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.

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    Mondays 10:30–11:00


    In the DAWN@NBI meeting area and in Room 129 at DAWN@DTU, 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. At NBI, we meet in the lounge area, and at DTU we meet in Room 129.  You can also join 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

    We take turns on moderating the sessions, meaning that you should expect to do this once or twice per year. Check the list below to see when it's your turn. Note that the list is subject to changes, in case of canceled sessions. The date should be correct within a month or so, though.

    If you prefer not to be on this list, just let the admin know. But if it's your turn, and you suddenly realize you're unable to moderate, please find a substitute yourself.

    • 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 using the button below.
    • During the discussion,

      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 discussion,

      • please let the next moderator on the list know that they're up next.
      • Update the journal club history below (see this guide on how to update this page).

    List of moderators

    Presenting a paper

    Presenting is voluntary

    If you're asked to present a paper, you're always 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.

    If you prefer not ever to be asked to present a paper, untick the "Journal Clubbers" group in your staff profile (click here, find yourself, click Quick Edit).

    What is (not) expected?

    Presenting a paper should not be a 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 a possible subsequent discussion, should be no longer than 15 minutes.


    All the papers we've discussed 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.

    13 June

    30 May

    23 May

    16 May

    9 May

    2 May

    11 April

    28 March

    21 March

    14 March

    28 February

    21 February

    7 February

    31 January

    10 January

    13 December

    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