Journal Club

Every Monday
10:30 – 11:00
Currently via Zoom

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). Simply contact the journal club admin for a Zoom link and/or to be put on the lists of moderators/presenters.


We meet every Monday at 10:30, 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 this list. Please check to see when it's your time — if you know you're not available at that time, please swap with someone else and let the journal club admin know.

The role of the moderator

The moderator should pick out two recent papers and find two people that are able to present them. To find a person suitable for presenting, they may consult the list of presenters.

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 document.

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.

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 under history, possibly along with some notes.