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!)
* Tuesdays 415pm-445pm and Thursdays 1130am-noon in 1402 (strictly starting/ending on time)
* Bring your own coffee/tea on Tuesdays
* astro-ph on Thursdays is preceded by coffee
* Three 10-min spots "assigned" to volunteers on roster below on a rotating basis
* Bhawna/Aliya/David K will chair - please self-assign another if they are absent
* Bhawna (Tues) and Aliya (Thurs) to be in charge of setting up (ready to go on time) and taking down the computer/projector (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. (Email Kathryn - kvj@astro - with problems.)

Paper Presenter Roster - Please update your availability, remove your name entirely to opt out or add your name if you would like to be included.
[name] = Unavailable this semester
name [T] = Tuesday only
name [Th] = Thursday only

Faculty/Research Scientists: Jim Appelgate, Greg Bryan [T], Zoltan Haiman, Jules Halpern, David Helfand [Th], [Kathryn Johnston], David Kipping, Brian Metzger, Melissa Ness, Jerry Ostriker, [Frits Paerels], Joe Patterson, Mary Putman, David Schiminovich, Lorenzo Sironi, Jacqueline van Gorkom, Slavko Bogdanov, Eric Gotthelf, Mike Hahn [Th], Jeno Sokoloski

Postdocs: Jennifer Barnes, John Brewer, Ena Choi [Th], Luca Comisso, Statia Cook, Azadeh Keivani, Tarun Ruchandani, Nick Stone

Grads: Matthew Abruzzo, Aliya Babul, Jorge Cortes, Daniel De Felippis, Andrea Derdzinski, Andrew Emerick, Rose Gibson, Sarah Hale, Avery Kim [T], Mihir Kulkarni [Th], Adrian Lucy, Brian Lu, Moiya Mc Tier, Nicole Melso, Steven Mohammed, Bhawna Motwani, Emily Sandford, Navin Sridhar, Alex Teachey, Aaron Tran, Adam Wheeler, Tomer Yavetz, Jose Zorrilla [Th]


Date paper 1 paper 2 paper 3
Jan 31st Zoltan Haiman Wise et al. 1901.07563 Emily Sandford 1901.09719 Eric Gotthelf????.?????
Feb 5th Mihir Kulkarni 1902.00030 Matthew Abruzzo 1812.10496 Joe Patterson ????.?????
Feb 7th Andrew Emerick Schonrich & Weinberg 2019 Jorge Cortes 1901.09468
Feb 12th Aaron Tran 1901.06289 Jason Curtis ????.????? Sarah Hale ????.?????
Feb 14th CAL ARC no astro-ph CAL ARC
Feb 19th Melissa Ness ????.????? Brian Lu 1902.03663 Nicole Melso ????.?????
Feb 21st Jules Halpern 1902.04163 Luca Comisso 1902.04019 Daniel DeFelippis? 1902.05554 IG
Feb 26th Avery Kim 1901.10943 Bhawna Motwani ????.????? Jerry Ostriker ????.?????
Feb 28th Azadeh Keivani 1902.09496 Jeno Sokoloski ????.????? Jose Zorrilla 1902.09797
March 5th ????.????? Steven Mohammed ????.????? Jim Applegate ????.?????
March 7th ????.????? Ena Choi ????.????? ????.?????
March 12th Alex Teachey 1903.01478 Mary Putman ????.????? ????.?????
March 14th David Helfand ????.????? Mike Hahn 1808.05951 Aliya Babul ????.?????
March 26th Greg Bryan 1903.06178 Tiffany Jansen ????.????? Statia Cook ????.?????
March 28th Navin Sridhar 1902.07730 Andrea Derdzinski ????.????? Jennifer Barnes ????.?????
April 2nd Brian Metzger ????.????? Slavko Bogdanov????.????? ????.?????
April 4th David Kipping ????.????? John Brewer 1903.08186
April 9th David Schiminovich 1904.03211.pdf 1904.03185.pdf Lorenzo Sironi 1904.02720
April 11th Kohei Ichikawa ????.????? Tarun Ruchandani 1806.01871 ????.?????
April 16th Adam Wheeler ????.????? Tomer Yavetz 1904.04939 Joe Patterson 1904.04311
April 18th ????.????? ????.????? ????.?????
April 23rd ????.????? ????.????? ????.?????
April 25th ????.????? ????.????? ????.?????