Galread Extragalactic Discussion Group

When:  Monday every week
Time:   11am-Noon
Where: (Remote via Zoom) 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
1/27/2020 Sean Johnson (Princeton) Spatially-resolved UV diagnostics of AGN feedback: radiation pressure dominates in a prototypical quasar-driven super wind  
2/3/2020 Robyn Sanderson (UPenn) The Implications of Local Fluctuations in the Galactic Midplane for Dynamical Analysis in the Gaia Era 2019ApJ...883..103B
2/10/2020 Rachael Beaton (Princeton) Spectroscopy of the Young Stellar Association Price-Whelan 1: Origin in the Magellanic Leading Arm and Constraints on the Milky Way Hot Halo 2019ApJ...887..115N


2/17/2020 Lina Necib (CalTech) Evidence for a Vast Prograde Stellar Stream in the Solar Vicinity 2019arXiv190707190N
2/24/2020 Renyue Cen (Princeton) On Post-starburst Galaxies Dominating Tidal Disruption Events ApJ Paper
3/9/2020 Scott Carlsten (Princeton) Wide-Field Survey of Dwarf Satellite Systems Around 10 Hosts in the Local Volume 1909.07389
3/23/2020 Neven Caplar Remote: Observational Nonstationarity of AGN Variability: The Only Way to Go Is Down! 2020ApJ...889L..29
3/30/2020 Puragra Guhathakurta Remote: Asymmetric Drift in the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) as a Function of Stellar Age 2019ApJ...871...11
4/6/2020 Evan Schneider Remote: The Physical Nature of Starburst-Driven Galactic Outflows 2002.10468
4/13/2020 Andy Goulding Remote: The Black Hole-Galaxy Connection: Interplay Between Feedback, Obscuration, and Host Galaxy Substructure N/A
4/20/2020 Lachlan Lancaster Remote: New Insight into the stellar mass function of Galactic globular clusters 2004.02906
4/27/2020 Johnny Greco Remote: Measuring distances to low-luminosity galaxies using surface brightness fluctuations 2020arXiv200407273G
5/4/2020 Allison Strom Remote: TBA TBA
6/1/2020 Sebastian Trujillo-Gomez [Heidelberg] Remote: The kinematics of globular cluster populations in the E-MOSAICS simulations and their implications for the assembly history of the Milky Way 2020arXiv200502401T 
6/8/2020 Anna Wright [Rutgers] Remote: The Formation of Isolated Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies in Romulus25 2020arXiv200507634W 
6/15/2020 Alice Shapley [UCLA] Remote: The MOSDEF-LRIS Survey: The Interplay Between Massive Stars and Ionized  Gas in High-Redshift Star-Forming Galaxies. 10.1093/mnras/staa1410
6/22/2020 Jonathan Stern [Northwestern] Remote: Virialization of the inner CGM in the FIRE simulations and implications for galaxy discs, star formation and feedback N/A
6/29/2020 Yong Zheng [Berkeley] Remote: Figuring Out Gas & Galaxies in Enzo (FOGGIE). III. The Mocky Way: Investigating Biases in Observing the Milky Way's Circumgalactic Medium 2020arXiv200107736Z 
7/6/2020 Fangzhou Jiang [Caltech/Carnegie] Remote: SatGen: a semi-analytical satellite galaxy generator -- I. The model and its application to Local-Group satellite statistics 2020arXiv200505974J 
7/13/2020 Alex Gurvich [Northwestern] Remote: TBA TBA
7/20/2020 Chiara Mingarelli [Connecticut/CCA] Remote: TBA TBA
7/27/2020 Sebastian Kamann [Liverpool] Remote: TBA TBA
8/3/2020 Rachel Bezanson Remote: TBA TBA
8/10/2020 TBA Remote: TBA TBA
8/17/2020 Mariska Kriek [Berkeley] Remote: TBA TBA
8/24/2020 TBA Remote: TBA TBA
8/31/2020 TBA Remote: TBA TBA

Previous Speakers:
2019   --   Fall   Spring
2018   --   Fall​   Spring
2017   --   Fall​   Spring