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 Megan Whewell 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

~~~~ 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

~~~~ NAM ~~~~

9 July

~~~~ 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

~~~~ Summer break ~~~~

20 Aug

~~~~ Summer break ~~~~

3 Sept

~~~~ 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
Back-reaction of the Hawking radiation flux on a gravitationally collapsing star II: Fireworks instead of firewalls
(Mersini-Houghton & Pfeiffer, 2014, arXiv:1409.1837)
Comparison of algorithms for determination of rotation measure and Faraday structure I. 1100 - 1400 MHz
(Sun et al, 2014, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1409.4151)
Tracing chemical evolution over the extent of the Milky Way's Disk with APOGEE Red Clump Stars
(Nidever et al, 2014, ApJ accepted, arXiv:1409.3566)
15 Oct
Room 207
A deficit of ultraluminous X-ray sources in luminous infrared galaxies
(Luangtip et al, 2014, MNRAS accepted, arxiv.org:1410.1569)
The Spectrum of the Recycled PSR J0437−4715 and its White Dwarf Companion
(Durant et al, 2012, ApJ accepted, arxiv.org:1111.2346)
Rotochemical heating in millisecond pulsars: modified Urca reactions with uniform Cooper pairing gaps
(Petrovich et al, 2010 A&A, accepted, arXiv:0912.2564)
AGN Type-casting: Mrk 590 No Longer Fits the Role
(Denney et al 2014, ApJ accepted, arxiv.org:1404.4879)
Detection of Galactic Center source G2 at 3.8 μm during periapse passage
(Witzel et al, 2014, ApJ submitted, arxiv.org:1410.1884)
30 Oct
Conditions of consistency for multicomponent axisymmetric stellar systems: Is an axisymmetric model suitable yet?
(Curbarsi, 2014, accepted A&A, ADS: 2014A%26A...561A.141C)
The Man Behind the Curtain: X-rays Drive the UV through NIR Variability in the 2013 AGN Outburst in NGC 2617
(Shappee et al, 2014, ApJ accepted, arxiv.org:1310.2241)
The warped astrophysics of Interstellar
(Press release about scientific 'discovery' while generating simulations of a black hole for the movie Interstellar)
12 Nov
Common Room
Expanded haloes, abundance matching and too-big-to-fail in the Local Group
(Brook and Di Cintio, 2014, MNRAS submitted, arxiv.org:1410.3825)
Confirming the quiescent galaxy population out to z = 3: a stacking analysis of mid-, far-infrared and radio data
(Man et al, 2014, ApJ submitted, arxiv.org:1411.2870)
On the origin of near-infrared extragalactic background light anisotropy
(Zemcov et al, 2014, Science accepted, arxiv.org:1411.1411)
Revolutionary ALMA Image Reveals Planetary Genesis
(ALMA Press release)
26 Nov
Multiple Images of a Highly Magnified Supernova Formed by an Early-Type Cluster Galaxy Lens
(Kelly et al, 2014, submitted, arxiv.org:1411.6009)
Neutrinos in IceCube from AGN’s
(Kalashev et al, 2014, JETP accepted, arxiv.org:1410.8124)
Revealing the X-ray Variability of AGN with Principal Component Analysis
(Parker et al, 2014, MNRAS accepted, arxiv.org:1411.4054)
Rapid growth of seed black holes in the early universe by supra-exponential accretion
(Alexander and Natarajan, 2014, Science accepted, arxiv.org:1408.1718)
Alignment of quasar polarizations with large-scale structures
(Hutsemekers et al, 2014, A&A accepted, arxiv.org:1409.6098)
Complex Narrow Line Seyfert 1s: High spin or high inclination?
(Gardner and Done, 2014, MNRAS submitted, arxiv.org:1411.6425)
10 Dec
Ariel House 1
Asking Gender Questions at NAM2014
(Pritchard et al, 2014, A&G accepted, PDF)
Studying gender in conference talks - data from the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society
(Davenport et al, 2014, arxiv.org:1403.3091)
Two local volume dwarf galaxies discovered in 21 cm emission: Pisces A and B
(Tollerud et al, 2014, ApJL submitted, arxiv.org:1411.5019)
ASTRO-H Space X-ray Observatory White Paper - Introduction
(Takahashi et al, 2014, arxiv.org:1412.2351)

Journal club schedules in other years: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

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