Spring 2024 Journal Clubs
Fridays noon – 1pm in Marlar Lounge #37-252/272
Date Speaker 1 Presentation Title Speaker 2 Presentation Title
02/09/2024 All Hands
IAIFI special event
Carol Cuesta Lazaro MLizing cosmology: The What? How? and Why? and really, Why? Alex Gagliano Catching on quickly: Reconstructing the lives of massive stars through low-latency inference
02/23/2024 Dominika Durovcikova First rest-frame infrared spectrum of a z>7 quasar: JWST/MRS observations of J1120+0641 Kevin Burdge
03/01/2024 Noah Wolfe Close encounters of the primordial kind
Too small to fail
Oliver Zier Preparing cosmological simulation codes for exascale computing
03/08/2024 Teodora Bulichi Modeling quasar proximity zones in a realistic cosmological environment with a self-consistent light curve Andrew Vanderburg The Tempo Survey.I.Predicting yields of transiting exosatellites, moons, & planets from a 30 days survey of Orion with the Roman Space Telescope
03/15/2024 Honggeun Kim Identifying ionized bubbles in HERA observations using a U-Net Deep Learning Network Jeroen Audenaert Leveraging machine learning to discover variable stars in TESS
03/22/2024 Cailin Plunkett Beyond the far side: Observing black hole mergers beyond the pair-instability mass gap with next-gen gravitational wave detectors Xinghui Yin Table-top quantum gravitation experiments
02/16/2024 Spring break…
04/05/2024 Jacob Willis FLIMFLAM DR1: The first constraints on the cosmic baryon distribution from 8 FRB sightlines Xuejian ‘Jacob’ Shen Challenges for galaxy formation models at the cosmic frontier
04/12/2024 Xiaowei Ou Signatures of tidal disruption of the Hercules ultra-faint dwarf galaxy Avi Shporer GJ 238 b: A 0.57 Earth radius planet orbiting an M2.5 dwarf star at 15.2 pc
04/19/2024 Sofia Alvarez-Lopez Observation of gravitational waves from the coalescence of a 2.5 – 4.5 M compact object and a neutron star Ed Bertschinger Critical analysis of a Physics Mentor Program
04/26/2024 MKI 20th anniversary celebrations
05/03/2024 Swati Ravi Dramatic drop in the x-ray polarization of Swift J1727.8−1613 in the Soft Spectral State Kishalay De A star (black hole) is born
05/10/2024 Kai-Feng Chen Cosmology with weak-lensing peaks in the Hyper Supreme-Cam Subaru Strategic Program Brett McGuire 2021 census of interstellar, circumstellar, extragalactic, protoplanetary disk, and exoplanetary molecules


Fall 2023 Journal Clubs
Fridays noon – 1pm in Marlar Lounge #37-252/272
Date Speaker 1 Presentation Title Speaker 2 Presentation Title
09/29/2023 Xiaowei Ou Detection of the Keplerian decline in the Milky Way rotation curve Vincent MacKay Low-cost, Low-loss, Ultra-wideband Compact Feed for Interferometric Radio Telescopes
10/06/2023 Wenxuan Jia Broadband quantum enhancement of the LIGO detectors with frequency-dependent squeezing Deep Chatterjee Low-latency gravitational wave alert products and their performance in anticipation of the fourth LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA observing run
10/13/2023 Geoffrey Mo Searching for Gravitational-Wave Counterparts using the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Nuno Loureiro Reconnection-driven energy cascade in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence
10/20/2023 Emma Chickles Searching for short-period white dwarf binaries using ATLAS and TESS Adam Lanman Overview and Commissioning Results of The CHIME/FRB Outrigger KKO
10/27/2023 Kaitlyn Shin Updating the first CHIME/FRB Fast Radio Burst catalog with voltage data Max Tegmark
11/03/2023 Devin Becker Binary black holes on the brink of death: Eccentric transition to plunge Salvatore Vitale The impact of selection biases on tests of general relativity with gravitational-wave inspirals
11/17/2023 Joheen Chakraborty EMRI+TDE=QPE: Periodic x-ray flares from star-disk collisions in galactic nuclei Ben Schneider JWST’s first glimpses of gamma-ray burst progenitors
12/01/2023 Meredith Neyer Connecting ionized bubble sizes to their environments in THESAN Claude Canizares Hidden cooling flows in clusters of galaxies
…a wider sample
…accretion on to the central black hole
12/08/2023 Ethan Taylor The emergence of Star Clusters, Dwarf Galaxies, and something in-between within the EDGE Simulation Suite Hans Moritz Gunther Estimate of the carbon footprint of astronomical research infrastructures