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Journal Club


"Brown dwarf companions to Cataclysmic Binaries?" and "Astronomical paintings of Vincent van Gogh"

J. Smak (CAMK)


"Absolute Magnitudes of Dwarf Novae: Murmurs of Period Bounce"

A. Olech (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:0903.1006)

"Planets Around A-Type Stars"

J. Kałużny (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:0912.0518)


"An Intermediate-Mass Black Hole of ≥ 500 Solar Masses in the Galaxy ESO 243-49"

A. Różańska (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1001.0567 [Nature 460, 73])

"The early evolution of massive black holes"

T. Zdravkov (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:0912.0525)


"Looking for WIMPs in the CDMS II experiment"

S. Tatur (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:0912.3592)


"A neutron star with a carbon atmosphere in the Cassiopeia A supernova remnant"

M. Fortin (CAMK, LUTH)

(based on Ho and Heinke, Nature 462, 71 [arXiv:0911.0672])

"First Direct Spectrum of an Exoplanet"

P. Pietrukowicz (CAMK)

(based on ApJ 2010 710, L35)


"The best of Paczyński"

B. Czerny & P. Życki (CAMK)


"Astronomy in 2009"

S. Bajtlik (CAMK)


"Czy nadeszła era e-papiera?"

P. Bolek & B. Seredyński ( sp. z o.o.)


"Survival in Martian conditions"

W. Pych (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1002.4077)

"Looking for star formation in AGNs"

K. Hryniewicz (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1002.0071v2)


"Astronomical discoveries of the year 2009"

A. Zdziarski (CAMK)



W. Dziembowski (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1003.1407)

"Spectroscopic Evidence for a 5.4 Minute Orbital Period in HM Cancri"

M. Otulakowska (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1003.0658)


"On the orbital evolution of a giant planet pair embedded in a gaseous disk. I: Jupiter-Saturn configuration"

P. Lenz (CAMK & Institute of Astronomy, University of Vienna)

(based on arXiv:1002.2201)


"Pulsar Timing Array"

L. Zdunik (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1003.3405)

"NGC 300 X-1 is a Wolf-Rayet/Black Hole binary"

A. Janiuk (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1001.4616)


"O roli kryzysu w nauce"

A. Motycka (IFiS PAN)


"Dark energy demystified?"

M. Bilicki (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1002.3966)


"Constraints on Extragalactic Magnetic Fields"

K. Nalewajko (CAMK)

(based on Science 328, 73; arXiv:1004.1093 and arXiv:1004.1329)


"Our Milky Way as a Pure-Disk Galaxy -- A Challenge for Galaxy Formation"

W. Hellwing (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1005.0385)

"The Potato Radius: a Lower Minimum Size for Dwarf Planets"

A. Gawryszczak (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1004.1091)


"HTRA ("

W. Kluźniak (CAMK)

"Detecting massive black hole binaries using pulsars"

T. Bulik (CAMK, Warsaw University)

(based on arXiv:1005.1667)


"Spectroscopic binaries in open cluster NGC 188"

B. Mazur (CAMK)

"Galaxy Clusters Selected with the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect from 2008 South Pole Telescope Observations"

R. Wojtak (CAMK)

(based on arXiv:1003.0003)


"Binary and symbiotic paths, and female approach to SN Ia"

J. Mikołajewska (CAMK)


"O 'Dziennikach' Jarosława Iwaszkiewicza"

R. Romaniuk (Warsaw University)


"The astrobiological case for our cosmic ancestry"

E. Szuszkiewicz (University of Szczecin)


"Giant gamma-ray bubbles in the Milky Way"

K. Nalewajko (CAMK)

Based on arXiv:1005.5480

"First Earth-based Detection of a Superbolide on Jupiter"

K. Złoczewski (CAMK)

Based on arXiv:1009.1824


"Gaia mission and its real-time alerting system"

Ł. Wyrzykowski (Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge)

Gaia is a successor of Hipparcos mission and its main goal is to derive positions, distances and motion information about a billion stars and create a 6D image of the Galaxy. In its 5 years life-time (from 2012) it will repeatedly scan the entire sky allowing also for the almost-real-time detections of new objects or anomalous behaviour of stars. In my talk I will describe the mission and present the preparations undertaken for the detection and classification of transient events in Gaia.


"Dynamical evolution of titanium, strontium, and yttrium spots on the surface of the HgMn star HD11753"

P. Lenz (CAMK)

Based on arXiv:1003.1902 [ Briquet et al., 2010, A&A 511, A71 ]

"Highlights of the conference 'High Energy View of Accreting Objects: AGN and X-ray Binaries', Agios Nikolaos, Crete"

B. Czerny (CAMK)

Highlights of the conference 'High Energy View of Accreting Objects: AGN and X-ray Binaries', Agios Nikolaos, Crete


"How to create a White Hole in the kitchen sink"

O. Straub (CAMK)

Based on arXiv:1010.1701 [Jannes et al.]

"The mysterious red rain of Kerala"

M. Bejger (CAMK)

Based on arXiv:1008.4960


"Evidence for the White Dwarf Nature of Mira B"

J. Mikołajewska (CAMK)

Based on Sokoloski & Bildsten, ApJ accepted (arXiv:1009.2509)

"Will we ever measure the Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect?"

M. Bilicki (CAMK)

Based on Francis & Peacock (2010) MNRAS 406, 2 (arXiv:0909.2494)


"The origin of the Broad Line Region in Active Galactic Nuclei"

K. Hryniewicz (CAMK)

Based on arXiv:1010.6201


"The giant planet orbiting the cataclysmic binary DP Leonis"

M. Otulakowska (CAMK)

Based on Beuermann et al., (2010) arXiv:1011.3905

"A two-solar-mass neutron star measured using Shapiro delay"

M. Fortin (Observatoire de Paris-Meudon & CAMK)

Based on Demorest et al., (2010) arXiv:1010.5788


"The Distinction Between Star Clusters and Associations"

M. Giersz (CAMK)

Based on Gieles & Zwart (2010) arXiv:1010.1720


"Toys from trash"

A. Janiuk (CFT)

webpage of the project


"The Ciechanow fireball and PHAs"

A. Olech (CAMK)

Based on Zoladek et al. - in preparation


"Electromagnetic Counterparts to Black Hole Mergers"

M. Sikora (CAMK)

Based on J.D. Schnittman, arXiv:1010.3250