The idea:

While it is important to look through abstracts on astro-ph every day, no-one has time to actually read every paper. These meetings are an opportunity to learn about papers you may not have read from colleagues - to pool our collective expertise to understand the papers more deeply than we might individually be able to due to time (and brain-size) constraints!

In particular, these meetings are intended to provide an informal forum for the professional development of our junior members (grads and postdocs) to practice their presentation, interaction and listening skills in. (Well, everyone needs to practice these all the time anyway.) Participants should endeavor to keep these pedagogical aims in mind in presentations and discussions.


* Journal club discussion - with preference for fairly recent (last month?) papers, but open for any paper in the literature
* Please record paper you are talking about - in advance if possible
* Note - there is no requirement for others to read the listed papers in advance (although they certainly may!)
* Mondays 1030-1100 and Tuesdays 415pm-445pm in 1402 (strictly starting/ending on time)
* Bring your own coffee/tea on Tuesdays
* Three 10-min spots "assigned" to volunteers on roster below on a rotating basis
* KVJ/Daniel/Zephyr will chair - please self-assign another if they are absent
* Daniel (Mon) and Zephyr (Tues) to be in charge of setting up (ready to go on time) and taking down the computer and projector, and reminding speakers (thanks!)
* Assignments will be posted on wiki and announced at beginning of each cycle - if you have conflict with your assignment it is your responsibility to swap with someone and change the wiki

Paper Presenter Roster - Please update your availability or remove your name entirely to opt out
[name] = Unavailable this semester
name [T] = Tuesday only
name [M] = Monday only

Faculty/Research Scientists: David K, Jeno, Jim, Jules[T], Mary, Kathryn, [David Helfand], Jacqueline, Zoltan[T], Slavko, [David Schiminovich], [Mike Hahn], Jerry, Lorenzo, Greg, Frits [T], [Joe], [Caleb], Eric, Brian Humensky [M], [Mike Allison]
Postdocs: Jason [after 10/1], Kohei Inayoshi, Kohei Ichikawa[available after 12/1], Nick, Ruth, Ena [M], John [T], Luca, Andrew M, Anna Ijjas [T], Elad Steinberg [after 11/1]
Grads: Andrea[T], Aleksey, Andrew E, Sarah, David Hendel, Emily [M], Zephyr [T], Tiffany [T], Moiya [T], Jingjing, Daniel [M], Rose [T], Julia, Mihir, Adrian [T] [after 10/1], Nicole, Alex, Aaron [T], [Matthew, Aliya, Adam, Tomer, Jemma, Ricardo]


Date paper 1 paper 2 paper 3
Mon 18th Sept David K Jason Aleksey 1709.02882
Tues 19th Sept Mary 1709.00780 Kohei Inayoshi 1708.09001 John 1709.05344
Mon 25th Sept Jim Emily 1703.00810 Andrew E 1709.05343
Tues 26th Sept Jules Coldest Place in the Universe Andrew 1709.07385 Sarah 1709.02807
Mon 2nd Oct Jeno Ena 1708.07140 David Hendel 1708.04247
Tues 3rd Oct Jacqueline Andrea 1709.07382 Nick
Mon 9th Oct Kathryn 1708.06356 Brian Humensky 1709.03620 Zephyr
Tues 10th Oct Zoltan 1710.01746 Ruth Tiffany 1710.03134
Mon 16th Oct LIGO announcement LIGO announcement LIGO announcement
Tues 17th Oct Lorenzo 1710.05896 1710.05897 Jingjing 1710.03342 Rose 1710.03516
Mon 23rd Oct Jerry 1710.03762 Daniel 1710.03033 Julia 1709.08733
Tues 24th Oct Greg 1709.10378 Mihir 1710.06861
Mon 30th Oct Slavko 1709.01946 Alex 1710.08295
Tues 31st Oct Frits 1710.06748 Aaron 1710.10372 (cf.1705.08454) Nicole 1710.08776
Mon 6th Nov holiday holiday holiday
Tues 7th Nov holiday holiday holiday
Mon 13th Nov Luca 1709.04963 Elad 1711.01893 Zoltan Detecting Gravitational Waves with GAIA
Tues 14th Nov Eric 1709.03459 Anna 1710.06394
Mon 20th Nov David K John 1711.00777 Emily 1711.05739
Tues 21st Nov Mary Kohei Inayoshi Jason High-precision abundances of elements in Kepler LEGACY stars. Verification of trends with stellar age.See also, The temporal evolution of neutron-capture elements in the Galactic discs
Mon 27th Nov Jim 1711.08044 Aleksey Andrew E
Tues 28th Nov Jules Energetic eruptions leading to a peculiar hydrogen-rich explosion of a massive star Andrew M Sarah 1711.04765
Mon 4th Dec Jeno Ena David Hendel
Tues 5th Dec Ruth Andrea Zephyr
Mon 11th Dec Brian Humensky Kathryn
next semester! Greg Jacqueline Tiffany Nick