Journal Club – Fall 2012

Date Title Speaker
August 29, 2012 “Diffusive Cosmic-ray Acceleration in Sagittarius A*” by Marco Fatuzzo and Fulvio Melia. Matthew Richardson
September 5, 2012 “Improved spectroscopic parameters for transiting planet hosts” (Torres et al. 2012) Dr. Yilen Gómez Maqueo Chew
September 12, 2012 “A first application of the Alcock-Paczynski test to stacked cosmic voids” (Sutter et al. 2012) Qingqing Mao
September 19, 2012

“Did that star just eat a planet?!  BD+48 740, a giant star that may
have engulfed part of its planetary system”

M. Adamów et al. 2012

Trey Mack
September 26, 2012 Eccentric disc instability in stellar discs formed from inspiralling gas clouds in the Galactic Centre Meagan Lang
October 3, 2012 “Does the dwarf galaxy system of the Milky Way originate from Andromeda?”
Fouquet et al. 2012
Lauren Palladino
October 10, 2012 “Ultraluminous X-ray Sources in the Antennae Galaxies.”  Poutanen et al., 2012 Deatrick Foster
October 17, 2012 “Tides and Magnetic Fields in Hot Jupiter Systems” Evgenya Shkolnik
October 24, 2012 ”The Effect of Environment on Discs and Bulges” C. N. Lackner and J. E. Gunn Baile Li
October 31, 2012

“SHAM Beyond Clustering:
New Tests of Galaxy-Halo Abundance Matching with Galaxy Groups”               Hearin et al. 2012

Jennifer Piscionere
November 7, 2012 “Eclipsing Post Common Envelope Binaries from the Catalina Surveys”
Parsons et al
Caitlin Byrd-Fisher
November 14, 2012 “Kickstarting Reionization with the First Black Holes: the effects of second-order perturbation theory in pre-reionization volumes” (Holley-Bockelmann, Wise and Sinha 2012) Daniel Sissom

November 27, 2012

“Martian Surface Heat Production and Crustal Heat Flow from Mars Odyssey Gamma-Ray Spectrometry.” B.C. Hahn, S.M.McLennan, and E.C. Klein

Rose Perea

November 28, 2012

“Measurements of the Sun’s High Latitude Meridional Circulation” Rightmire-Upton, et al. 2012 Lisa Rightmire-Upton
December 5, 2012 Stellar Activity: An Impediment to Planet Detection and A New Window
on Stellar Astrophysics
Fabienne Bastien

Talks from special visitors are highlighted in red.  Talks at non-standard times or locations are highlighted in blue.

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