Below is a listing of speakers and topics from past semesters of journal club. You can use the table of contents at right to navigate.

Fall 2011 Schedule

Date Speaker Status Topic
8/26 Signup / organizational meeting
9/2 No Journal Club — Labor Day weekend
9/9 Eric Huff G Are SMBHs shrowded by "Super-Oort" clouds of comets and asteroids?
. Mike McCourt G Forming the lunar farside highlands by accretion of a companion moon
9/16
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9/23 Janos Botyanszki G Circumstellar Material in Type Ia Supernovae via Sodium Absorption Features
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9/30 James McBride G A close nuclear black-hole pair in the spiral galaxy NGC 3393
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10/7
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10/14 Jon Pober G 21 cm observation of LSS at z~1 Instrument sensitivity and foreground subtraction
. Jacob Lynn G Super-Eccentric Migrating Jupiters
10/21 Jason Dexter P Observing Lense-Thirring Precession in Tidal Disruption Flares
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10/28 Karto Keating G Electric Dipole Radiation from Spinning Dust Grains
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11/4 Kartik Kumar G Kepler-16: A Transiting Circumbinary Planet ; Spin-Orbit Alignment for the Circumbinary Planet Host Kepler-16 A
. Brad Cenko P A revised view of the transient radio sky
11/11 No Journal Club — Veteran's Day
11/18 Statia Luszcz G Are we headed for another Little Ice Age? 1 2 3
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11/25 No Journal Club — Thanksgiving
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12/2 Eileen Meyer V TBA
. Full-hour talk

Spring 2011 Schedule

Date Speaker Status Topic
Jan 21 Charlie Conroy Job Candidate The Stellar Initial Mass Function Is Not Universal
Administration Speaker Sign-Up
Jan 28 Eugene Chiang F Inflating Hot Jupiters with Ohmic Dissipation (Batygin & Stevenson, 2010)
Chat Hull G Probing Reionization with Intensity Mapping of Molecular and Fine Structure Lines (Gong et al, 2011)
An intensity map of hydrogen 21-cm emission at redshift z ≈ 0.8 (Chang et al, 2010)
Feb 4 Lucianne Walkowicz P Getting Started with Kepler Data
Therese Jones G Physics of Coevolution of Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes (Cen, 2011)
Feb 11 Dave DeBoer R Intensity mapping of molecular gas during cosmic reionization (Carilli, 2011)
Sloane Wiktorowicz P Images of a fourth planet orbiting HR 8799 (Marois et al., 2010)
Feb 18 Phil Hopkins P Feedback in Luminous Obscured Quasars (Greene et al., 2011)
Mike Wong R Oxygen flux in the solar wind: Ulysses observations (von Steiger et al., 2010)
Feb 25 Brendon Brewer Visitor Non-JC visitor seminar: “Direct Modelling of Reverberation Mapping Data”
Mar 4 No journal club; prospective student visit
Mar 11 Peter Williams G Insights into the High-energy γ-ray Emission of Markarian 501 from Extensive Multifrequency Observations in the Fermi Era (Abdo et al., 2011)
Nathan Roth G Three-dimensional simulation of massive star formation in the disk accretion scenario (Kuiper et al., 2011)
Mar 18 Ken Shen P Prelude to a double degenerate merger: the onset of mass transfer and its impact on gravitational waves and surface detonations (Dan et al., 2011)
Mo Ganesh G Broad-Line Reverberation in the Kepler-Field Seyfert Galaxy ZW 229-015 (Barth et al., 2011)
Mar 25 No Journal Club: Spring Break
Apr 1 Josh Bloom F Radio transients from stellar tidal disruption by massive black holes (Giannios & Metzger, 2011)
Jacob Lynn G Evidence for Particle Acceleration to the Knee of the Cosmic Ray Spectrum in Tycho's Supernova Remnant (Eriksen et al., 2011)
Apr 8 Amber Bauermeister G Testing the comet nature of main belt comets. The spectra of 133P/Elst-Pizarro and 176P/LINEAR (Licandro et al., 2011)
cancellation
Apr 15 Josiah Schwab G Supernova Fallback onto Magnetars and Propeller-Powered Supernovae (Piro & Ott, 2011)
Matt George G Water Masers in the Andromeda Galaxy: The First Step Toward Proper Motion (Darling, 2011)
Apr 22 Meredith Hughes P IR variability in disks with gaps and holes: caused by planets? (Espaillat et al, 2011)
Jonnie Pober G The first (nearly) model-independent constraint on the neutral hydrogen fraction at z~5--6 (McGreer et al., 2011)
Apr 29 Máté Ádámkovics Rockstar On the formation location of Uranus and Neptune as constrained by dynamical and chemical models of comets (Kavelaars et al., 2011)
TBD

Fall 2010 Schedule

Date Speaker Status Topic
Sep 3 James McBride G Intense star formation within resolved compact regions in a galaxy at z = 2.3 & The Properties of the Interstellar Medium within a Star-Forming Galaxy at z=2.3
(no 2nd speaker)
Sep 10 Jeff Silverman G UC Berkeley Astronomy Public Outreach
(no 2nd speaker)
Sep 17 Cancelled
Sep 24 Matt McQuinn P Nonspherical similarity solutions for dark halo formation
Adam Miller G The bulk of the black hole growth since z~1 occurs in a secular universe: No merger-AGN connection
Oct 1 Chung-Pei Ma F Everything you wanted to know about publishing …
Paul Kalas F … and more
Oct 8 Margaret Pan P On the size distribution of supernova remnants in the Magellanic Clouds
Katie Silverio G Habitable Climates: The Influence of Eccentricity
Oct 15 Guest Speaker Steve Rawlings (Oxford)
Oct 22 Nicholas McConnell G Quasars Hosting 10^10 Solar-Mass Black Holes
Mike Kuhlen P Computational Eulerian hydrodynamics and Galilean invariance
Oct 29 Brad Cenko P A Substantial Population of Low Mass Stars in Luminous Elliptical Galaxies
Chris Klein G Revisiting the Hubble sequence in the SDSS DR7 spectroscopic sample: a publicly available bayesian automated classification
Nov 5 Mario Riquelme P Particle Acceleration on Megaparsec Scales in a Merging Galaxy Cluster
Francesca Fornasini G The Origin and Shaping of Planetary Nebulae: Putting the Binary Hypothesis to the Test
Nov 12 Sarah Newman G Metallicity Gradients in High-Redshift Galaxies: Evidence for Filamentary Accretion?: Jones et al 2010, Cresci et al 2010
Ken Shen P Canceled due to sickness
Nov 19 Erik Petigura G A two-solar-mass neutron star measured using Shapiro delay
Genevieve Graves P The Ages of Type Ia Supernova Progenitors
Dec 3 Adam Morgan G Discovery of z ~ 8 Galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field from Ultra-Deep WFC3/IR Observations
Antonino Cucchiara P The Brightest Of Reionizing Galaxies Survey: Design and Preliminary Results
Dec 10 Guest Speaker Brooks Hanson (Science): “Top ten reasons to be worried about the future of scientific publishing”

Spring 2010 Schedule

Original data live on lyra. For posterity, a list of speakers in alphabetical order. Asterisks denote external speakers.

  • Vardha Bennert (*)
  • Bethany Cobb
  • Helene Flohic (*)
  • Matt George
  • Chat Hull
  • Stephen Kane (*)
  • Pat Kelly (*)
  • Heather Knutson
  • Mike McCourt
  • Adam Morgan
  • Sarah Newman
  • Jonnie Pober
  • Emily Rice (*)
  • Josh Shiode
  • Anand Sivaramakrishnan (*)

Fall 2009 Schedule

Original data live on lyra. For posterity, a list of speakers in alphabetical order. Asterisks denote external speakers.

  • Brad Cenko
  • Jessie Christiansen (*)
  • Moshe Elitzur (*)
  • Genevieve Graves
  • Assaf Horesh (*)
  • Casey Law
  • Aaron Lee
  • Yu-Qing Lou (*)
  • Chun Ly (*)
  • Matt McQuinn
  • Don Neill (*)
  • Tony Piro
  • Tuan Do (*)

Spring 2009 Schedule

Original data live on lyra. For posterity and nagging purposes, an alphabetical list of speakers. External speakers denoted with an asterisk.

  • Katey Alatalo
  • Niccoló Bucciantini
  • Bethany Cobb
  • Mo Ganesh
  • Chat Hull
  • Jens Kauffmann (*)
  • Christopher Klein
  • Alex Larzarian (*)
  • Adam Miller
  • Yookyung Noh
  • Ian Parrish
  • Josh Shiode
  • Jeff Silverman

Fall 2008 Student Speakers

This list, and those following (that is, going back in time), are derived from the tables on lyra, which seem to have been prepared by Joe Converse. Non-students probably spoke too.

  • Joe Converse
  • Charles Hansen
  • Nicholas McConnell
  • Katie Peek
  • Jeff Silverman

Spring 2008 Student Speakers

  • Amber Bauermeister
  • Onsi Fakhouri
  • Mo Ganesh
  • Therese Jones
  • James McBride
  • Brian Metzger
  • Adam Miller
  • Stella Offner
  • Andrew Siemion
  • Thea Steele
  • Linda Strubbe
  • Peter Williams

Fall 2007 Student Speakers

  • Joe Converse
  • Eric Huff
  • Nia Imara
  • Statia Luszcz
  • Nicholas McConnell
  • Brian Metzger
  • Yookyung Noh
  • Katie Peek
  • Dan Perley
  • Kristen Shapiro
  • Andrew Wetzel

Spring 2007 Student Speakers

  • Onsi Fakhouri
  • Eric Huff
  • Nia Imara
  • Holly Maness
  • Brian Metzger
  • Katie Peek
  • Dan Perley
  • Kristen Shapiro
  • Jeff Silverman
  • Linda Strubbe

Fall 2006 Student Speakers

  • Katey Alatalo
  • Holly Maness
  • Brian Metzger
  • Stella Offner
  • Dan Perley
  • Karin Sandstrom

Spring 2006 Student Speakers

  • Linda Strubbe

Fall 2005 Student Speakers

Rosters before this semester are lost to antiquity.

  • Joe Converse
  • Charles Hansen
  • Brian Metzger
  • Katie Peek
  • Dan Perley
  • Karin Sandstrom
  • Kristen Shapiro
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