Astronomy Journal Club / Spring 2010

Journal club is held in the 14th floor library of Pupin, every Friday beginning at 11:00 am. Please feel free to sign up for open spots below. Also, please post a link to your paper by the preceding Wednesday so people can download a copy beforehand.

Two papers will be presented each week and we would like a mix of students, faculty and post-docs to present. Ideally each week one student and one faculty member/post-doc will present. We will have a projector and laptop available to project a copy of your paper. You may also prepare a powerpoint presentation on your topic if you'd like, but it is not required. Although we are not requiring a presentation, speakers are reminded that is important for them to provide background and context for their paper.

Organized by Christine

DatePresenterPaper with linkComments and annotations
Jan 29 Josh Probing Millisecond Pulsar Emission Geometry Using Light Curves from the Fermi/Large Area Telescope
Jules A quasar companion to the puzzling quasar SDSS J0927+2943
Feb 5 @ 1:30pm Joo Gas circulation and galaxy evolution
Jacqueline Metal transport by gas sloshing in M87
Feb 12 David S. Chemodynamics of Compact Stellar Systems in NGC 5128: How similar are Globular Clusters, Ultra-Compact Dwarfs, and Dwarf Galaxies?
may reference Modeling the Metallicity Distribution of Globular Clusters
and briefly comment on Capture and Annihilation of Dark Matter in Milky Way Globular Clusters
Christine Deriving Metallicities From the Integrated Spectra of Extragalactic Globular Clusters Using the Near-Infrared Calcium Triplet
Feb 19 Big Apple Colloquium. No Journal Club.
Feb 26 Yuan Canceled due to storm
Mar 5 Jia Identification of the emission bands at 6830, 7088 A & Raman scattering as a diagnostic possibility in astrophysics
Duane The dynamical state of the Globular Cluster M10 (NGC 6254)
Mar 12 Maureen Long-term Evolution of Protostellar and Protoplanetary Disks. I. Outbursts
Ryan The Impact of Dark Matter Cusps and Cores on the Satellite Galaxy Population around Spiral Galaxies
Mar 19 Spring Break. No Journal Club.
Mar 26 open
Apr 2 Yuan The Quasar Accretion Disk Size -- Black Hole Mass Relation
Apr 9 Lia X-Ray Halos and Large Grains in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium
Apr 16 Jeff A Radio Pulsar/X-ray Binary Link
David S. A multiscale approach to environment and its influence on the colour distribution of galaxies
Apr 23 Lia On time dilation in quasar lightcurves Led by Lia. Christine out sick.
Apr 30 Cameron Dark matter response to galaxy formation
Christine Satellite galaxies in hydrodynamical simulations of Milky Way sized galaxies
May 7 open