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Journal Club Talk Archive

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Here are some of the past journal club talks. To see the list of current talks go here.


Spring 2012


June 15, 2012

 Title: "H-mode (high confinement mode) studies in tokamaks"

Christopher Lee
UCSD-CASS



June 8, 2012

 Pei-Chun's title: "Turbulent transport of momentum in the solar tachocline"
 Wendell's title: "The ABCs of Supernovas"

Pei-Chun Hsu
UCSD-CASS
Wendell Misch



June 1, 2012

 Lei's title: "Inter-species collisionless energy transfer by drift wave-zonal flow turbulence"
 Yusuke's title: "Intrinsic Rotation Generation in Tokamak 'Engine'"

Lei Zhao
UCSD-CASS
Yusuke Kosuga



May 25, 2012

 Zhibin's title: "Turbulent magnetic reconnection"
 Scott's title: "The gaseous environment of high-z galaxies"

Zhibin Guo
Peking University & UCSD-CASS, respectively
Scott Gustafson



May 18, 2012

 Jon's title: "Searching for Primordial B-modes from the South Pole
with the Keck Telescope"
 Chang's title: "The interplay between primordial non-Gaussianity and
gravitational lensing"

Jon Kaufman
UCSD-CASS
Chang Feng



May 11, 2012

 "Catching asteroids for fun and profit"

Nathan Johnson
UCSD-CASS



May 4, 2012

 Dave's title: "Exoplanet Atmospheres"
 Daniella's title: "How to make an extremely low metallicity low-mass star"

Dave Boettger
UCSD-CASS
Daniella Bardalez Gagliuffi



April 27, 2012

 Alexey's title: "Neutrino kinetics in supernovae and the early universe"
 Stephanie's title: "Multi-chroic Dual-Polarization Bolometric Focal Plane
for Studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background"

Alexey Vlasenko
UCSD-CASS
Stephanie Moyerman



April 20, 2012

NOTE: Journal Club/Special CASS Meeting
 You're all invited to attend. We intend on holding a special meeting every quarter as an opportunity to share information about what's going on in CASS.



April 13, 2012

 Title TBA

Richard Stancliffe
Mt. Stromlo Observatory



April 6, 2012

NOTE: Will be held in SERF 329
 "A Kerr Doppler Derivation: Is there Dark Matter in the Metric?"

Sophia Inzunza-Cisneros
MIT



Winter 2012


March 9, 2012

 "Pair Instability Supernovae"

JJ Cherry
UCSD-CASS



March 2, 2012

 "Dark Matter Velocity Anisotropy in Galaxy Clusters"

Doron Lemze
Johns Hopkins University



February 24, 2012

 Smith's: "Black Hole Jet Battle: Retrograde vs. Prograde"
So's: "Next Generation Computing Woes"

Stephen Smith &
Geoffrey So
UCSD-CASS



February 10, 2012

 Diamond-Stanic's: "The Biggest Black Holes in the Universe"; Michelsen's: "What's Not Wrong with Faster-than-Light Neutrinos"

Aleks Diamond-Stanic &
Eric Michelsen
UCSD-CASS



February 3, 2012

 "How to Referee a Paper"

Alison Coil,
Kim Griest &
Adam Burgasser
UCSD-CASS



January 27, 2012

 "Revisiting the Grand Design Spiral Galaxies"

Kit Lee
UCSD-CASS



January 20, 2012

 Cieplak's: TBA
 Day's: "The Lyman-Alpha Forest in a Blazar-Heated Universeā€

Agnieszka Cieplak
UCSD-CASS
Aaron Day



January 13, 2012

 "Dark Radiation in the Early Universe"

Evan Grohs
UCSD-CASS


Fall 2011


December 2, 2011

 "Neutrinos: Cosmic Tricksters?"

George Fuller,
UCSD-CASS



November 18, 2011

 "Early-type galaxies: the last 8 billion years"

[SPECIAL ASTRO SEMINAR] Sugata Kaviraj, Sr. Research Fellow, Oxford University



November 4, 2011

 "Star Formation: Is Molecular Gas a Necessity?"

Marcel Neeleman,
UCSD-CASS



October 28, 2011

 "Exploring the Geometry of Accreting Material in Active Galactic Nuclei"

Liz Rivers,
UCSD-CASS



October 21, 2011

 "Dark Matter Parameters from Neutrino Telescopes"

Katie Richardson,
UNM



October 14, 2011

 "Attempts to reconcile recent results in the direct detection of dark matter"

Paul Hemphill,
UCSD-CASS



October 7, 2011

 "The Major and Minor Galaxy Merger Rates at z<1.5"

Alex Mendez,
UCSD-CASS



September 30, 2011

 "The dependence of AGN accretion on host stellar mass and color"

James Aird,
UCSD-CASS



September 23, 2011

 "Insight into extrasolar rocky planets from white dwarf stars"

Carl Melis,
UCSD-CASS


Spring 2011


May 27, 2011

 "Low-metallicity DLA"

Dr. Bryan Penprase,
Pomona College



May 6, 2011

 "Observable Signatures of Gas Accretion in Galaxy Halos"

Kyle Stewart,
Postdoctoral Scholar
JPL



April 22, 2011

 "The Density PDF of Molecular Clouds and the Core Fragmentation Mass Function"

Rick Wagner,
UC San Diego


Winter 2011


February 18, 2011

 "Bridges to Understanding Merging Galaxies"

Robert da Silva,
Graduate Student,
UC Santa Cruz



February 11, 2011

 "The Baryonic Acoustic Feature and Redshift Distortions in the SDSS and BOSS LRG Samples"

Eyal Kazin,
Graduate Student
NYU



January 28, 2011

 "Dark energy from interacting fermions"

Gerard Stephenson, Jr.,
Adjunct Professor
Physics & Astronomy
UNM



January 21, 2011

 "Galaxy Mergers: Black Hole Accretion, Star Formation, and Feedback"

Hai Fu,
Caltech



Fall 2010 & Earlier


November 3, 2009

 "X-ray Spectroscopy of the High Mass X-ray Binary GX 301-2"

Richard Rothschild,
UCSD-CASS



November 10, 2009

 "The Distribution of Thermal Pressures in the Diffuse Interstellar Medium of our Galaxy"

[SPECIAL ASTRO SEMINAR] Edward Jenkins, Princeton University



November 17, 2009

 "Nature vs. Nurture in Galaxy Formation Simulations"

Marcel Haas



November 24, 2009

 "The Kinematics and Geometry of Galactic Winds at z~1"

Kate Rubin



December 1, 2009

No Journal Club



December 8, 2009

 "Galaxy Mergers in Phase Space"

Robyn Sanderson, MIT



January 8, 2010

 "What does the Higgs boson have to do with reverse causation?"

JJ Cherry, UCSD-CASS



January 15, 2010

 "Women in Astronomy 2009: Report for the Baltimore Meeting"

Adam Burgasser, UCSD-CASS



January 22, 2010

No Journal Club



January 29, 2010

 "Testing Magnetic Star Formation Theory"

David Collins, UCSD-CASS



February 5, 2010

 "Past, Present, and Future of CMB Polarization Experiments"

Nate Miller, UCSD-CASS



February 12, 2010

No Journal Club



February 19, 2010

 Special Astro Seminar 12:00-1:00PM in SERF 280

Journal Club Cancelled



February 26, 2010

 "Classical and Recurrent Novae"

Rebekah Hounsell, Liverpool John Moores Univ.



March 5, 2010

 "New Results at High Redshift Enabled by the Latest Hubble Servicing Mission"

Marc Rafelski, UCSD-CASS



March 12, 2010

 "WMAP7"

Meir Shimon, UCSD-CASS



April 2, 2010

 "Gravitational Waves and LIGO."

Alex Mendez, UCSD-CASS



April 9, 2010

 "A Brief Overview of Baryon Acoustic Oscillations"

Geoffrey So, UCSD-CASS



April 16, 2010

 "Using G-dot to Constrain Theories with Extra Dimensions"

Nathan Johnson, UCSD-CASS



April 23, 2010

 "Big science from little stars: What we can learn from the Volkswagens of the Milky Way"

Andrew West, Boston Univ.



April 30, 2010

 "Spectrographs HIRES and UVES: Not good enough"

Jonathan Whitmore, UCSD-CASS



May 7, 2010

 "Active Galactic Nuclei: A Broadband Overview"

Liz Rivers, UCSD-CASS



May 14, 2010

 "Theories of Dark Energy"

Kim Griest, UCSD-CASS



May 21, 2010

 "Using CMB Polarization Telescopes for Galactic Plane Surveys"

Darcy Barron, UCSD-CASS



May 28, 2010

 "Atmospheric Halos et al."

Slawomir Suchy, UCSD-CASS



June 4, 2010

 "Nuclear De-exitation into Neutrino Pairs: A Relaxing Introduction"

Wendell Misch, UCSD-CASS



October 1, 2010

No Journal Club



October 8, 2010

 "State of the Art Supernova Modeling: Welcome to the Jungle"

JJ Cherry, UCSD-CASS



October 15, 2010

 "The Spitzer Deep, Wide-Field Survey: From Brown Dwarfs to Reionization, and Everything In Between"

Daniel Stern, JPL



October 22, 2010

 TASC Practice Talks

Various



October 29, 2010

No Journal Club



November 5, 2010

 "Weak Interactions in Big Bang Nucleosynthesis"

Evan Grohs, UCSD-CASS



November 12, 2010

 *CANCELLED*

Agnieszka Cieplak, UCSD-CASS



November 19, 2010

 "The AGN Star Formation Connection in Clusters of Galaxies From Multiwavelength Photometry"

David Atlee, OSU



November 26, 2010

 Thanksgiving Break

No Journal Club



December 3, 2010

 WILL BE HELD IN SERF 280

Michelle Fumagalli, UCSC