1. Period spacings of γ Doradus pulsators in the Kepler field: Rossby and gravity modes in 82 stars Li et al. 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
2. 3D MHD simulations and synthetic radio emission from an oblique rotating magnetic massive star Daley-Yates et al. 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
3. The Close AGN Reference Survey (CARS). Comparative analysis of the structural properties of star-forming and non-star-forming galaxy bars Neumann et al. 2019, Astronomy and Astrophysics
4. The influence of dark matter halo on the stellar stream asymmetry via dynamical friction Kipper et al. 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
5. CO Emission in Infrared-selected Active Galactic Nuclei Kirkpatrick et al. 2019, The Astrophysical Journal
Selected on Tuesday, 6 August 2019 from a total of 1013 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?