Meeting Time and Format

The Astrophysics Seminar/Journal Club meets in 223 Gallalee Hall on:
1. Wednesdays from 2:30 – 3:30p.m. and
2. Fridays from 4:00 – 5:00 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 Preethi and Jeremy. 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 Spring 2017

Date Talk (Speaker, Article) Summary (Speaker, Article)
2/3 Bill Keel – Highlights from the AAS winter meeting
2/10 Broxton Miles

“The Unexpected Results of Verification”

Dean Townsley

Outbursts in Two New Cool Pulsating DA White Dwarfs” Bell et al.

2/17 No Event
2/24 Lucas Johnson
“What’s Hot and What’s Not:  First Look at New Fossil Progenitor HST and Chandra Images”
3/3 Ashok Timsina
3/10 Sunil Laudari
A Computer-generated Visual Morphology Catalog of ~3,000,000 SDSS Galaxies
3/24 Colin Hancock
The Galaxy End Sequence


Xiaotao Wang

 Shahram Talei,
3/31 Shahram Talei Colin Hancock
Sunil Laudari
4/7 No Event (Honors Day)  No Event (Honors Day)
4/14 Nirmal Baral  Xiaotao Wang
4/21 Ya-Yin Chang  Ashok Timsina, Nirmal Baral
4/28 No Event