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 2019
|Date||Talk (Speaker, Article)||Summary (Speaker, Article)|
|1/18||(no meeting due to CUWiP activities)|
“Studies on particle tagging (painting) and semi-analytic models”
|2/1||(no meeting due to high school physics contest)|
“Shocked Post-starburst Galaxies Survey”
“ZTF 18aaqeasu (SN 2018byg): A Massive Helium-shell Double Detonation on a Sub-Chandrasekhar Mass White Dwarf” De et al. (arXiv:1901.00874)
“Quantitative Analysis of 3-arm Spiral Galaxies”
“The Formation of Ultra Diffuse Galaxies in Cored Dark Matter Halos Through Tidal Stripping and Heating” Carleton et al. (arXiv:1805.06896)
“A class of partly burnt runaway stellar remnants from peculiar thermonuclear supernovae” Raddi et al. (arXiv:1902.05061)
“Determining Bar Fractions in the Local Universe”
Lee, Ann, & Park arXiv:1901.05183
Marvin – a MaNGA visualization tool
“He-accreting WD: Nucleosynthesis in the extreme binary system (1.02+0.30) Msun”
Piersanti et al. (arXiv:1901.00340)
“Gaia-2MASS 3D maps of Galactic interstellar dust within 3 kpc” Lallement et al (arXiv:1902.04116)
“The Impact of Enhanced Halo Resolution on the Simulated Circumgalactic Medium” Hummels et al. (arXiv:1811.12410)
|3/15||(no meeting, spring break)|
“Investigation of two Fermi-LAT gamma-ray blazars coincident with high-energy neutrinos detected by IceCube” Fermi-LAT collaboration (arXiv:1901.10806)
“A search for transient optical counterparts to high-energy IceCube neutrinos with Pan-STARRS1” Kankare et al. (arXiv:1901.11080)
|3/29||Jacob Morgan||Kavya Mukundan, Samuel Boos|
|4/5||(no meeting, honors day)|
|4/12||Anna Parul, Samuel Boos|
|4/19||Marko Micic||Wenhao Li, Anna Parul|
|4/26||Ava Ghadimi||Sreetama Goswami, Marko Micic|
Archive of previously presented articles.