Journal Club - Fall 2008

Friday's, 12:10 PM, Campbell Hall, Room 544
Instructor: Paul Kalas
Sep.
 

 

  19 Brad Cenko (postdoc)

"The death of massive stars - I. Observational constraints on the progenitors of type II-P supernovae"

Smartt et al. (astro-ph/0809.0403)

26 Tony Piro (postdoc)

What Makes an Accretion-Powered Millisecond Pulsar?
Feryal Ozel (astro-ph/0809.0509)

Oct. 3

Phil Chang (postdoc)

Hydrodynamic stability and mode coupling in Keplerian flows: local strato-rotational analysis

A. G. Tevzadze et al. (astro-ph//0710.3648)

10

Jeffrey Silverman (student)

 

Kevin Bundy (postdoc)

The Biggest and Smallest Planets Ever Observed or A Planet By Any Other Name...

Transiting exoplanets from the CoRoT space mission VI. CoRoT-Exo-3b: The first secure inhabitant of the brown dwarf desert (astro-ph/0810.0919)
IAU Planet Definition: Some Confusions and Their Modifications (astro-ph/0810.0993)

Do We Understand Galaxy Morphology?

Galaxy Morphology in the LCDM Cosmology (Parry, Eke, & Frenk 2008, arXiv0806.4189)

 

 

  17

Joe Converse (student)

Máté Ádámkovics (postdoc)

SDSSJ092712.65+294344.0: NGC 1275 at z=0.7? Explaining the astrophysics of a title with more numbers than letters: Heckman et al. (link) & Shields et al. (link)

"The depth of the convective boundary layer on Mars"

Hinson et al. (link)

  24 Charles Hansen (student)

Dichotomy in the Dynamical Status of Massive Cores in Orion

http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/0810.2515

  29 Omer Bromberg (guest)
Recollimation and Focusing of Relativistic Radiative Jets.
Nov. 7 Rik Williams (guest)

The growth of quiescent galaxies over the past 11 Gyr

14 RAL Conference

No Journal Club

  21

Katie Peek (student)

Matteo Cantiello (guest)

Improved Age Estimation for Solar-Type Dwarfs
Using Activity-Rotation Diagnostics (Mamajeck & Hillenbrand) link

Hot Massive Stars: observable consequences of sub-surface convection

Dec. 5

Sloane Wiktoriwicz (postdoc)

First detection of polarized scattered light from an exoplanetary atmosphere, Berdyugina et al. 2008, ApJ, 673, L83

  12

Nicholas McConnell (student)

Uros Seljak (faculty)

 

Pairing of SMBHs in Unequal-Mass Galaxy Mergers, Callegari et al. http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/0811.0615

The Science Impact of Astronomy PhD Granting Departments in the United States, Kinney, http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/0811.0311

     

 

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
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Alatalo, K. ('06)    
X
Bauermeister, A. ('06)    
X
Butler, S. ('07)    
Comerford, J. ('02)    
Converse, J. ('04)
X
 
X
X
Fakhouri, O. ('04)    
X
X
Ganeshalingam,M. ('06)    
X
George, M. ('08)    
Hansen, C. ('04)
X
 
X
Huff, E. ('04)    
X
X
Hull, C. ('08)                          
Imara, N. ('03)    
X
X
Klein, C. ('08)    
Lee, A. ('08)
 
Luszcz, S. ('06)    
X
Maness, H. ('04)    
X
X
Martin, S. ('99)    
McConnell, N. ('06)    
X
X
Mc Court, M. ('08)                          
Metzger, B. (Phys)
X
 
X
X
X
X
Miller, A. ('07)    
X
Morgan, A. ('08)
 
Newman, S. ('08)                          
Noh, Y. ('07)    
X
Offner, S. (Phys)    
X
X
Parsons, A. ('04)
X
 
Peek, K. ('03)
X
 
X
X
X
Perley, D. ('04)
X
 
X
X
X
Pober, J. ('08)
 
Sandstrom, K. ('02)
X
 
X
Shapiro, K. ('04)
X
 
X
X
Shiode, J. ('07)    
Semion, A. ('08)                          
Silverman, J. ('05)    
X
X
Steele, T. ('08)          
X
             
Strubbe, L. ('03)
  X
X
X
Viscomi, V. ('08)    
Wetzel, A. ('05)    
X
Williams, P. ('06)    
X
Wong, D. ('03)