Astro-ph Club -- Summer 2010

In the spirit of journal club, and as a way to keep up with Astro-ph, the "Astro-ph Club" will meet in the library on Thursdays at 11:00 am (following coffee).

People are not required to sign up, but we encourage that everyone try to bring one paper they read from Astro-ph that week. There will be NO projector, so come ready to draw and explain your favorite graph, or bring an extra copy of the important pictures if necessary. People should provide a quick summary (~10 minutes) in order to stimulate conversation on the paper topic.

This page will serve as a reference for the papers we discussed at each session.

Organized by Lia


DatePresenterPaper with link
June 10 Lia Cometary shaped sources at the Galactic Center - Evidence for a wind from the central 0.2 pc
Josh The Deceptively Boring PSR J1738+0333
Christine Exploring the Origin and Fate of the Magellanic Stream with Ultraviolet and Optical Absorption
June 17 Taka A large change in the predicted number of small halos due to a small amplitude oscillating inflaton potential
Lia Metallicity and Far-Infrared Luminosity of High Redshift Quasars
Yuan Detecting Star Formation in Brightest Cluster Galaxies with GALEX
Jon The Directly Imaged Planet around the Young Solar Analog 1RXS J160929.1-210524
Joe PS1 MDS Discovery of an Extragalactic Nova near NGC 4258
June 24 Neil The Discovery of the Most Metal-Rich White Dwarf: Composition of a Tidally Disrupted Extrasolar Dwarf Planet
Yuan HST FUV Observations of Brightest Cluster Galaxies: The Role of Star Formation in Cooling Flows and BCG Evolution
The Host Galaxies of Gamma-Ray Bursts II: A Mass-Metallicity Relation for Long-Duration Gamma-Ray Burst Host Galaxies
July 1 Lia Future management needs of a "software-driven" science community
Hsiao-Wen Chen http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010ApJ...714.1521C
Chris Thom Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) hot and hot halo results
David S. The GALEX Arecibo SDSS Survey II
Jules Switched magnetospheric regulation of pulsar spin-down
July 8 Canceled due to seminar
July 22 Kathryn J http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/1007.3493 Hyper-velocity star
Josh The exotic fraction among unassociated Fermi sources
Jacqueline Our Milky Way as a pure-disk galaxy-A challenge for galaxy formation
Jacqueline Precise black hole masses from megamaser disks: black hole-bulge relations at low mass
July 29 Arlin The R136 star cluster hosts several stars whose individual masses greatly exceed the accepted 150 Msun stellar mass limit
Lia A Variable Black Hole X-Ray Source in a NGC 1399 Globular Cluster
Jules / Jeff Direct Observation of the Cooling of the Cassiopeia A Neutron Star
August 5 Josh P. Interactive Visualization of the Largest Radioastronomy Cubes
Everyone Dimitar Sasselov: How we found hundreds of potential Earth-like planets
August 19 Jim An Emerging Class of Bright, Fast-evolving Supernovae with Low-mass Ejecta
August 26 Lia Dust grain growth in rho-Ophiuchi protoplanetary disks
Jim The dark matter density at the Sun's location
Kyle Three Mistakes in Pulsar Electrodynamics