Meeting Time and Format
The Astrophysics Seminar/Journal Club meets in 338 Gallalee Hall on:
1. Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:00p.m. and
2. Fridays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Anyone in the department may attend.
On Wednesday’s we participate in the live broadcast of colloquium talks hosted by NASA/AURA’s Space Telescope Science Institute. The schedule for the talks is available here.
The Friday meeting consists of two segments:
- 20-minute talk (+10 minute discussion)
- article summary and discussion (5-10 minutes)
Volunteering for Article Summaries
Please propose articles that are fairly recent (within a few months or so), are of interest to you, and you feel you can digest and summarize well. Check out the list of previously presented articles.
Where to Find Articles
- astro-ph on arXiv: “the firehose,” raw and unfettered
- The Astrophysical Journal: the main U.S. journal for astrophysics
- The Astrophysical Journal: Letters: short articles selected to highlight topics of broad interest
- The Astronomical Journal: complement of ApJ with slightly more observation-oriented content
- Astronomy and Astrophysics: main European journal, letters section at the beginning of each issue, each issue sectioned by topic (not all topics appear in each issue)
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: main British journal, also has a letters section.
- Astroparticle Physics: some IceCube results are published here, also a good place for dark matter and cosmic ray work
- Physical Review D: broader scope — this is the Physical Review section that includes particle astrophysics and cosmology
Schedule for Spring 2020
|Date||Talk (Speaker, Article)||Summary (Speaker, Article)|
“The growth of bulges and discs in relatively HI-rich galaxies: indication from HI scaling relations”
“The effects of subgrid models on the properties of giant molecular clouds in galaxy formation simulations”
|01/31||(physics contest – no meeting)|
“Searches for neutrinos from cosmic-ray interactions in the Sun using seven years of IceCube data” IceCube Collaboration (arXiv:1912.13135)
“Revealing the cosmic evolution of boxy/peanut-shaped bulges from HST COSMOS and SDSS” Kruk, Erwin, Debattista, Lintott (2019MNRAS.490.4721K)
“A New Sample of (Wandering) Massive Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies from High-resolution Radio Observations” Reines et al. (2020ApJ…888…36R)
“Active Galactic Nucleus Pairs from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. III. Chandra X-ray Observations Unveil Obscured Double Nuclei” Hou, et al. (2019ApJ…882…41H )
“Internal structure of dark matter halos. Gadget versus CoSANG”
“Orion SrcI’s Disk Is Salty” Ginsburg et al. (2019ApJ…872…54G)
“Galactic conformity in both star formation and morphological properties” Otter et al. (2020MNRAS.492.2722O)
“Machine and Deep Learning Applied to Galaxy Morphology — A Comparative Study” Barchi et al. (arXiv:1901.07047)
“Observational Signatures of Sub-Relativistic Meteors” Siraj & Loeb (arXiv:2002.01476)
“The Breakthrough Listen Search for Intelligent Life: A 3.95-8.00 GHz Search for Radio Technosignatures in the Restricted Earth Transit Zone” Sheikh et al. (arXiv:2002.06162)
“Evidence for H2 Dissociation and Recombination Heat Transport in the Atmosphere of KELT-9b” Mansfield et al. (2020ApJ…888L..15M)
“Asteroseismology of evolved stars to constrain the internal transport of angular momentum. III. Using the rotation rates of intermediate-mass stars to test the Fuller-formalism” den Hartog et al. (arXiv:2002.06566)
“Periodic activity from a fast radio burst source” CHIME/FRB collaboration (arXiv:2001.10275)
|03/20||(spring break, no meeting)|
|03/27||(no meeting due to covid-19)|
“Bursts of star formation in FIRE galaxies”
“ASASSN-16oh: A nova outburst with no mass ejection — A new type of supersoft X-ray source in old populations” Kato, Saio, & Hachisu (2020ApJ…892…15K)
|04/10||Praphull Kumar||Wenhao Li
|04/17||Nilotpal Mukherjee||Jacob Morgan
Archive of previously presented articles.