MKI Journal Club Schedule, Fall 2015

MKI Journal Club meets semester Fridays at noon in the Marlar Lounge (building 37, room 252).
Click on a paper's title to download and view it.
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11 September
Meet and Greet
18 September
Speaker: Alex Ji Article: Jiang & Bosch, Comprehensive Assessment of the Too-Big-to-Fail Problem
Speaker: Sarah Ballard Article: Volk & Gladman, Consolidating and Crushing Exoplanets: Did it happen here?
25 September
Speaker: Liang Yu Article: Boyajian et al, Planet Hunters X. KIC 8462852 - Where's the Flux?
Speaker: Paul Schechter Article: van Dokkum et al, Forming Compact Massive Galaxies
2 October
Speaker: David Goldfinger Article: Ulbricht et al, Highly Multiplexible Thermal Kinetic Inductance Detectors for X-ray Imaging Sectroscopy
Speaker: John Belcher Article: Gurnett et al, PRECURSORS TO INTERSTELLAR SHOCKS OF SOLAR ORIGIN
9 October
Speaker: Keaton Burns Article: Greer et al, HELIOSEISMIC IMAGING OF FAST CONVECTIVE FLOWS THROUGHOUT THE NEAR-SURFACE SHEAR LAYER
Speaker: Josh Winn Article: Lopez & Fortney, Re-inflated Warm Jupiters Around Red Giants
16 October
Speaker: Fei Dai Article: Barnes et al, Comparative Habitability of Transiting Exoplanets
Speaker: Lia Corrales Article: Highlights from the Inclusive Astronomy 2015 conference
23 October
Speaker: Jeff Zheng Article: Liu et al, Eliminating the optical depth nuisance from the CMB with 21 cm cosmology
Speaker: Rob Simcoe Article: Huang et al, Characterizing the Chemically-Enriched Circumgalactic Medium of ~38000 Luminous Red Galaxies in SDSS DR12
30 October
Speaker: Reed Essick Article: Rodriguez et al, Binary Black Hole Mergers from Globular Clusters: Implications for Advanced LIGO
Speaker: Mike Nowak Article: Elvis, Issues with the High Definition Space Telescope (HDST) ExoEarth Biosignature Case: A Critique of the 2015 AURA Report 'From Cosmic Birth to Living Earths: the future of UVOIR Astronomy
6 November
Speaker: Hang Yu Article: Bernuzzi et al, Modeling the dynamics of tidally-interacting binary neutron stars up to merger
Speaker: Zach Berta-Thompson Article: Stern et al, The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons
13 November
Speaker: Jessamyn Allen Article: Miller et al, Powerful, Rotating Disk Winds from Stellar-mass Black Holes
Speaker: Rahul Kannan Article: Sawala et al, The APOSTLE simulations: solutions to the Local Group's cosmic puzzles
20 November
Speaker: Aaron Buikema Article: The LISA Pathfinder Mission
Speaker: Olek Sadowski Article: Kohei Inayoshi, Zoltan Haiman, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Hyper-Eddington accretion flows onto massive black holes
27 November
No Journal Club
4 December
Speaker: Ryan McKinnon Article: Goldbaum et al, Mass Transport and Turbulence in Gravitationally Unstable Disk Galaxies. I: The Case of Pure Self-Gravity
Speaker: Hans Moritz Guenther Article: Sanna et al, Velocity and magnetic fields within 1000 AU of a massive YSO

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