Meeting Time and Format
During Fall and Spring terms, 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.
During Summer, we are meeting via Zoom during our normal Friday time. Please contact one of the organizers for the Zoom meeting information and to be added to the notifications email list.
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
Topics for Fall 2020
|Date||Talk (Speaker, Article)||Summary (Speaker, Article)|
|8/28||Greeting new grads|
“Characterizing AGN triggering mechanisms using detailed galaxy morphologies”
“The SAGA Survey. II. Building a Statistical Sample of Satellite Systems around Milky Way-like Galaxies” Mao et al. (arXiv:2008.12783)
“Search for high-energy neutrinos from Galactic magnetars”
“Phosphine Gas in the Cloud Decks of Venus” Greaves et al. (arXiv:2009.06593)
“A Giant Planet Candidate Transiting a White Dwarf” Vanderburg et al. (arXiv: 2009.07282)
“Correlation between optical and γ-ray flux variations in bright flat spectrum radio quasars” Rajput, Stalin, Sahayanathan (arXiv:2009.02055)
“(Galaxy) Zoo Gems”
“2D Simulations of Double Detonation Type Ia Supernovae”
“Resolving small-scale cold circumgalactic gas in TNG50” Nelson et al. (arXiv:2005.09654)
“The LoTSS view of radio AGN in the local Universe — The most massive galaxies are always switched on” Sabater et al. (arXiv:1811.05528)
“Quantifying the impact of the Large Magellanic Cloud on the structure of the Milky Way’s dark matter halo using Basis Function Expansions” Garavito-Camargo et al. (arXiv:2010.00816)
“M51-ULS-1b: The First Candidate for a Planet in an External Galaxy” Di Stefano et al. (arXiv:2009.08987)
“Patterns in the multi-wavelength behavior of candidate neutrino blazars” Franckowiak et al. (arXiv:2001.10232)
“Neutrino Counterparts of Fast Radio Bursts” Metzger, Fang, Margalit (arXiv:2008.12318)
“First evidence of inertial modes in γ Doradus stars: The core rotation revealed” Ouazzani et al. (2020A&A…640A..49O)
“Investigating the Effect of Galaxy Interactions on AGN Enhancement at 0.5<z<3.0″ Shah et al. (arXiv:2010.02710)
“No phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus” Villanueva et al. (arXiv:2010.14305)
“Gamma Ray Astronomy and Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System (VERITAS)”
“Effect of the environment on star formation activity and stellar mass for star-forming galaxies in the COSMOS field” Randriamampandry, Vaccari, Hess (arXiv:2008.13131)
“Hydrodynamic Simulations of Classical Novae; CO and ONe White Dwarfs are Supernova Ia Progenitors” Starrfield et al. (arXiv:2006.01827)
“Gravitational Waves from Neutrino Asymmetries in Core-Collapse Supernovae” Vartanyan & Burrows (arXiv:2007.07261)
“Gamma Ray Bursts: Not so Much Deadlier than We Thought” Thomas, Atri, Melott (arXiv:2009.14078)
“Ejective and preventative: the IllustrisTNG black hole feedback and its effects on the thermodynamics of the gas within and around galaxies” Zinger et al. (arXiv:2004.06132)
“Cosmic-ray propagation around the Sun: investigating the influence of the solar magnetic field on the cosmic-ray Sun shadow” Becker Tjus et al. (2020A&A…633A..83B)
“Evidence from the H3 Survey That the Stellar Halo Is Entirely Comprised of Substructure” Naidu et al (2020ApJ…901…48N)
|12/04||Nirmal Baral||Nilotpal Mukherjee, Marko Micic|
Archive of previously presented articles.