Galread Extragalactic Discussion Group

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When:  Monday every week
Time:   11am-Noon
Where: Grand Central, Peyton Hall

Each week, we hold a relatively informal seminar/discussion series in Peyton Hall with an emphasis on extra-galactic and large-scale structure astrophysics.
During Galread a leader/visitor presents a recent paper to the discussion group. The PDF of the paper is projected onto a large screen, and a guest explains the paper, section by section, in greater detail than may be explained within the text of the article. To aid with discussion, only the article PDF is presented -- no powerpoint-style slides. Galread discussions are very friendly and interactive.

If you would like to present at Galread, please contact Andy Goulding (goulding[at] or Jenny Greene (jgreene[at]

Our current list of speakers for this semester is below.

Date Speaker   Title Article Link
9/10/18 Renbin Yan (Kentucky) Why do many early-type galaxies lack emission lines? I. Fossil clues
9/17/18 Lia Sartori (ETH-Zurich) A model for AGN Variability on multiple timescales
9/24/18 Sofia Gallego (ETH-Zurich) Stacking the Cosmic Web in fluorescent Ly α emission with MUSE
10/1/18 Angelo Ricarte (Yale) The Observational Signatures of Supermassive Black Hole Seeds
10/8/18 Yuan-Sen Ting (IAS) TBA TBA
[special event - Dome Room]
Becky Nevin (Colorado)
Hugo Pfister (IAP)
10/22/18 Todd Thompson (OSU) TBA TBA
10/29/18 Kartheik Iyer (Rutgers) TBA TBA
11/12/18 Meng Gu (Harvard) Coordinated Assembly of Brightest Cluster Galaxies
11/19/18 Nicha Leethochawalit (CalTech) TBA TBA
11/26/18 Fakhri Zahedy (UChicago) TBA TBA
12/3/18 John Wu (Rutgers) TBA TBA
12/17/18 Xin Wang (UCLA) Discovery of Strongly Inverted Metallicity Gradients in Dwarf Galaxies at z∼2

Previous Speakers:
2017   --   Fall​   Spring