Journal Club Archive!
Lawrence Rudnick (University of Minnesota): "Gas and Dust Layers from Cas A's Explosive Nucleosynthesis" - JINA talk
Spitzer IRAC images and sample spectra of Cassiopeia A's explosion, J. Ennis, et. al., ApJ 652 (2006) 376.
Casey Meakin (Chicago): "Hydrodynamic processes in the advanced stages of massive star evolution" - JINA talk
Massive multidimensional hydro calculations:
The Impact of Hydrodynamic Mixing on Supernova Progenitors
A longer paper with more technical details:
Turbulent Convection in Stellar Interiors. I. Hydrodynamic Simularion
Carla Froehlich (Chicago): T.B.A. - JINA talk
The nu-p process!
Neutrino-Induced Nucleosynthesis of A>64 Nuclei: The nup Process
A recent review of some nucleosynthesis scenarios by F.-K. Thielemann:
Production of intermediate-mass and heavy nuclei
Achim Richter (TU Darmstadt): Nuclear Structure in Astrophysics - Recent Examples from the S-DALINAC (NSCL seminar).
A sample of his work. For (even) more literature visit Richter's webpage.
Gammow-Teller and astrophysics:
Magnetic dipole and Gamow-Teller modes: quenching, fine structure and astrophysical implications
; Gamow-Teller Strength in the Exotic Odd-Odd Nuclei 138La and 180Ta and Its Relevance for Neutrino Nucleosynthesis
12C and its charming Hoyle state:
Structure of the Hoyle State in 12C (we've encountered this paper before, when we met Thomas Neff)
; A silicon microstrip detector in a magnetic spectrometer for high-resolution electron scattering experiments at the S-DALINAC (for experimenters only?)
Supernova Inelastic Neutrino-Nucleus Cross Sections from High-Resolution Electron Scattering Experiments and Shell-Model Calculations
Lets play billiard!
On some spectral properties of billiards and nuclei - similarities and differences
Andy Howell (Toronto): The Supernova Legacy Survey: Dark Energy and Type Ia Supernovae (JINA Lunch Talk)
- A Champagne Supernova in the Sky: News & Views article from Nature
- The type Ia supernova SNLS-03D3bb from a super-Chandrasekhar-mass white dwarf star
Howell, D. A. et al. Nature 443, 308-311 (2006).
Anna Watts (MPA Garching): Neutron star seismology - towards a relativistic Richter scale (JINA talk).
- a recent paper from a conference proceeding:
High frequency oscillations during magnetar flares
Anna L. Watts, Tod E. Strohmayer, arXiv:astro-ph/0608476
- for the experts, a PRL submission:
Magnetar oscillations pose challenges for strange stars
Anna L. Watts, Sanjay Reddy, arXiv:astro-ph/0609364
Maddapa Prakash (Ohio University): Binary Mergers and the Dense Matter Equation of State (JINA talk).
The Role of the Equation of State in Binary Mergers
S. Ratkovic, M. Prakash, and J. M. Lattimer, arXiv:astro-ph/0512136v1
The Physics of Neutron Stars
J. M. Lattimer and M. Prakash, Science 304 (5670) 536
Gabriel Martinez Pinedo (GSI): Nuclear physics aspects of suprrnovae evolution and nucleosynthesis (NSCL).
Neutrino-induced nucleosynthesis of A>64 nuclei: The nu p-process
C. Frohlich, et al., arXiv:astro-ph/0511376
The role of fission in the r-process
G. Martinez Pinedo, et al. Prog. Part. Nucl. Phy. (2007) in press.
Jason Pruet (LLNL): Nucleosynthesis in some interesting proton-rich explosions (JINA talk).
journal club: Friday 3/23, 3pm @ NSCL Theory Library
Nucleosynthesis in Early Supernova Winds. II. The Role of Neutrinos
J. Pruet, et. al. ApJ 644 (2006) 1028
Andrew Steiner (MSU): Nuclear symmetry energy (just for fun).
Isospin diffusion in heavy-ion collisions and the neutron skin thickness of lead
A. W. Steiner, B.-A. Li, Phys. Rev. C 72 (2005) 041601
If you want to know about the astrophysical implications of these results, try
"Constraining the radii of neutron stars with terrestrial nuclear laboratory data"
, for a more thorough (& lenghty) review on the subject check out the Physics Report
"Isospin asymmetry in nuclei and neutron stars".
Andrew also provided us with some references on the intriguing physics of Hanbury Brown--Twiss intensity interferometry (HBT):
Stanley Withcomb (Caltech): LIGO, on the threshold of Gravitational Wave Astronomy (NSCL seminar).
Observational limit on gravitational waves from binary neutron stars in the Galaxy
B. Allen, et. al. - gr-qc/9903108
Plans for the LIGO-TAMA Joint Search for Gravitational Wave Bursts
P. Sutton, et. al. - gr-qc/0412123
The LIGO Home Page!
Anna Frebel (University of Texas): High Spectroscopic Resolution Observations of Metal-Poor Stars from SDSS/SEGUE -- Identification of Neutron-Capture Rich Stars (JINA talk).
The discovery of HE 1327-2326: Nature paper, news & views
Victoria Kaspi (McGill University): Magnetars! (PA Colloquium).
Recent Progress on Anomalous X-ray Pulsars
Victoria M. Kaspi - astro-ph/0610304
For more information on pulsars check out McGill Pulsar Group website
John Beacom (Ohio State University): Fossil Records of Star Formation: Supernova Neutrinos and Gamma Rays (JINA Talk).
His own compilation of papers on the hot topics he's working on:
Guaranteed and prospective Galactic TeV neutrino sources;
Detection of Neutrinos from Supernovae in Nearby Galaxies;
Stringent Constraint on Galactic Positron Production;
Protecting Life in the Milky Way: Metals Keep the GRBs Away;
TeV gamma-rays from photo-disintegration/de-excitation of cosmic-ray nuclei.
Chris Sneden (University of Texas): Doubled Pleasure: Discovery of a Low Metallicity Carbon-Rich Binary Star System (PA Colloquium).
A recent review article!
Heavy element synthesis in the oldest stars and the early Universe
J. Cowan and C. Sneden, Nature 440, 1151 (2006)
Michael Heil (GSI): The (weak) s-process and its relation to explosive nucleosynthesis (NSCL Seminar).
Some reference papers - pick your favourite one!
- Heil's NIC IX conference proceedings (cross section measurements at n_TOF):
Neutron capture cross section measurements for
nuclear astrophysics at n_TOF
, M Heil et al, NIC-IX Conference Proceedings.
- A cross section measurement (activation method) and its implications in stellar nucleosynthesis:
Neutron capture cross section of 139La
, O'Brien et al, Phys. Rev. C 68, 035801 (2003)
- The future of the field?:
Neutron capture measurements at a RIA-type facility
, Reifarth, R. et al NIM A524, 215 (2004).
Fritz Roepke: The many roads to Type Ia supernova models (JINA Lunch talk).
On the Mechanism of Type Ia Supernovae
Fritz Roepke et al - arXiv.org, astro-ph/0609631
Chris Deloye:Too Close for Comfort?
The Physics of Starting and Surviving Mass Transfer in Close White Dwarf-White Dwarf Binaries (JINA).
The Turn-On of Mass Transfer in AM CVn Binaries: Implications for RX J0806+1527 and RX J1914+2456
Christopher J. Deloye and Ronald E. Taam - ApJL 649, 99 (2006)
If you're interested in the nuclear physics side of the X-ray binaries, the following is a recent paper by Hendrik Schatz and Ernst Rehm on the topic:
X-ray binaries, H. Schatz, and K.E. Rehm - NPA 777, 601
Derek Fox: - The Nature of Short-Hard Gamma-Ray Bursts (CSCE).
The afterglow of GRB 050709 and the nature of the short-hard gamma-ray bursts.
D. Fox, et al. Nature 437, 845-850 (2005)
I want more!
- Wikipedia on GRB (it must be good information! I got to the article through a link in Derek Fox own website)
- News & Views article in Nature (the article we'll discuss was published in a special Nature issue on GRBs)
- Breaking News! A GRB real-time sky map with data from swift satellite (cooool stuff!).
Thomas Neff: - Microscopic nuclear structure and reaction calculations with astrophysical applications (JINA).
On the Structure of the Hoyle State in 12C
M. Chernykh et. al. - Submitted somewhere (2006)
As a reference, Thomas also provided us with a Nuclear Physics paper that introduces the Fermionic Molecular Dynamics
Nuclear structure based on correlated realistic nucleon-nucleon potentials
Roth, R.; Neff, T.; Hergert, H.; Feldmeier, H. - NPA, Vol 745 (2004) 3.
Richard Cyburt: - BBN, WMAP, CMB, et al.(JINA)
Primordial Nucleosynthesis in Light of WMAP
Richard H. Cyburt, Brian D. Fields, and Keith A. Olive - PLB 567, 227-234 (2003)
Cyburt's website contains a section with some background information on cosmology - here!
A. Baha Balantekin: "Neutrino Many-Body Physics, Core-Collapse Supernovae, and r-process Nucleosynthesis" (NSCL)
JINA-VJ, Volume 04, Issue 34: Neutrinos, Weak Interactions, and r-process Nucleosynthesis
A.B. Balantekin (Wisconsin U., Madison)
ArXiv - Nuclear Theory - nucl-th/0608047
Oleg Gnedin:The Life and Death of Star Clusters (CSCE)
The Unique History of the Globular Cluster omegaCentauri
O. Gnedin, et. al. - ApJL Vol 568, No 1, L23
For a complete overview of his research topics visit his website
Wolfgang Hammer - Key Reactions of Nucleosynthesis in Stars (JINA)
JINA Virtual Journal of Nuclear Astrophysics - Volume 3, Issue 12, article #36
New determination of the 12C(a,g)16O reaction rate from gamma-ray angular distribution measurements
J.W. Hammer, et. al. - Nuclear Physics A
Lee Hartmann - Dynamic Star Formation (CSCE)
- A talk about star formation: pdf talk
- Formation of Structure in Molecular Clouds: A Case Study
Fabian Heitsch, Andreas Burkert, Lee W. Hartmann, Adrianne D. Slyz, and Julien E. G. Devriendt
ApJ Letter, Vol 633 (L113) 2005
Last modified: Thu Mar 20 21:22:03 EDT 2008