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 send your articles to Dean and Jimmy.

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

Topics for Fall 2020

Date Talk (Speaker, Article) Summary (Speaker, Article)
8/28 Greeting new grads
9/04 Preethi Nair

“Characterizing AGN triggering mechanisms using detailed galaxy morphologies”

Shahram Talei

“The SAGA Survey. II. Building a Statistical Sample of Satellite Systems around Milky Way-like Galaxies” Mao et al. (arXiv:2008.12783)

9/11 Ava Ghadimi

“Search for high-energy neutrinos from Galactic magnetars”

9/18 Sreetama Goswami

“Phosphine Gas in the Cloud Decks of Venus” Greaves et al. (arXiv:2009.06593)

Sam Boos

“A Giant Planet Candidate Transiting a White Dwarf” Vanderburg et al. (arXiv: 2009.07282)

9/25 Sreetama Goswami
10/02 Bill Keel

“(Galaxy) Zoo Gems”

10/09 Sam Boos

Jacob Morgan

10/16 Wenhao Li

Anna Parul

10/23 Marko Micic
10/30 Praphull Kumar
11/06 Wei-Dong Jin
11/13 Nilotpal Mukherjee
11/20 Rebecca Brnich

Shahram Talei

11/27 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving
12/04 Nirmal Baral

Archive of previously presented articles.