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.

To add yourself to the list of presenters and/or moderators, see  this guide.

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    Mondays 10:30–11:00


    In the DAWN@NBI meeting area, as well as via Zoom

    Sorry no. You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave.


    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

    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.

    • Before

      the journal club session, the moderator should

      • Pick two recent papers from the arXiv.
      • Find two people that are able to present them.
        • To find a person suitable for presenting, you may consult this list of presenters.
        • You should find the presenters at the latest the preceding Wednesday, so that they have a chance to prepare the paper.
      • Send out a notification to the journal club mailing list so that we may have a chance to have a look at the papers.
      • Update the journal club history (see this guide on how to update this page).
    • During

      the discussions, it is the moderator's job to ensure that

      • We only spend 15 minutes per paper, and that
      • The discussions don't diverge into details that only two people find interesting.
    • After

      the discussions, please let the next moderator on the list know that they're up next.

    Journal club
    Moderator Presenter deadline
    (preceding Wednesday)
    13 Dec Lijie 08 Dec
    20 Dec Lise 15 Dec
    10 Jan Daniele 05 Jan
    17 Jan Malte 12 Jan
    24 Jan Meghana 19 Jan
    31 Jan Kasper 26 Jan
    07 Feb Nina 02 Feb
    14 Feb Johan 09 Feb
    21 Feb Peter J 16 Feb
    28 Feb Francesca 23 Feb
    07 Mar Seiji 09 Mar
    14 Mar Steven 16 Mar
    21 Mar Sune 23 Mar
    28 Mar Peter L 23 Mar
    04 Apr Thomas 30 Mar
    11 Apr Vasily 06 Apr
    18 Apr Clara 13 Apr
    25 Apr Francesco 20 Apr
    02 May Kate G 27 Apr
    09 May Peter L 04 Apr
    16 May Joonas 11 May
    23 May Gonzalo 18 May
    30 May Charlotte 25 May
    06 Jun Georgios 01 Jun
    13 Jun John 08 Jun
    20 Jun Gabe 15 Jun

    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.

    If you're willing to present a paper once in a while, please add yourself to this list of presenters.


    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 (see here how to edit). Latest dates go in the top.

    6 December

    29 November

    22 November

    15 November

    8 November

    25 October

    18 October

    11 October

    4 October

    13 September

    6 September

    21 June

    14 June

    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