Journal Club


Fall 2007


Contact:  Geoff Bower (gbower .at. astro.berkeley.edu)

Friday noon in 544 Campbell

August
31
Brian Metzger
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Josh Eisner
"Large-Scale Gravitational Instability and Star Formation in the Large
Magellanic Cloud" http://arxiv.org/abs/0708.3243
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"The Hot Inner Disk of FU Ori," Zhu et al., arXiv:0707.3429
September
7
Dan Perley
Nate Smith
"The potential for Earth-mass planet formation around brown dwarfs"
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2007, ApJ Letters, 665, L155 "The
Effect of Binarity on Stellar Rotation: Beyond the Reach of Tides", by
Soren et al.

14
Nia Imara
"Carbon-enhanced hyper-metal-poor stars and the stellar IMF at low
metallicity," by Jason Tumlinson (AJ, 665:1361-1370, 2007 August 20)

21
Melissa Enoch
Greg Howes
Formation Scenario for Wide and Close Binary Systems
Machida et al.
astro-ph 0709.2739
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"Strong Imbalanced Turbulence" by Beresnyak and Lazarian
http://arxiv.org/abs/0709.0554

28
Joe Converse
Ian Parrish
"Quasi-binarity of massive stars in young dense clusters - the case of the
ONC"
http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/0709/0709.4089v1.pdf
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"The Influence of Magnetic Field Geometry on the Evolution of
Black Hole Accretion Flows: Similar Disks, Drastically Different Jets" by
Kris Beckwith, John F. Hawley, and Julian H. Krolik.
astro-ph paper, arXiv:0709.3833
October
5
Mate Adamkovics
Steve Croft
Candidate Members and Age Estimate of the Family of Kuiper Belt  Object 2003 EL61
http://arxiv.org/abs/0709.0328
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Three episodes of jet activity in the FRII radio galaxy B0925+420
Brocksopp, Kaiser, Schoenmakers & de Bruyn
http://arxiv.org/abs/0709.4548

12
Dan Kocevski
Onsi Fakhouri
CANCELLED

19
Eric Huff
Andrew Wetzel
Aegis: New Evidence Linking Active Galactic Nuclei to the Quenching of Star Formation
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Measuring AGN Feedback with the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect

26
*Prajval Shastri*
Different Angles on AGN:  Some Empirical Tests of  the Unification Paradigm

Much of current AGN research is worked into the operating framework
of the 'Unification Paradigm', which is based on the notion that
orientation plays a dominant role
in the appearance of active galaxies. I will describe the results of a
variety of empirical tests of unification, in both the radio-loud and
radio-quiet regimes.
November
2
Jesse Leaman
Josh Peek
Supernova rates in the nearby universe... results of the Lick Observatory Supernova Search
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"Ram Pressure Stripping of an Isolated Local Group Dwarf Galaxy: Evidence for an Intra-Group Medium" astro-ph/0710.4582

9
Jon Arons
Katie Peek
Auger Results

16
*Paolo Mazzali* core-collapse SNe and GRBs

23
THANKSGIVING Break


30
Statia Luszcz
Kristen Shapiro
Detection of strong activity in the eclipsing binary brown dwarf 2MASS
J05352184-05485 - A possible explanation for the temperature reversal
A. Reiners, A. Seifahrt, K.G Stassun, C. Melo, R.D. Mathieu
arXiv:0711.0536v1 [astro-ph] 4 Nov 2007
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Planets in the Galactic Bulge (astro-ph/0711.4059)
December
7
Maryam Modjaz
Nicholas McConnell
arXiv:0711.3079

The effect of massive binaries on stellar populations and supernova 
progenitors

Authors: John J. Eldridge, Robert G. Izzard, Christopher A. Tout
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Searching for a Companion Star of Tycho's Type Ia Supernova with Optical
Spectroscopic Observations

2007, PASJ, 59, 811
ArXiv: 0706.3259

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Spring 2007
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