Journal Club - Spring 2008

Friday's, 12:10 PM, Campbell Hall, Room 544
Instructor: Paul Kalas
Jan.
18
David Barrado y Navascues (visitor)

cancelled

25 Celine Eminian (visitor)
Physical interpretation of the near-infrared colours of low redshift galaxies - abstract
Feb. 1 Brian Metger (student)

"Asymmetry in Supernova Explosions from Late-Time Spectroscopy" by Maeda et al.

"Double-Peaked Oxygen Lines are not Rare in Nebula Spectra of Core-Collapse Supernova"
by Modjaz et al.

8 Huub Rottgering (visitor)
LOFAR - Opening up a New Window on the Universe - abstract
  15 Joeri van Leeuwen (postdoc) "A Bright Millisecond Radio Burst of Extragalactic Origin", Lorimer et al. 2007, Science, 318, 777
22 Stella Offner (student)
"The Nature of the Dense Core Population in the Pipe Nebula"
  29 Adam Miller (student)
"The distance to the Galactic Centre based on Population-II Cepheids and RR Lyrae stars" by Groenewegen et al. astro-ph/0801.2652
March 7 Dovi Poznanski (postdoc)

"Cosmology with Type II-P Supernovae"

and

"Discovery & Non-Discovery of the Progenitor of Type Ia SN 2007on"
Voss & Nelemans, Nature 2008, 451, 14, AND Roelofs, Bassa, Voss, Nelemans, astro-ph/0802.2097

  14 Onsi Fakhouri (student)

"The contribution of star formation and merging to stellar mass buildup in galaxies" by Drory & Alvarez

21 Peter Williams (student)

"The Disk Around CoKu Tau/4: Circumbinary, not Transitional"
by M. J. Ireland and A. L. Kraus. http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.2044

April 4

Mo Ganesh (student)

 

Dan Kocevski (postdoc)

Galaxy Zoo: The large-scale spin statistics of spiral galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey"
Land et al.
http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/0803.3247

Observations of the Naked-Eye GRB 080319B: Implications of Nature's Brightest Explosion"
Bloom et al.
http://fr.arxiv.org/abs/0803.3215

 

11 Amber Bauermeister (student)

The Assembly of Galaxy Clusters

Berrier et al.

http://arxiv.org/abs/0804.0426

  18 Andrew West (Postdoc)

Southern Infrared Proper Motion Survey III: Constraining the mass function of low mass stars

N.R. Deacon, G. Nelemans, & N. C. Hambly

http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/0804.2455

  25 Linda Strubbe (student)

"The Orbital Poles of Milky Way Satellite Galaxies: A Rotationally Supported Disk of Satellites"

Metz, Kroupa & Libeskind astro-ph/0802.3899

May 2 Louis-Benoit Desroches (student)

Damped Lyman Alpha Systems in Galaxy Simulations

Pontzen et al

  9 Thea Steele (student)

In situ formation of the massive stars around SgrA*

Mapelli et al. http://arxiv.org/abs/0805.0185

       
       

Journal Club at the UCB Astronomy Department is open to everyone and consists of oral presentations that generally focus on the recent astronomical literature. Since the audience is composed of students, postdocs, researchers, faculty and visitors, the presenters are given a rare opportunity to interact with a broad spectrum of the department.

The aims of Journal Club are to: (1) Develop every speaker's ability to analyze an critique modern research efforts; (2) Enable exploration of topics outside one's immediate research interests; (3) Hone presentation skills, including the ability to field questions from the audience.

UCB Astronomy graduate students are expected to give at least one Journal Club presentation during each academic year, except the first year and the final year. Given that it takes an average of six years to obtain a doctoral degree at UCB, graduate students should expect to give at least four Journal Club presentations. Postdocs are also encouraged to give at least one Journal Club presentation.

 

Student Journal Club Record
Student Fall 05

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Alatalo, K. ('06)    
X
Bauermeister, A. ('06)    
X
Butler, S. ('07)    
Comerford, J. ('02)    
Converse, J. ('04)
X
 
X
Desroches, L.-B. ('02)    
X
Fakhouri, O. ('04)    
X
X
Foley, R. ('02)    
Ganeshalingam,M. ('06)    
X
Hagan, B. (Phys)    
Hansen, C. ('04)
X
 
Huff, E. ('04)    
X
X
Imara, N. ('03)    
X
X
Laver, C. ('02)    
X
Leaman, J. ('02)
X
 
X
Levine, E. ('02)
X
 
Luszcz, S. ('06)    
X
Maness, H. ('04)    
X
X
Martin, S. ('99)    
McConnell, N. ('06)    
X
Metzger, B. (Phys)
X
 
X
X
X
X
Miller, A. ('07)    
X
Murray-Clay, R. ('02)
X
 
X
X
Noh, Y. ('07)    
X
Offner, S. (Phys)    
X
X
Parsons, A. ('04)
X
 
Goldston-Peek, J. ('02)
X
 
X
X
Peek, K. ('03)
X
 
X
X
Perley, D. ('04)
X
 
X
X
X
Ramos-Stierle, F. ('04)
X
 
X
Robinshaw, T. ('99)    
X
Sandstrom, K. ('02)
X
 
X
Shapiro, K. ('04)
X
 
X
X
Shiode, J. ('07)    
Silverman, J. ('05)    
X
Steele, T. ('08)          
X
             
Strubbe, L. ('03)
   
X
X
Treaster, A. ('06)    
Wetzel, A. ('05)    
X
Williams, P. ('06)    
X
Wong, D. ('03)