Meeting Time and Format
The Astrophysics Seminar/Journal Club meets in 328 Gallalee Hall on:
1. Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30p.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 Fall 2018
|Date||Talk (Speaker, Article)||Summary (Speaker, Article)|
|8/31|| Organizational meeting
Ron Buta: update on SN2017eaw
“Quantitative Analysis of Three-arm Spiral Galaxies”
“Three Hypervelocity White Dwarfs in Gaia DR2: Evidence for Dynamically Driven Double-Degenerate Double-Detonation Type Ia Supernovae” Shen et al (arXiv:1804.11163)
|10/5||(special 45-minute talk)
|11/9||Jacob Morgan||Marcos Santander
“Multimessenger observations of a flaring blazar coincident with high-energy neutrino IceCube-170922A” 2018 Science eaat1378
“Neutrino emission from the direction of the blazar TXS 0506+056 prior to the IceCube-170922A alert” 2018 Science 361, 147
Archive of previously presented articles.