Category Archives: Reviews

Review: does the Universe have a preferred axis?

For the 13th meeting the astronomy twitter journal club discussed Detection of a Dipole in the Handedness of Spiral Galaxies with Redshifts z ~ 0.04 by Michael Longo. There’s a brief introduction to the topic here, and the full transcript … Continue reading

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Review: supernovae, white dwarves & the accelerating Universe

Astronomy Twitter Journal Club tackled supernova progenitors for its 10th meeting, inspired by this year’s Nobel Physics Prize, which was awarded to Saul Perlmutter, Brian Schmidt and Adam Riess. Congratulations! There’s some background to the topic in our preview post … 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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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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Review: Cold flows and the first quasars

The seventh meeting of the astronomy journal twitter club was all about the growth of black holes and galaxies in the early Universe. The paper discussed, Cold Flows and the First Quasars, presents the results from a detailed new simulation … 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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Review: Demographics of Bulge Types within 11 Mpc and Implications for Galaxy Evolution

For the fifth meeting of the astronomy twitter journal club we decided to try a new time – Sunday at 10am GMT – which was friendlier for eastern timezones. The paper chosen for discussion was Demographics of Bulge Types within … Continue reading

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