The main purpose of the journal club is for young scientists to discuss freely and learn about the basics related to the weekly topics. All are welcome. Graduate students and postdocs are strongly encouraged to participate. Experts who are patient and who are interested in helping young scientists learn are also encouraged to come. The meeting is 1h 15min long:
  • 30min presentation by a non-expert young scientist (graduate student or postdoc). Briefly summarize the main ideas and derivations of the paper (you do not need to cover everything in the paper!), list things that you do not completely understand, questions for discussion, etc. Use the blackboard. If you would like to volunteer to present the paper, please put your name as "Discussion leader" below!
  • followed by a 45min discussion.


Next Week:

Week of 6/9/14

  • Topic: Dispersion and Mixing in Quasigeostrophic Turbulence
  • Discussion leader: Sean Haney
  • Paper to discuss: We are going to discuss the following paper. Please study it before the journal club meeting.



Past Weeks:


Week of 6/2/14

  • Topic: Internal Variability of the Winter Stratosphere
  • Discussion leader: Inna Polichtchouk
  • Paper to discuss: We are going to discuss the following paper. Please study it before the journal club meeting.

Week of 3/31/14


Week of 4/7/14


Week of 4/14/14


Week of 4/21/14

  • Topic: Theory of Planetary Wave-Zonal Flow Interaction
  • Discussion leader: Daniel Lecoanet
  • Papers to discuss: We are going to discuss the following papers. Please study them before the journal club meeting.

Week of 4/28/14

  • Topic: Hamiltonian Wave Kinetics
  • Discussion leader: Wanming Qi
  • Papers to discuss: We are going to discuss the following paper. Please study it before the journal club meeting.

Week of 5/5/14

  • Topic: Rossby Wave Instability of Keplerian Accretion Disks
  • Discussion leader: James Cho
  • Papers to discuss: We are going to discuss the following paper. Please study it before the journal club meeting.

Week of 5/12/14

  • Topic: Zonal Flows and Long-lived Axisymmetric Pressure Bumps in Magnetorotational Turbulence
  • Discussion leader: Roland Young
  • Papers to discuss: We are going to discuss the following paper. Please study it before the journal club meeting.

Week of 5/19/14

  • Topic: Wave Turbulence
  • Discussion leader: Colm Connaughton
  • Paper to discuss: We are going to discuss the following paper. Please study it before the journal club meeting.