MKI Journal Club Schedule, Spring 2012

MKI Journal Club meets semester Fridays at noon in the Marlar Lounge (building 37, room 252).
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10 February
Abraham Nebin Busti et al., Constraining the dark energy and smoothness parameter with SNe Ia and Gamma-Ray Bursts 1202.0449
Frederick Baganoff Gillessen et al., A gas cloud on its way towards the super-massive black hole in the Galactic Centre 1112.3264
17 February
Katherine Deck Yanqin Wu & Yoram Lithwick, Ohmic Heating Suspends, not Reverses, the Cooling Contraction of Hot Jupiters 1202.0026
Eric Miller Menanteau et al., The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: ACT-CL J0102-4915 "El Gordo," a Massive Merging Cluster at Redshift 0.87 1109.0953
24 February
Adam Anderson Cappellari et al., A systematic variation of the stellar initial mass function in early-type galaxies 1202.3308
2 March
John Rutherford Dombard et al., Delayed formation of the equatorial ridge on Iapetus from a sub-satellite created in a giant impact
Josh Winn Fabrycky et al., Architecture of Kepler's Multi-transiting Systems: II. New investigations with twice as many candidates 1202.6328
9 March
Jessamyn Allen Camilo et al., PSR J1841-0500: a radio pulsar that mostly is not there 1111.5870
Paul Schechter Cassan et al., One or more bound planets per Milky Way star from microlensing observations 1202.0903
16 March
David Hernandez Geraint F. Lewis & Pim van Oirschot, How does the Hubble Sphere limit our view of the Universe? 1203.0032
Herman Marshall Tavecchio et al., Evidence for an axion-like particle from PKS 1222+216? 1202.6529
23 March
Greg Dooley A. Del Popolo & V.F. Cardone, Statistical properties of the dark matter haloes of dwarf galaxies and correlations with the environment 1203.3377
Bryce Croll Janson et al., Infrared Non-detection of Fomalhaut b -- Implications for the Planet Interpretation 1201.4388
6 April
Cameron Cogburn Ayumu Terukina & Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Gas density profile in dark matter halo in chameleon cosmology 1203.6163
Laura Lopez Strader et al., No Evidence for Intermediate-Mass Black Holes in Globular Clusters: Strong Constraints from the JVLA 1203.6352
13 April
Aaron Ewall-Wice Kaitlin M. Kratter & Hagai B. Oerets, Star Hoppers: Planet Instability and Capture in Evolving Binary Systems 1204.2014
Bernard Burke Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Case for Space, appearing in Foreign Affairs, March/April 2012
27 April
Peter Sullivan Boley et al., Constraining the Planetary System of Fomalhaut Using High-Resolution ALMA Observations 1204.0007
Peter Ford Lissauer et al., Obliquity variations of a moonless Earth
4 May
Ileyk El Mellah Masahiro Ikoma & Yasunori Hori, In-situ Accretion of Hydrogen-Rich Atmospheres on Short-Period Super-Earths: Implications for the Kepler-11 Planets 1204.5302
Daniel Castro Foley et al., Linking Type Ia Supernova Progenitors and their Resulting Explosions 1203.2916
11 May
Roberto Sanshis Ojeda Socrates et al., Super-Eccentric Migrating Jupiters 1110.1644
Rebekah I. Dawson & John Asher Johnson, The Photoeccentric Effect and Proto-Hot-Jupiters I. Measuring photometric eccentricities of individual transiting planets 1203.5537
Simona Vegetti Updates and highlights from the "First Galaxies and Faint Dwarfs" Conference in February 2012