MKI Journal Club Schedule, Spring 2010

MKI Journal Club meets semester Fridays at noon in the Marlar Lounge (building 37, room 252).
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5 February
Stephen O'Sullivan Yunes, Pretorius, and Spergel, Constraining the evolutionary history of Newton's constant with gravitational wave observations 0912.2724
Kathy Cooksey Schaye et al., The physics driving the cosmic star formation history 0909.5196
12 February
Kat Deck Perets and Fabrycky, On the triple origin of blue stragglers 0901.4328
Max Tegmark
CMB news from WMAP, ACT, and SPT.
19 February
Chris Williams Bouwens et al., Constraints on the First Galaxies: z~10 Galaxy Candidates from HST WFC3/IR
Yan et al., Galaxy Formation In The Reionization Epoch As Hinted By Wide Field Camera 3 Observations Of The Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Peter van Ham Valtonen et al., Measuring the spin of the primary black hole in OJ287 0912.1209
26 February
Rebecca Sobel Stupar, Parker, and Filipovic, The putative nebula of the Wolf-Rayet WR 60 star: A case of mistaken identity and reclassification as a new supernova remnant G310.5+0.8
Manuel Linares Guver et al., The Mass and Radius of the Neutron Star in 4U 1820-30
5 March
Adrian Liu Molnar et al., Testing Strict Hydrostatic Equilibrium in Abell 1689
Josh Winn Mardling, The determination of planetary structure in tidally relaxed inclined systems
12 March
No Journal Club: Postdoc Symposium
19 March
Robyn Sanderson Law and Majewski, The Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy: a Model for Evolution in a Triaxial Milky Way Halo
Paul Schechter Reyes et al., Confirmation of general relativity on large scales from weak lensing and galaxy velocities 1003.2185
26 March
No Journal Club: Spring Vacation
2 April
Ben Cain Pandolfi et al., Harrison-Z'eldovich primordial spectrum is consistent with observations
Eric Miller Werner et al., Feedback under the microscope II: heating, gas uplift, and mixing in the nearest cluster core
9 April
Scott Hertel Cumberbatch, Tsai, amd Roszkowski, The impact of propagation uncertainties on the potential Dark Matter contribution to the Fermi LAT mid-latitude gamma-ray data
James Battat Steinhardt and Wesley, Exploring extra dimensions through observational tests of dark energy and varying Newton's constant
16 April
John Bochanski Lucas et al., Discovery of a very cool brown dwarf amongst the ten nearest stars to the Solar System
Matteo Guainazzi High-energy clues on the evolution of compact radio sources
(Related reading: Garofalo, Evans, and Sambruna, The Evolution of Radio Loud Active Galactic Nuclei as a Function of Black Hole Spin)
23 April
Phillip Zukin Navarro et al., The diversity and similarity of simulated cold dark matter haloes 0810.1522
Anna Lia Longinotti Salucci, Can Social Networks help the progress of Astrophysics and Cosmology? An experiment in the field of Galaxy Kinematics
30 April
Sarah Vigeland Ozel et al., Astrophysical Measurement of the Equation of State of Neutron Star Matter
Elena Gallo Ostriker et al., Momentum Driving: which physical processes dominate AGN feedback?
7 May
Tamer Elkholy
Kosuke Sato Loewenstein and Davis, The Abundance Pattern in the Hot ISM of NGC 4472: Insights and Anomalies
14 May
Josh Dillon Rodighiero et al., The first Herschel view of the mass-SFR link in high-z galaxies
Rob Simcoe