Stony Brook: Friday Astronomy Journal Club


Spring 2014

Date

Speaker

Feb 7

Special Astro Seminar by Jens Kauffmann

http://astro.sunysb.edu/astro/seminars.html

Feb 14

Special Astro Seminar by Jeyhan Kartaltepe

http://astro.sunysb.edu/astro/seminars.html

Feb 21

No talk

Feb 28

Name: Rahul Patel

Title: The architecture of the LkCa 15 transitional disk revealed by high-contrast imaging.

Authors: Thalmann, C. ; Mulders, G. D. ; Hodapp, K. ; Janson, M. ; Grady, C. A. ; Min, M. ; de Juan Ovelar, M. ; Carson, J. ; Brandt, T. ; Bonnefoy, M. ; McElwain, M. W. ; Leisenring, J. ; Dominik, C. ; Henning, T. ; Tamura, M.

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.1766

Mar 7

No talk

Mar 14

Name: Adam Jacobs

Title: The effect of helium accretion efficiency on rates of Type Ia supernovae: double-detonations in accreting binaries

Authors: Ruiter, Ashley J.; Belczynski, Krzysztof; Sim, Stuart A.; Seitenzahl, Ivo R.; Kwiatkowski, Damian

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.0341

Mar 21

Spring Break

Mar 28

No Talk

Apr 4

Name: Max Katz

Title: Exploring the spatial, temporal, and vertical distribution of methane in Pluto's atmosphere

Authors: E. Lellouch, C. de Bergh, B. Sicardy, F. Forget, M. Vangvichith, H.-U. Käufl

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.3208

Apr 11

No Talk

Apr 18

No Talk

Apr 25

Name: Melissa Louie

Title: A First Look at the Auriga-California Giant Molecular Cloud with Herschel and the CSO: Census of the Young Stellar Objects and the Dense Gas

Authors: Paul M. Harvey, Cassandra Fallscheer, Adam Ginsburg, Susan Terebey, Philippe Andre, Tyler L. Bourke, James Di Francesco, Vera Konyves, Brenda C. Matthews, Dawn E. Peterson

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013ApJ...764..133H

Mar 2

Name: Mathew Madhavacheril

Title: Current Dark Matter Annihilation Constraints from CMB and Low-Redshift Data

Authors: Mathew Madhavacheril, Neelima Sehgal, Tracy Slatyer

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.3815

Mar 9

No Talk



Fall 2013

Date

Speaker

Sep 6

No talk

Sep 13

No talk

Sep 20

Name: Adam Jacobs

Title:  A progenitor binary and an ejected mass donor remnant of faint type Ia supernovae

Authors: Geier, S., Marsh, T. R., Wang, B., et al.

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013A%26A...554A..54G

Sep 27

Tri-State Meeting (http://www.astro.yale.edu/tristate/)

Oct 4

Name: Rahul Patel

Title: Exoplanet Transit Variability: Bow Shocks and Winds Around HD 189733b

Authors: J. Llama, A.A. Vidotto, M. Jardine, K. Wood, R. Fares, T.I. Gombosi

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1309.2938

Oct 11

Name: Ari Heinze

Title: Iron Storms and Silicate Blizzards: The Wild Weather of Brown Dwarfs (with a detour into asteroid detection)

Authors: Own research

Link: http://www.astro.sunysb.edu/koda/jc/jc_abs_131011.html

Oct 18

No Talk

Oct 25

No Talk

Nov 1

No Talk

Nov 8

Name: Melissa Louie

Title: Global collapse of molecular clouds as a formation mechanism for the most massive stars

Authors: Peretto, N.; Fuller, G. A.; Duarte-Cabral, A.; Avison, A.; Hennebelle, P.; Pineda, J. E.; André, Ph.; Bontemps, S.; Motte, F.; Schneider, N.; Molinari, S.

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013A%26A...555A.112P

Nov 15

Name: Max Katz

Title: The Collapse of Turbulent Cores and Reconnection Diffusion

Authors: Leão, M. R. M.; de Gouveia Dal Pino, E. M.; Santos-Lima, R.; Lazarian, A.

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013ApJ...777...46L

Nov 22

Name: Jim Lattimer

Title: Mass Measurements of Stellar and Intermediate Mass Black-Holes

Authors: J. Casares & P. G. Jonker

Link: http://arxiv-web3.library.cornell.edu/abs/1311.5118



Spring 2013

Date

Speaker

Feb 22

No talk

Mar 1

Name: Mike Zingale

Title: Low Mac Number Modeling of Convection in Helium Shells on Sub-Chandrasekhar White Dwarfs. I. Methodology

Authors: M. Zingale, A. Nonaka, A. S. Almgren, J. B. Bell, C. M. Malone, R. J. Orvedahl

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.4380

Mar 8

Name: Melissa Louie

Title: Shocks, cooling and the origin of star formation rates in spiral galaxies

Authors: Bonnell, Ian A.; Dobbs, Clare L.; Smith, Rowan J.

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/doi/10.1093/mnras/stt004

Mar 15

Name: Rahul Patel

Title: Constraining the initial entropy of directly-detected exoplanets

Authors: G.D. Marleau & A. Cumming

Link: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1302.1517v2.pdf

Mar 22

SPRING BREAK

Mar 29

Name: Kendra Kellog

Title: Measuring Protoplanetary Disk Accretion with H I Pfund Beta

Authors: Salyk, C., Herczeg, G. J., Brown, J. M., Blake, G. A., Pontoppidan, K. M., van Dishoeck, E. F.

Link: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1303.4804.pdf

*Apr 3

--- Astronomy Seminar on April 5 ---

Name: Alan Calder

Title: A Kine-chemical Investigation of the AB Dor Moving Group "Stream"

Authors: Barenfeld, S. A., Bubar, E. J., Mamajek, E. E., and Young, P. A.

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013ApJ...766....6B

Apr 12

Name: Max Katz

Title: Two Beyond-Primitive Extrasolar Planetesimals

Authors: S. Xu, M. Jura, B. Klein, D. Koester, B. Zuckerman

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1302.4799

Apr 19

Name: Alan Calder

Title: On Silicon Group Elements Ejected by Supernova Type Ia

Authors: De, Timmes, Athanassiadou, Chamulak, Hawley, Jack, Brown, Calder, and Townsley

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.4942

Apr 26

Name: Adam Jacobs

Title: New mass limit for white dwarfs: super-Chandrasekhar type Ia supernova as a new standard candle

Authors: Das, Upasana; Mukhopadhyay, Banibrata 

Link: http://prl.aps.org/abstract/PRL/v110/i7/e071102

Mar 3

Name: Mike Simon

Title: 3 Short "For Fun Items"

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Link: 2 derived from recent articles in Physics Today and derived from the Mauna Kea Weather Center


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Fall 2012

Date

Speaker

Sep 14

Stephanie Zajac

Title: Space, A Hazardous Frontier: Experimental Methods for Assuring Performance of Power MOSFETs in Space

Authors: Own research

Sep 21

NO Talk

Sep 28

Kendra Kellogg

Title: Plutino 15810 (1994 JR), an accidental quasi-satellite of Pluto

Authors: C. de la Fuente Marcos and R. de la Fuente Marcos

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1209.3116

Oct 5

Rahul Patel

Title: Herschel Images of Fomalhaut: An extrasolar Kuiper belt at the height of its dynamical activity

Authors: Acke et al.

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012A%26A...540A.125A

Oct 12

Jin Koda

Title: Physical Conditions in Molecular Clouds in the Arm and Interarm Regions of M51 (submitted)

Authors: Koda, Scoville, Hasegawa, et al.

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Oct 19

Marina von Steinkirch

Title: Surface Emission from Neutron Stars and Implications for the Physics of their Interiors

Authors: Feryal Ozel

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.0916v1

Oct 26

Matt Wahl

Title: High Contrast Imaging of Circumstellar Debris Disks, and Exoplanets with the Palomar 5m Telescope

Authors: own research

Link: 

Nov 2

Melissa Louie

Thesis Proposal "Evolutionary Sequence of Gas in Nearby Spiral Galaxies"

2:45-4:15

Nov 9

Marina von Steinkirch

Two papers:

[1] Title: The Neutron Star Mass-Radius Relation and the EoS of Dense Matter

Authors: A. Steiner, J. Lattimer, and E. Brown

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1205.6871

[2] Title: The EoS from observed masses and radii of neutron stars

Authors: A. Steiner, J. Lattimer, and E. Brown

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.0811

Nov 16

Adam Jacobs

Title: Sub-Chandrasekhar Mass Models for Supernovae

Authors: S. E. Woosley and Daniel Kasen

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...734...38W

Nov 23

Thanksgiving Break

Nov 30

Melissa Louie

Title: The relationship between molecular gas tracers and Kennicutt-Schmidt Laws

Authors: Mark R. Krumholz and Todd A. Thompson

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2007ApJ...669..289K



Spring 2012

Date

Speaker

Feb 17

Adam Jacobs

Title: X-ray Emission from an Asymmetric Blast Wave and a Massive White Dwarf in the Gamma-ray Emitting Nova V407 Cyg

Authors: Nelson, Thomas; Donato, Davide; Mukai, Koji; Sokoloski, Jeno; Chomiuk, Laura

Link:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012arXiv1201.5643N

Feb 24

Melissa Louie

Title: An indirect measurement of gas evolution in galaxies at 0.5< z <2.0

Authors: G. Popping, K. I. Caputi, R. S. Somerville, S. C. Trager

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012arXiv1201.3826P

Mar 2

Special Astronomy Seminar by Martin Bureau (Oxford)

Title: Molecular gas and star formation in early-type galaxies

Link: http://astro.sunysb.edu/astro/seminars/SS12/02mar12.html

Mar 9

Jin Koda

Title: The Universal Initial Mass Function In The XUV Disk of M83

Authors: J. Koda, M. Yagi, S. Boissier, A. Gil de Paz, M. Imanishi, J. Donovan Meyer, B. F. Madore, D. A. Thilker

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.2116

Mar 16

Brendan Krueger

Title: Shallow Water Analogue of the Standing Accretion Shock Instability: Experimental Demonstration and a Two-Dimensional Model

Authors: Thierry Foglizzo, Frédéric Masset, Jérôme Guilet, and Gilles Durand

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012PhRvL.108e1103F

Mar 23

Rahul Patel

Title: Spectroscopy across the brown dwarf/planetary mass boundary - I. Near-infrared JHK spectra 

Authors: J. Patience, R. R. King, R. J. De Rosa, A. Vigan, S. Witte, E. Rice, Ch. Helling, P. Hauschildt

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012arXiv1201.3921P 

Mar 30

NO Talk

Apr 6

Spring Break

Apr 13

Special Astronomy Seminar by Jack Lissauer (NASA Ames)

Link: http://astro.sunysb.edu/astro/seminars.html

Apr 20

Eric Ratnayake

Title: SN 2011hw: Helium-Rich Circumstellar Gas and the Luminous Blue Variable to Wolf-Rayet Transition in Supernova Progenitors

Authors: Nathan Smith, Jon C. Mauerhan, Jeffrey M. Silverman, Mohan Ganeshalingam, Alexei V. Filippenko, S. Bradley Cenko, Kelsey I. Clubb, Michael Kandrashoff

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1204.0043

Apr 27

NO Talk

May 4

Jim Lattimer

Title: Neutron Star Properties with Hyperons

Authors: Whittenbury, Carroll, Thomas, Tsushima, and Stone

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012arXiv1204.2614W


Fall 2011

Date

Speaker

Sep 23

Adam Jacobs

Title: Extracting equation of state parameters from black hole-neutron star mergers. I. Nonspinning black holes

Authors: Lackey, Benjamin D.; Kyutoku, Koutarou; Shibata, Masaru; Brady, Patrick R.; Friedman, John L.

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011arXiv1109.3402L

Sep 30

NO TALK  (Rosh Hashana)

Oct 7

Astro Seminar by Ben Zuckerman (UCLA)

Oct 14

Melissa Louie

Title: A Universal, Local Star Formation Law in Galactic Clouds, Nearby Galaxies, High-Redshift Disks, and Starbursts

Authors:Mark R. Krumholz, Avishai Dekel, Christopher F. McKee

Link:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011arXiv1109.4150K


Eric Stempels (Uppsala Univ)

Title: Doppler Imaging of the PMS binary V4046 Sgr

Authors: his own research

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Oct 21

Astro Seminar by Trevor Sears (SBU/BNL)

Oct 28

NO TALK (Tri-State Meeting in NYC)

Nov 4

Jennifer Donovan Meyer

Title: The ATLAS3D project - IX. The merger origin of a fast- and a slow-rotating early-type galaxy revealed with deep optical imaging: first results

Authors: Duc et al.

Link: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011MNRAS.417..863

Nov 11

Astro Seminar by Jeffrey Silverman (Berkeley)

Nov 18

Brendan Krueger

Title: Imploding Ignition Waves I: One Dimensional Analysis (submitted to ApJ)

Authors: Doron Kushnir, Eli Livne, Eli Waxman

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Rahul Patel

Title: Kepler 18-b, c, and d: A System Of Three Planets Confirmed by Transit Timing Variations, Lightcurve Validation, Spitzer Photometry and Radial Velocity Measurements

Authors: Cochran et al.

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.0820

Nov 25

NO TALK (Thanksgiving Break)

Dec 2

Yeunhwan Lim

Title: Superfluid Neutrons in the Core of the Neutron Star in Cassiopeia A

Authors: Page, Prakash, Lattimer, Steiner

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.5116

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Spring 2011

Date

Speaker

Feb 25

Mike Zingale

Title: Towards Realistic Progenitors of Core-Collapse Supernovae

Authors: Arnett & Meakin

Link: astro-ph 1101.5646

Mar 4

Aaron Evans -- also Tatjana Vavilkin thesis update (at 2:30)

Title: ALMA Cycle 0

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Mar 11

Aaron Jackson

Title: A faint type of supernova from a white dwarf with a helium-rich companion

Authors: Perets, H. B.; Gal-Yam, A.; Mazzali, P. A.; Arnett, D.; Kagan, D.; Filippenko, A. V.; Li, W.; Arcavi, I.; Cenko, S. B.; Fox, D. B.; Leonard, D. C.; Moon, D.-S.; Sand, D. J.; Soderberg, A. M.; Anderson, J. P.; James, P. A.; Foley, R. J.; Ganeshalingam, M.; Ofek, E. O.; Bildsten, L.; Nelemans, G.; Shen, K. J.; Weinberg, N. N.; Metzger, B. D.; Piro, A. L.; Quataert, E.; Kiewe, M.; Poznanski, D.

Link: Nature, 465, 7296

Mar 18

Rahul Patel

Title: A companion candidate in the gap of the T Cha transitional disk

Authors: Hulamo, N.; Lacour, S.; Tuthill, P.; Ireland, M.; Kraus, A.; Chauvin, G

Link: A&A, 528, L7

Mar 25

Brendan Krueger

Title: Is the Metallicity of Their Hosts a Good Measure of the Metallicity of Type Ia Supernovae?

Authors: Bravo & Badenes

Link: astroph 1102.1586

Apr 1

Adam Jacobs

Title: X-ray bursting neutron star atmosphere models: spectra and color corrections

Authors: Suleimanov, V ; Poutanen, J. ; Werner, K.

Link: A&A, 527, 139

Apr 8

NO TALK

Apr 15

NO TALK

Apr 22

NO TALK -- Spring Break

Apr 29

Fred Walter

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May 6

Angeliki Field-Pollatou

Title: A Super-Earth Transiting a Naked-Eye Star

Authors: Link: astroph.1104.5230

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Eric Ratnayake

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Fall 2010

Date

Speaker

Sep 24

Adam Jacobs -- postponed to Oct 1

Title: Photospheric Radius Expansion During Magnetar Bursts

Authors: Anna L. Watts (University of Amsterdam [UA]), et al.

Link: ApJ, 719, 190, 2010

Oct 1

Mike Zingale

Title: Modules for Experiments in Stellar Astrophysics (MESA)

Authors: Bill Paxton, Lars Bildsten, Aaron Dotter, Falk Herwig, Pierre Lesaffre, Frank Timmes

Link: astro-ph:1009.1622

Oct 8

Brendan Krueger

Title: Single or Double Degenerate Progenitors? Searching for Shock Emission in the SDSS-II Type Ia Supernovae

Authors: Hayden, Garnavich, Kasen, etc.

Link: ApJ, 722, 1691, 2010

Oct 15

Jim Lattimer

Title: Evidence for a Massive Neutron Star from a Radial-Velocity Study of the Companion to the Black Widow Pulsar PSR B1957+20

Authors: M. H. van Kerkwijk (1), R. Breton (1), S. R. Kulkarni (2) ((1) U. Toronto, (2) Caltech

Link: astro-ph:1009.5427

Oct 22

Tatjana Vavilkin

Title: The Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038/4039) Revisited: Advanced Camera For Surveys And NICMOS Obserations Of A Prototypical Merger

Authors: Whitmore et al

Link: AJ, 140, 75, 2010

Oct 29

Eric Ratnayake

Title: Spectroscopic confirmation of a galaxy at redshift z = 8.6

Authors: Lehnert, Nesvadba, Cuby, Swinbank, Morris, Clement, Evans, Bremer & Basa

Link: Nature, 467, 940, 2010

Nov 5

Rahul Patel

Title: Oscillatory processes in solar flares

Authors: Nakariakov, Inglis, Zimovets, Foullon, Verwichte, Sych, Myagkova

Link: astro-ph:1010.0063

Matthew Wahl

Title: Pinpointing counterparts to submillimeter galaxies in the AzTEC/COSMOS field

Authors: his own research

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Nov 12

Jacky Faherty

Thesis defence "The Brown Dwarf Kinematics Project", 1:00pm-

Nov 19

Chris Malone

Title: Mass Transfer in Binary Stars using SPH (TWO PAPERS)

Authors: Charles-Philippe Lajoie and Alison Sills

Link: Paper I: Numerical Method & Paper II: Eccentric Binaries 

Dec 3

Josh Schlieder

Title: Deep Impact: Excavating Comet Tempel 1

Authors: A'Hearn et al.

Link: Science, 310, 258, 2010

Eric Blaney

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Dec 10

Aaron Jackson

Title (1): An asymmetric explosion as the origin of spectral evolution diversity in type Ia supernovae

Authors: K. Maeda, S. Benetti, M. Stritzinger, et al.

Link: Nature, 466, 82, 2010

Title (2): The Unification of Asymmetry Signatures of Type Ia Supernovae

Authors: J. R. Maund, P. A. Hoeflich, F. Patat, et al.

Link: arXiv1008.0651

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