1. Resolved galaxy scaling relations in the EAGLE simulation: star formation, metallicity, and stellar mass on kpc scales Trayford & Schaye 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
2. The Magnetic Properties of Heating Events on High-temperature Active-region Loops Ugarte-Urra et al. 2019, The Astrophysical Journal
3. The Optical to Mid-infrared Extinction Law Based on the APOGEE, Gaia DR2, Pan-STARRS1, SDSS, APASS, 2MASS, and WISE Surveys Wang & Chen 2019, The Astrophysical Journal
4. Exploring physical features of anisotropic strange stars beyond standard maximum mass limit in f(R,T) gravity Deb et al. 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
5. New mass bound on fermionic dark matter from a combined analysis of classical dSphs Savchenko & Rudakovskyi 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Selected on Tuesday, 23 July 2019 from a total of 852 papers published last month in ApJ, AJ, MNRAS and A&A.
We meet every Monday at 2pm at the McGill Space Institute to discuss 5 random astrophysics papers.
The goal of Random Papers is to gain a broad view of current astrophysics research. Each week we run a script to choose 5 random papers published in the last month in refereed astrophysics journals. This gives a different slice of the literature than the typical astro-ph discussion, with papers from outside our own research areas or those that might not otherwise be chosen for discussion.
Rather than reading each paper in depth, the goal is to focus on the big picture, with questions such as: How would we summarize the paper in a few sentences? What are the key figures in the paper? What analysis methods are used? Why is this paper being written, and Why now?