Journal Club Meetings

Recently I’ve been given the responsibility to run regular Journal Club Meetings at the Centre for Astronomy of NUIG. After trying to pull together the list of potential candidates I’ve finally organised them together and today we had our “opening” meeting. 

The idea behind the Journal Club is following: We have 2 speakers who present recently published papers of their choice. The papers should not be related to them but could be related to their research. Every speaker gets 20 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes afterwards for the questions. 

We got 2 speakers one was Gregg Hallinan and the other was me. The audience was full and everybody seamed quite interested in the presented topics. Hope that next Thursday the turnout would be as good as this one.

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ASGI meeting in Cork

Recently (2-3 October 2008) I’ve participated in the ASGI meeting held in beautiful city of Cork (Ireland). The meeting took place in UCC (University College Cork) where astronomers and alike gathered from around the Ireland to present their recent work and talk about the future developments still to come.

I’ve also presented a talk entitled “Dissection of a Cold, Infalling High-Mass Star-Forming Core” which was about the work that we are doing here in Galway with Matt Redman and Patrick Carolan. My intention was to present our work on JCMT 18354-0649S massive core from observational and modelling prospective. Continue reading ASGI meeting in Cork