1. The metal-rich halo tail extended in |z|: a characterization with Gaia DR2 and APOGEE Fernández-Alvar et al. 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
2. Excavating the Explosion and Progenitor Properties of Type IIP Supernovae via Modeling of their Optical Light Curves Ricks & Dwarkadas 2019, The Astrophysical Journal
3. The optimal gravitational softening length for cosmological N-body simulations Zhang et al. 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
4. A Search for High-energy Counterparts to Fast Radio Bursts Cunningham et al. 2019, The Astrophysical Journal
5. The COSMOS-UltraVISTA stellar-to-halo mass relationship: new insights on galaxy formation efficiency out to z ̃ 5 Legrand et al. 2019, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Selected on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 from a total of 818 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?