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 IBJ2 or MMP2 to choose a date, or for other JC queries.

Calendar 2013
Date Title Speaker
30 Jan
The star-forming progenitors of massive red galaxies
(Cattaneo et al. 2013, MNRAS accepted, arXiv:1301.2067)
Myrto Symeonidis
6 Feb
Common Room
Signatures of magnetar central engines in short GRB lightcurves
(Rowlinson et al. 2013, MNRAS accepted, arXiv:1301.0629)
Max De Pasquale
20 Feb
Nu Mt Rm
Detection of the Characteristic Pion-Decay Signature in Supernova Remnants
(The Fermi-LAT collaboration: Ackermann et al. 2013, Science Magazine, arXiv:1302.3307)
Idunn Jacobsen
13 Mar
Ariel House
A rapidly spinning supermassive black hole at the centre of NGC 1365
(Risaliti et al. 2013, Nature 494, 449-451, arXiv:1302.7002)
Missagh Mehdipour
20 Mar
Nu Mt Rm
Tickling the CMB damping tail: scrutinizing the tension between the ACT and SPT experiments
(Di Valentino et al. 2013, arXiv:1301.7343)
Tom Kitching
3 Apr
Nu Mt Rm
G2 can Illuminate the Black Hole Population near the Galactic Centre
(Bartos et al. 2013, arXiv:1302.3220v1)
Kinwah Wu
17 Apr
Common Room
On the study of Galactic potential via action-based mono-abundance stars distribution function
(Ting et al. 2013, arXiv:1212.0006)
Rob Grand
1 May
Nu Mt Rm
The Biggest Explosions in the Universe
(Johnson et al.2013, arXiv:1304.4601v1)
Richelle de Bokx
15 May
Nu Mt Rm
Central Stellar Mass Deficits in the Bulges of Local Lenticular Galaxies, and the Connection with Compact z ~ 1.5 Galaxies
(Dullo & Graham 2013, arXiv:1303.1273)
Ignacio Ferreras
5 June
Nu Mt Rm
Dark matter chaos in the Solar System
(Lages & Shepelyansky 2012, arXiv:1211.0903)
Jason Hunt
19 Jun
Common Room
Chandra Identification of 26 New Black Hole Candidates in the Central Region of M31
(Barnard et al. 2013, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1304.7780)
Alvina On
26 Jun
Ariel House
Combining Planck with Large Scale Structure gives strong neutrino mass constraint
(Riemer-Sørensen et al. 2013, arXiv:1306.4153)
Ziri Younsi
10 Jul
Ariel House
The NuSTAR Extragalactic Survey: A First Sensitive Look at the High-Energy Cosmic X-Ray Background Population
(Alexander et al. 2013, arXiv:1307.1733)
Graziella Branduardi-Raymont
24 Jul
Ariel House
The age structure of stellar populations in the solar vicinity. Clues of a two-phase formation history of the Milky Way disk
(Haywood et al. 2013, arXiv:1305.4663)
Daisuke Kawata
4 Sep
18 Sep
Ariel House
A new way to measure supermassive black hole spin in accretion disc dominated Active Galaxies
(Done et al. 2013, MNRAS accepted, arXiv:1306.4786)
Vladimir Yershov
2 Oct
Ariel House
Two populations of gamma-ray burst radio afterglow
(Hancock, Gaensler & Murphy 2013, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1308.4766)
Sam Oates
16 Oct
Ariel House
Halo-driven size and velocity dispersion evolution of early-type galaxies
(Posti et al. 2013, MNRAS submitted, arXiv:1310.2255)
David Barnes
30 Oct
13 Nov
Ariel House
Star-to-star Iron Abundance Variations in Red Giant Branch Stars in the Galactic Globular Cluster NGC 3201
(Simmerer et al. 2013, ApJL 647 L7)
George Seabroke
27 Nov
Chemodynamics of the Milky Way. I. The first year of APOGEE data
(Anders et al. 2013, A&A submitted, arXiv:1311.4549)
Stefano Pasetto
11 Dec
Ariel House
The Dust Attenuation Law in Distant Galaxies: Evidence for Variation with Spectral Type
(Kriek & Conroy, 2013, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1308.1099)
Susan Hutton

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

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