MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research

MKI Journal Club Schedule, Spring 2008

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

Click on a speaker's name to visit their home page. Click on an author's name to download and view their paper.

8 February
Max Tegmark: C. L. Reichardt et al, "High resolution CMB power spectrum from the complete ACBAR data set"
Ben Cain: Sanghamitra Deb, David M. Goldberg & Vede J. Ramdass, "Reconstruction of Cluster Masses using Particle Based Lensing I: Application to Weak Lensing"
15 February
MKI Postdoc Symposium: no Journal Club.
22 February
John Belcher: E. C. Stone et al, "Voyager 2 finds an asymmetric termination shock and explores the heliosheath beyond"
Jeff Blackburne: James Binney, "Fitting orbits to tidal streams"
29 February
Paul Schechter: X.-X. Xue, H.-W. Rix et al., "The Milky Way's Curve to 60kpc and an Estimate of the Dark Matter Halo Mass from Kinematics of ~2500 SDSS Blue Horizontal Branch Stars"
Ben Monreal: Weidenspointner et al., "An asymmetric distribution of positrons in the Galactic disk revealed by gamma-rays"
7 March
Scott Hughes: Weinberg and Quataert, "Nonlinear saturation of g-modes in proto-neutron stars: quieting the acoustic engine"
Aidan Crook: Loeb & Narayan, "Dynamical Constraints on the Local Group from the CMB and 2MRS Dipoles"
14 March
Paola Rebusco: Voss & Nelemans, "Discovery of the progenitor of the type Ia supernova 2007on"
Sarah Vigeland: Wu et al., "Milky Way potentials in CDM and MOND. Is the Large Magellanic Cloud on a bound orbit?"
21 March
Sara Seager: Gaudi et al, "Discovery of a Jupiter/Saturn Analog with Gravitational Microlensing"
Dacheng Lin: Altamirano, et al, "Millihertz Oscillation Frequency Drift Predicts the Occurrence of Type I X-Ray Bursts"
28 March Spring Break: no Journal Club.
4 April
Fred Baganoff: Uchiyama & Aharonian, "Fast Variability of Nonthermal X-Ray Emission in Cassiopeia A: Probing Electron Acceleration in Reverse-Shocked Ejecta"
Adrian Liu: Wray & Gunn, "A New Technique for Galaxy Photometric Redshifts in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey"
11 April
Karl Andersson: Berrier et al.,"The Assembly of Galaxy Clusters"
Leslie Rogers: Li et al, A laser frequency comb that enables radial velocity measurements with a precision of 1 cm/s
18 April
Saul Rappaport: Troja et al, XMM-Newton observations of the supernova remnant IC 443: II. evidence of stellar ejecta in the inner regions
Phil Zukin: Bhat, Bailes, and Verbiest, Gravitational-radiation losses from the pulsar-white-dwarf binary PSR J1141-6545
25 April
Ron Remillard: Shaposhnikov and Titarchuk, Determination of Black Hole Mass in Cygnus X-1 by Scaling of Spectral Index-QPO Frequency Correlation
Jinrong Lin: Galloway et al, Biases for neutron-star mass, radius and distance measurements from Eddington-limited X-ray bursts
2 May
Tali Figueroa: E. M. Cackett et al, Relativistic iron emission lines in neutron star low-mass X-ray binaries as probes of neutron star radii
Chris Williams: Bauer et al, Supernova 1996cr: SN 1987A's Wild Cousin?
9 May
Michael Nowak: Poutanen, Zdziarski, and Ibragimov, Superorbital variability of X-ray and radio emission of Cyg X-1 - II. Dependence of the orbital modulation on the superorbital phase
Pranesh Sundararajan: Willems et al, Probing white dwarf interiors with LISA: periastron precession in double white dwarfs
16 May
Mike Stevens: Fields, Athanassiadou, and Johnson, Supernova collisions with the heliosphere
Will Farr: Harfst, et al, A Hybrid N-Body Code Incorporating Algorithmic Regularization and Post-Newtonian Forces