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 MMP2 or CJS2 to choose a date, or for other JC queries.

Calendar 2012
Date Title Speaker
07 Mar
A review of elliptical and disc galaxy structure, and modern scaling laws
(Graham 2012, invited review in book Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems; arXiv:1108.0997)
Shigeki Inoue
28 Mar
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No snow-plough mechanism during the rapid hardening of supermassive black hole binaries
(Baruteau, Ramirex-Ruiz & Masset 2012, MNRAS accepted, arXiv:1203.4085)
Kinwah Wu
18 Apr
Star Hoppers: Planet Instability and Capture in Evolving Binary Systems
(Kratter & Perets 2012, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1204.2014)
Jason Hunt
02 May
Ariel Hs
Missing dark matter in the local universe
(Karachentsev 2012 Astrophysical Bulletin 67, 123; arXiv:1204.3377)
Curtis Saxton
09 May
Ariel Hs
The first results from the Herschel-HIFI mission
(van der Tak 2012 AdSpR 49, 1395; arXiv:1204.1176)
Myrto Symeonidis
16 May
Ariel Hs
A Tentative Gamma-Ray Line from Dark Matter Annihilation at the Fermi Large Area Telescope
(Weniger 2012, MPP-2012-73, arXiv:1204.2797)
Missagh Mehdipour
30 May
Galactic annihilation emission from nucleosynthesis positrons
(Martin et al. 2012, A&A accepted, arXiv:1205.1194)
David Barnes
13 Jun
Ariel House
Synthetic X-ray and radio maps for two different models of Stephan's Quintet
(Geng et al. 2012, MNRAS submitted, arXiv:1206.1234)
Alvina On
27 Jun
Star Formation in Galaxy Mergers with Realistic Models of Stellar Feedback & the Interstellar Medium
(Hopkins et al. 2012, MNRAS submitted, arXiv:1206.0011)
Rob Grand
11 Jul
Ariel House
Spitzer Mid-IR Spectroscopy of Powerful 2 Jy and 3CRR Radio Galaxies. I. Evidence against a Strong Starburst-AGN Connection in Radio-loud AGN
(Dicken et al. 2012, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1111.4476)
Jason Rawlings
25 Jul
Galaxy interactions. I. Major and minor mergers
(Lambas et al. 2012, A&A submitted, arxiv:1111.2291)
Susan Hutton
08 Aug
Ariel House
Binary interaction dominates the evolution of massive stars
(Sana et al. 2012, Science, 337, 444-446, arxiv:1207.6397)
Idunn Jacobsen
22 Aug
On the origin of gravity and the laws of Newton
(Verlinde 2011, JHEP, volume 2011, article 29, arXiv:1001.0785)
Stefano Pasetto
19 Sep
A fundamental problem in our understanding of low mass galaxy evolution
(Weinmann et al. 2012, accepted for publication in MNRAS, arXiv:1204.4184)
Ignacio Ferreras
03 Oct
The Unprecedented Third Outburst of SN 2009ip: A Luminous Blue Variable Becomes a Supernova
(Mauerhan et al. 2012, submitted to MNRAS, arXiv:1209.6320)
Sam Oates
31 Oct
Ariel House
Making Galaxies In a Cosmological Context: the need for early stellar feedback
(Stinson et al. (2012), MNRAS accepted, arXiv:1208.0002)
Daisuke Kawata
28 Nov
Ariel House
Self-consistent spectra from radiative GRMHD simulations of accretion onto Sgr A*
(Drappeau et al. (2012), MNRAS submitted, arXiv:1209.4599)
Ziri Younsi
19 Dec
Ariel House
The Milky Way Has No Distinct Thick Disk
(Bovy et al. (2012), published in ApJ, arXiv:1111.6585)
George Seabroke
26 Dec
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Journal club schedules in other years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

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