IRAC Image of Orion Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Megeath (University of Toledo).
Spitzer Image of Orion

"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.

Upcoming Journal Clubs

Wed. May 2
11am, Phillips
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)

Spring Journal Club


Wed. May 9
11am, Phillips
Kevin Covey No Title Yet
Wed. May 16
11am, Phillips
Unclaimed No Title Yet
Wed. May 23
11am, Phillips
Xuepeng Chen Special Seminar


Previous 2006-2007 Journal Clubs

Wed. September 27
11am, Phillips
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
11am, Phillips
Kevin Covey No Title Yet
Wed. October 11
11am, Phillips
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
11am, Phillips
Dave Lommen (Leiden) Special Seminar: Studying the disks in young stellar objects with mm interferometry
Abstract
Wed. October 25
11am, Phillips
Gene Avrett Modeling the Solar Atmosphere and Spectrum
Wed. November 1
11am, Phillips
Tyler Bourke Plateah de Bure interferometer observations of the disk and outflow of HH 30 (A&A 458, 841)
Wed. November 8
11am, Phillips
Naomi Ridge and Alyssa Goodman Web Based Collaborations in Astronomy
Wed. November 15
11am, Phillips
Jan Forbrich (MPIfR) Special Seminar: Coronae in the Coronet - Simultaneous X-ray to radio multi-wavelength observations of a young stellar cluster
Abstract
Wed. November 29
11am, Phillips
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
11am, Phillips
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
11am, Phillips
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
11am, Phillips
Howard Smith A Presentation and Discussion of the upcoming Herschel Mission
Wed. January 17
11am, Phillips
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
11am, Phillips
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
11am, Phillips
Nate Bastian Special Seminar: "The Hierarchy of Star Formation in Spiral Galaxies: Star/Cluster Complexes" (Abstract)
Wed. February 28
11am, Phillips
Rahul Shetty Special Seminar:"Cloud and Spur Formation in Spiral Galaxies." (Abstract)
Wed. March 7
11am, Phillips
Jonathan Foster Simulating the formation of molecular clouds. II. Rapid formation from turbulent initial conditions by Glover & Mac Low (astro-ph)
Wed. March 14
11am, Phillips
Howard Smith and Subu Mohanty Herschel Galactic Proposals Discussion Group
Wed. March 21
11am, Phillips
Tyler Bourke "Evolution of Class 0 protostars: models vs observations" by Froebrich et al. MNRAS (2006), 368, 435 or astro-ph
Wed. March 28
11am, Phillips
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
11am, Phillips
Rob Gutermuth Evolving structures of star-forming clusters by Schmeja & Klessen (2006, A&A, 449, 151)
Wed. April 18
11am, Phillips
Alex Lazarian Special Seminar: No Title Yet


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