This page links to the journal articles discussed by the class in Spring 2013. Articles were selected from the AY201b Library at Mendeley.
This page is a continual work in progress… the full journal club schedule can be viewed on the iSite.
Student contributions should summarize the methods and results from the journal article and explain the importance of the work and its relevance to broader research on the ISM. Students can choose to aim their contribution at a graduate student audience (like the 2011 contributions) or an advanced undergraduate level (e.g. <a href=”astrobites.orgAstrobites), but in either case they should write pedagogically — focus on explaining rather than summarizing.
Some good examples from the 2011 course and Astrobites are below.
- Star Formation Via Momentum Input From Massive Stars
- Dust Grain Size Distributions
- The 3D structure of Cas A
- A Binary Butterfly (astrobites)
- Asteroid belt found in the Vega System (astrobites)
Journal Club 2013
March 8 A Theory of the Interstellar Medium: Three Components Regulated by Supernova Explosions in an Inhomogeneous Substrate (McKee and Ostriker). Our follow up discussion concerned wild ideas for observationally detecting the phases of the ISM.
March 14 The mass function of dense molecular cores and the origin of the IMF (Alves 2007).
April 2 Expanded Very Large Array observations of the Barnard 5 star-forming core: embedded filaments revealed (J. Pineda, A.A. Goodman, H.G. Arce, and P. Caselli, 2011) (paper link).
April 25 On The Density of Neutral Hydrogen In Intergalactic Space, Gunn & Peterson 1965, (ADS link)– Yuan-Sen Ting
April 30 Stellar Feedback in Galaxies and the Origin of Galaxy-Scale Winds, Hopkins et al. 2012 (ADS Link) – Kate Alexander