Monthly Archives: October 2011

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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Transcript: does the Universe have a preferred axis?

The transcript of the 13th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/2900 or http://chirpstory.com/li/2900. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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This week’s meeting: a preferred axis for the Universe?

This Thursday (20:10 UK time) astronomy twitter journal club is tackling a paper that may have major implications for cosmology if the results it presents are correct: Detection of a Dipole in the Handedness of Spiral Galaxies with Redshifts z … Continue reading

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Review: On the Origin of the Salpeter Slope for the Initial Mass Function

It was back to science this week for the astronomy twitter journal club, with a discussion of the origin of the steep slope in the stellar initial mass function based on this paper. There’s some background to the topic in … Continue reading

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Transcript: On the Origin of the Salpeter Slope for the Initial Mass Function

The transcript of the 12th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/2829 or http://chirpstory.com/li/2829. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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This week’s meeting: On the Origin of the Salpeter Slope for the Initial Mass Function

This Thursday (20:10 UK time) come and join the Astronomy Twitter Journal Club in discussing a paper (feels like ages since we did that!) This one in fact, suggested by Marcel Haas: On the Origin of the Salpeter Slope for … Continue reading

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Review: Are science careers in crisis?

This week Astronomy Twitter Journal Club moved away from science topics and onto a more fundamental issue for scientists – the problems with the current career structure for academics, inspired by the report “Careering Out of Control: A Crisis in … Continue reading

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