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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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Review: Understanding gamma-ray flares in the Crab Nebula

coming soon…

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This week’s meeting: What should young scientists spend their time on?

The topic for this week’s journal club meeting came from recent conversations on twitter; Marcel Haas explains more below. Join in the discussion this Thursday at 20:10 GMT. Recently on twitter there have been plenty of discussions about what skills … Continue reading

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Review: Dark dwarfs & the missing satellite problem

Astronomy twitter journal club met for the first time in 2012 last week to discuss the recent discovery of a distant, dark, dwarf galaxy which may help explain the discrepancy between the predicted and observed number of Milky Way satellites. … Continue reading

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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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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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