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

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