About CTA

CTA is a journal club that brings together undergrads, graduate students, and post docs to review the results of active research within the fields of astrophysics, relativity, and gravitation. Each week, members select various papers from the ArXiv (need link) and briefly review the main results of each. From those, one paper is selected to be reviewed in detail the following week.


For the Fall 2016 semester, CTA meets every Friday at 9am in the Dayton Conference Room, EPS 258. Please see below for details.

Fall 2016 Semester

Date: 9/9

Speaker: Dimitry Ayzenberg

Paper Title: Generating exact solutions to Einstein's equation using linearized approximations

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.04359

Date: 9/16

Speaker: David Anderson

Paper Title: Equation of state effects and one-arm spiral instability in hypermassive neutron stars formed in eccentric neutron star mergers

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1609.00725

Date: 9/23

Speaker: Nicholas Loutrel

Paper Title: Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae

Link: http://arxiv.org/abs/1609.03639

Date: 9/30

Speaker: Alex Saffer

Paper Title: Accretion in Radiative Equipartition (AiRE) Disks

Link: https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.06716

Date: 10/7

Speaker: Alejandro Cardenas Avendano

Paper Title: Gravitational-wave cosmography with eLISA and the Hubble tension

Link: https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.07142

Date: 10/14

Speaker: Barrett Frank

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Date: 10/21

Speaker: Zach Schutte

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Date: 10/28

Speaker: Travis Robson

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Date: 11/4

Speaker: Josh Povick

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Date: 11/11

Speaker: Kylee Martens

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Date: 11/18

Speaker: Colin Latimer

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Date: 12/2

Speaker: Alex Warren

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