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 send your articles to Dean and Jimmy. If your article is too old to be interesting, replace it!

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

Schedule for Fall 2018



Date Talk (Speaker, Article) Summary (Speaker, Article)
8/31  Organizational meeting

Ron Buta: update on SN2017eaw

9/14 Colin Hancock

“Quantitative Analysis of Three-arm Spiral Galaxies”

Dean Townsley
Three Hypervelocity White Dwarfs in Gaia DR2: Evidence for Dynamically Driven Double-Degenerate Double-Detonation Type Ia Supernovae” Shen et al (arXiv:1804.11163)
9/28 Shahram Talei
10/5 (special 45-minute talk)

Amy Jones

10/12 Wenhao Li
10/19 Nirmal Baral
10/26 Fall Break
11/2 Sreetama Goswami
11/9 Jacob Morgan Marcos Santander
Multimessenger observations of a flaring blazar coincident with high-energy neutrino IceCube-170922A2018 Science eaat1378
Neutrino emission from the direction of the blazar TXS 0506+056 prior to the IceCube-170922A alert2018 Science 361, 147
11/16 Kavya Mukundan
11/23 Thanksgiving Break
11/30 Spencer Caldwell

Archive of previously presented articles.