Author Archives: Emma

On hiatus

I’m off to get married so I can’t run the astronomy twitter journal club for the next few weeks. If anyone would like to step in and run things whilst I’m away send me an email (astrojournalclub@gmail.com) and I’ll initiate … Continue reading

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Transcript: the pros & cons of pro/am collaboration

The transcript of the 24th Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/5349 or http://chirpstory.com/li/5349. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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This week’s meeting: the pros & cons of pro/am collaboration

Professional / amateur collaboration in science, and astronomy in particular, is the discussion topic for this Thursday’s astronomy twitter journal club, starting at 20:10 GMT. @SamHawkins, who proposed this topic, explains more: Astronomy is one of the few branches of … Continue reading

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Review: Understanding gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula

coming soon…

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Transcript: Understanding gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula

The transcript of the 23rd Astronomy Twitter Journal Club meeting is now online at Chirpstory: http://chirpstory.com/dialog_embed/4582 or http://chirpstory.com/li/4582. You can also download the PDF: Tweet transcript archive.

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This week’s meeting: Understanding gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula

This Thursday, 20:10 GMT, astronomy journal club will look at a possible explanation for the mysterious gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula – Extreme particle acceleration in magnetic reconnection layers. Application to the gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula (Cerutti … Continue reading

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Review: How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted Preprints

The 22nd meeting of the astronomy twitter journal club focused on an intriguing question: “Does tweeting really help get a paper more citations?” The discussion was loosely based on a recent paper, How the Scientific Community Reacts to Newly Submitted … Continue reading

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