Star Formation Journal Club
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"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 '10-'11 school year, at 11:00 in M-340 (conference room on the third floor), 160 Concord Ave. [city map & another]. Occasionally, because of space issues, we will meet in Phillips Auditorium at 60 Garden 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.

The SFJC calendar below is now hosted by Google, allowing multiple options for you to keep in touch with the latest SFJC news. By clicking on the SFJC event, you can see the paper which was (or will be) presented by each speaker.

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Contact Information

If you would like to sign up to give a talk or discuss a paper, email the Journal Club wranglers: Izaskun Jimenez-Serra ( i j i m e n e z), or Mireya Etxaluze (m e t x a l u z e a z k o n a g a) [each address is at the domain].

To receive the Journal Club announcements via e-mail, either send an e-mail to Majordomo at cfa dot harvard dot edu [with symbols in the appropriate places] with the command "subscribe jclub" in the body of your message, or send an e-mail to Izaskun Jimenez-Serra or Mireya Etxaluze, the list administrators.

To unsubscribe from this mailing list, either send an e-mail to Majordomo cfa harvard edu with the command "unsubscribe jclub your@mail.addresss" in the body of the message, or e-mail Izaskun Jimenez-Serra or Mireya Etxaluze.


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