Astrophysics Readding Club

This is the web-page of informal summertime reading seminar, i.e., Astrophysics Readding Club, to review important and/or oft-cited papers in the astrophysical literature.


All of the participants must read the discussed paper at each session. The presenter may assume that all of the participants have the same baseline (i.e., basically cosmological and astrophysical courses). However, questions are most welcome. If while preparing for a session one or more participants see that he or she has some difficulties in preparing for the session please ask one of the student for help, so we all will have some kind of baseline.

Discussion Leader Date Authors Reference Title
Smadar Naoz  07.08.08  Blandford & Znajek   1977 MNRAS, 179, 433 Electromagnetic Extraction of Energy from Kerr Black Holes 
Gal Sarid  14.08.08  Lynden-Bell & Pringle   1974 MNRAS, 168, 603L The Evolution of Viscous Discs and the Origin of the Nebular Variables 
Rivay Mor  21.08.08  No Reading Club, but:   student seminar  
No Astro-read  28.08.08     
Rivay Mor  04.09.08  Efron, B.  1979 Ann. statist., no.1 , V7 Bootstrap Methods: Another Look at the Jackknife  
Assaf Horesh  18.09.08  Peebles & Bharat   1988 ApJ, 325L, 17p Cosmology with a time-variable cosmological constant
Avi Shporer  26.09.08 
Benny Trakhtenbrot  23.10.08  Press & Schechter   1974, ApJ, 187, 425 Formation of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies by Self-Similar Gravitational Condensation
Elinor Medezinski  06.11.08  Navarro, Frenk, White,  1997 ApJ 490 493 A Universal Density Profile from Hierarchical Clustering