Journal Club

The DAWN journal club

The purpose of the journal club is to discuss recent papers in fields related to DAWN's research fields, i.e. high-redshift galaxy evolution, massive galaxies, quenching, the interstellar medium, reionization, simulations, existing and upcoming surveys with HST, ALMA, Euclid and JWST, and more.

The journal club is for everyone (in particular also DARKers). You're more than welcome to just follow the discussions, but you're also encouraged to occasionally present papers, and to act as a moderator (see below).

If you're a DAWNer, you can find the Zoom link here, and/or add yourself to the list of moderators (see here for a guide on how to edit this page). If you don't have a profile on this site, you can just contact the journal club admin.

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    Mondays 10:30–11:00


    Currently via Zoom


    We meet every Monday at 10:30 for 30 minutes, currently via Zoom. Please log in a few minutes before (!).

    During each session we will discuss two articles, presented by two of us.

    The discussions will be "chaired" by a moderator. We will take turns on being the moderator, following the list below. Please check to see when it's your time — if you know you're not available at that time, please swap with someone else.

    The role of the moderator

    The moderator should pick out two recent papers from the arXiv and find two people that are able to present them. To find a person suitable for presenting, they may consult this list of presenters (currently an external page, due to the presence of non-DAWNers).

    The moderator should find the presenters at the latest the preceding Wednesday. When the presenters have been found, please send out a notification to the journal club mailing list so that we may have a chance to have a look at it. Please also update the journal club history, following this guide on how to update this page.

    Furthermore, during the discussions it is the moderator's job to ensure that we only spend 15 minutes per paper, and that the discussion doesn't diverge into details that only two people find interesting.

    Check the list below to see when it's your turn to be a moderator. If you're on a phone with a small screen, you may need to rotate your device by π/2.

    Note that the list is subject to changes, in case that some sessions are canceled. The date should be correct within a month or so, though.

    Contact the admin to opt in or out of this list — anyone may join, and anyone may not.

    Journal club
    Moderator Presenter deadline
    (preceding Wednesday)
    14 Jun Sandra 09 Jun
    21 Jun Sune 16 Jun
    28 Jun Thomas 23 Jun
    TBA Vasily  
    TBA Meghana  
    TBA Francesco  
    TBA Gabe  
    TBA Johan  
    TBA Joonas  
    TBA Bo  
    TBA Georgios  
    TBA John  
    TBA Kate  
    TBA Lijie  
    TBA Lise  
    TBA Malte  
    TBA Clara  
    TBA Nikki  
    TBA Nina  
    TBA Peter L  
    TBA Peter J  
    TBA Francesca  
    TBA Seiji  
    TBA Steven  

    Presenting a paper

    If you're asked to present a paper, you're of course free to decline. If you can suggest another presenter or, even better, have another paper you'd like to present, you'll make the moderator happy.

    Presenting a paper should not be a full, comprehensive lecture on the paper. You're not even expected to read it all in detail, or to be able to answer all questions. Focus on the parts that you find interesting. The whole discussion, including both your presentation and possibly a subsequent discussion, should be no longer than 15 minutes,


    All the papers we've discussed — including the ones coming up — are listed here.

    Once two presenters has been found, the moderator should put the papers in this list. Latest dates go in the top.

    7 June

    31 May

    26 April

    19 April

    12 April

    22 Mar

    15 Mar

    8 Mar

    1 Mar

    • No journal club

    22 Feb

    • Moderator: Lijie

    15 Feb

    8 Feb

    No journal club

    1 Feb

    25 Jan

    18 Jan

    No journal club

    11 Jan

    14 Dec

    7 Dec

    30 Nov

    23 Nov

    No journal club because of JWST deadline

    16 Nov

    09 Nov

    02 Nov

    26 Oct

    19 Oct

    12 Oct

    5 Oct

    28 Sep