MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research

MKI Journal Club meets semester Fridays at noon in the Marlar Lounge (building 37, room 252).

Journal Club Schedule, Spring 2018


Journal Club Guidelines

One-hour meetings consist of 15 minutes' pizza-eating and socializing, followed by 2 15-minute talks on current papers of interest (astro-ph is fine). Five minutes are allowed for questions after each talk. All MKI faculty, research staff, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students are invited to present a paper of their choice. Students are encouraged to seek approval of their paper by a faculty member before presenting it. Usually the first talk in a session is given by a graduate student and the second talk by a research scientist, faculty member, or postdoc.

The aim of the journal club is threefold:

To schedule a talk, please contact a member of the Journal Club Committee.

A possible form for a ten-minute talk (courtesy Ed Bertschinger) is outlined here.

Speakers often present papers relevant to the following week's Astrophysics Colloquium or Physics Colloquium.