Category Archives: Reviews

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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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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Review: Telescope time without tears: a distributed approach to peer review

The paper selected for the third Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting (8 p.m. UK time, 7 p.m. UT, Thursday 30th June 2011) was Telescope Time Without Tears: A Distributed Approach to Peer Review. Please see the preview of the paper for … Continue reading

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Review: Planet Occurrence within 0.25 AU of Solar-Type Stars from Kepler

For the second Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting we discussed a paper from the Kepler team: Planet Occurrence within 0.25 AU of Solar-Type Stars from Kepler (Howard et al. 2011). Technical problems with twitter took up most of the first … Continue reading

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Review: Gamma rays from the Galactic centre and the WMAP haze – 16th June 2011

For the first Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting we discussed a paper by Dan Hooper and Tim Linden – Gamma Rays From The Galactic Center and the WMAP Haze. The paper suggests that the gamma ray excess found in the Fermi … Continue reading

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