Author Archives: Kash Farooq

Transcript: Surviving the data tsunami

The transcript of the 16th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/3105 or http://chirpstory.com/li/3105. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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Review: Journal Club On Journal Club

The discussion was about these points: We’ve been going for a few months now so seemed like a good time to sit back, look around & see if everything’s still working! Do you think we should continue journal club? - astronomyjc The … Continue reading

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Review: Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam (AKA faster than light neutrinos)

Astronomy Twitter Journal Club resumed after a short holiday with a discussion of the paper that everyone is talking about at the moment. There are some interesting links to read from our preview post, and you can also read the full Tweet … Continue reading

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Transcript: Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam (AKA faster than light neutrinos)

The transcript of the 9th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/2665 or http://chirpstory.com/li/2665. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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Review: Life might be rare despite its early emergence on Earth – a Bayesian analysis of the probability of abiogenesis

For the 8th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club we tackled a recent paper that attempted a Bayesian analysis of the probability of abiogenesis. The paper was suggested by Matt Burleigh. He thought it would be a good paper to discuss as it “has been getting … Continue reading

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Transcript: Life might be rare despite its early emergence on Earth – a Bayesian analysis of the probability of abiogenesis

The transcript of the 8th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/2142 or http://chirpstory.com/li/2142. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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This week’s paper: Cold flows and the first quasars

Meeting 7 of the Astronomy Twitter Journal Club (Thursday July 28th 2011, 19:00 UT) will discuss Cold flows and the first quasars (Di Matteo et al. July 2011). arXiv:1107.1253v1 [astro-ph.CO] A recent discovery of a bright quasar at a red shift of … Continue reading

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Review: The James Webb Space Telescope

For the 6th meeting of the Astronomy Twitter Journal Club we decided to try something a little different – just a discussion about a topic rather than a paper. This was purely because we didn’t have time to pick and … Continue reading

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Transcript: The James Webb Space Telescope

The transcript of Meeting 6 of the Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/2048 or http://chirpstory.com/li/2048. You can also download the PDF: Tweet Transcript Archive for James Webb Space Telescope. Our review.

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Review: Relativistic shock breakouts

The paper selected for the fourth Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting (8:10 p.m. UK time, 7:10 p.m. UT, Thursday 7th July 2011) was Relativistic shock breakouts – a variety of gamma-ray flares: from low luminosity gamma-ray bursts to type Ia supernovae by … Continue reading

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