouds of comets and asteroids?
(Nayakshin et al. 2011, MNRAS accepted; arXiv:1109.1217)
Missagh Mehdipour
16 Nov
The Radio — X-ray relation as a star formation indicator: Results from the VLA–E-CDFS Survey
(Vattakunnel et al.; arXiv:1111.3285)
Myrto Symeonidis
28 Dec
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Journal club schedules in other years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

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