"It's much easier to be critical than to be correct."
Benjamin Disraeli, in a speech to the House of Commons
The Star and Planet Formation Journal Club is an informal forum for the CfA community where we discuss recent articles of interest in the literature. Our principal focus is on star and planet formation, although we also regularly discuss articles on the interstellar medium. We will meet every Wednesday during the '06-'07 school year, at 11:00 in Phillips auditorium, 60 Garden St. [city map & another]. Occasionally, because of space issues, we will meet in the M-340 conference room on the 3rd floor of 160 Concord St.
Coffee and cookies are provided, funded by passing the hat and some wheedling. Generous donations may lead to sweeter provisions. If you are looking for ideas for papers to present, a good place to start is the star formation newsletter and astro-ph.
Judging by our current attendence, we suggest that you make ~20 copies of the paper and/or handout for distribution.
Please sign up and remember the journal club motto: "It is easier to criticize than to be correct." Anyone who can find the Latin translation of this phrase will be rewarded with *extra free* coffee or cookies at the next journal club.
|Wed. May 2|
|Tracy Huard||The Spitzer c2d Survey of Large, Nearby, Interstellar Clouds. IX. The Serpens YSO Population as Observed with IRAC and MIPS Harvey et al. (astro-ph/0704.0009) (hi-res)|
|Wed. May 9|
|Kevin Covey||No Title Yet|
|Wed. May 16|
|Unclaimed||No Title Yet|
|Wed. May 23|
|Xuepeng Chen||Special Seminar|
|Wed. September 27|
|Nimesh Patel||"The magnetic field in the star-forming region Cepheus A, from H2O maser polarization observations"|
by Vlemmings, W., Diamond, P., van Langevelde, H. & Torrelles, J. (2006A&A...448..597V)
|Wed. October 4|
|Kevin Covey||No Title Yet|
|Wed. October 11|
|Hua-bai Li||Resuts of SPARO 2003: Mapping Magnetic Fields in
Giant Molecular Clouds|
by H. Li, et al.
2006ApJ...648..340L or astro-ph/0602455
|Wed. October 18|
|Dave Lommen (Leiden)||Special Seminar: Studying the disks in young stellar objects with mm interferometry|
|Wed. October 25|
|Gene Avrett||Modeling the Solar Atmosphere and Spectrum|
|Wed. November 1|
|Tyler Bourke||Plateah de Bure interferometer observations of the disk and outflow of HH 30 (A&A 458, 841)|
|Wed. November 8|
|Naomi Ridge and Alyssa Goodman||Web Based Collaborations in Astronomy|
|Wed. November 15|
|Jan Forbrich (MPIfR)||Special Seminar: Coronae in the Coronet - Simultaneous X-ray to radio multi-wavelength observations of a young stellar cluster|
|Wed. November 29|
|Jens Kauffmann||Ayliffe et al. "On the relative motions of dense cores and envelopes in star-forming molecular clouds" (astro-ph/0611421)|
|Wed. December 6|
|Ciriaco Goddi||Infall of gas as the formation mechanism of stars up to 20 times more massive than the Sun by Maria T. Beltran, Riccardo Cesaroni, Claudio Codella, Leonardo Testi, Ray S. Furuya and Luca Olmi (Nature, 443, 427-429, 28 September 2006)|
|Wed. December 13|
|The Eric Mamajek||"Evidence for Mass-dependent Circumstellar
Disk Evolution in the 5 Myr-old Upper Scorpius OB Association"
Carpenter, J.M., Mamajek, E.E., Hillenbrand, L.A., & Meyer, M.R.,
2006, ApJ 651, L49 (astro-ph) AND |
Binarity as a Key Factor in Protoplanetary Disk Evolution: Spitzer Disk Census of the eta Chamaeleontis Cluster Bouwman, J., Lawson, W.A., Dominik, C., Feigelson, E.D., Henning, Th., Tielens, A.G.G.M., Waters, L.B.F.M., 2006, ApJ, 653, L57 (astro-ph)
|Wed. December 20|
|Howard Smith||A Presentation and Discussion of the upcoming Herschel Mission|
|Wed. January 17|
|Phil Myers||WFCAM, Spitzer-IRAC and SCUBA observations of the massive star forming region DR21/W75: II. Stellar content and star formation by M.S.N. Kumar et al. (astro-ph/0611165 or HI-RES vesrsion)|
|Wed. January 31|
|Carlos Roman-Zuniga||Star Formation in the LMC: Gravitational Instability and Dynamical Triggering by Chu et al. (astro-ph) with additional insight from Spitzer Survey of the Large Magellanic Cloud: Surveying the Agents of a Galaxy's Evolution (SAGE). I. Overview and Initial Results by Meixner et al. (ADS)|
|Wed. February 21|
|Nate Bastian||Special Seminar: "The Hierarchy of Star Formation in Spiral Galaxies: Star/Cluster Complexes" (Abstract)|
|Wed. February 28|
|Rahul Shetty||Special Seminar:"Cloud and Spur Formation in Spiral Galaxies." (Abstract)|
|Wed. March 7|
|Jonathan Foster||Simulating the formation of molecular clouds. II. Rapid formation from turbulent initial conditions by Glover & Mac Low (astro-ph)|
|Wed. March 14|
|Howard Smith and Subu Mohanty||Herschel Galactic Proposals Discussion Group|
|Wed. March 21|
|Tyler Bourke||"Evolution of Class 0 protostars: models vs observations" by Froebrich et al. MNRAS (2006), 368, 435 or astro-ph|
|Wed. March 28|
|Erik Rosolowsky||Two regimes of Turbulent Fragmentation and the stellar IMF from Primordial to Present Day Star Formation by Padoan et al. (astro-ph)|
|Wed. April 4|
|Rob Gutermuth||Evolving structures of star-forming clusters by Schmeja & Klessen (2006, A&A, 449, 151)|
|Wed. April 18|
|Alex Lazarian||Special Seminar: No Title Yet|
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