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Journal Club

With the summer conference and experimental season upon us the Journal club will go into a short recess. The next club will be announced in due course and will be chaired Kyle Schmidt .

In the spirit of the Physical Review Letters editors suggestion last year, it is intended that the club should cover a broad range of topics with particular attention to high importance and widely accessible papers. The paper for discussion will be posted the week prior to the meeting and will be selected by whomsoever will chair the session. The chair will present a summary of the paper and open the discussion. At the end volunteers to chair the next meeting will be sought.

The Club is open to all comers with graduate students particularly encouraged to join.

Previous papers

"A dynamic, rotating ring current around Saturn", S.M. Krimigis et al Nature 450 1050-1053 (13 Dec 07) [chair: Iain Darby]

"Measurement of the β+ and Orbital Electron-Capture Decay Rates in Fully Ionized, Hydrogenlike, and Heliumlike 140Pr Ions", Yu. A. Litvinov et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 262501 (2007) [chair Sean Liddick]

"Phase diagram of a two-component Fermi gas with resonant interactions", Yong-il Shin et al., Nature 451, 689 (07 Feb 08) [chair Thomas Papenbrock]

"Shell Model Description of the 14C Dating β Decay with Brown-Rho-Scaled NN Interactions", J.W. Holt et al., Phys. Rev. Lett 100, 062501 (2008) [chair Carrol Bingham]

"Resonance State in 7H", M. Caamano et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 062502 (2007) [chair Michael Bertolli]

"First Observation of the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin Suppression", R.U. Abbasi et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 101101 (2008) [chair Mustafa Rajabali]

"Evidence for Nanoparticles in Microwave-Generated Fireballs Observed by Synchrotron X-Ray Scattering", J.B.A.Mitchell et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 065001 (2008) [chair Lucia Cartegni]

" Thermal Convection and Emergence of Isolated Vortices in Soap Bubbles " F. Seychelles et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 144501 (2008) [chair Stephen Padgett]

"The missing memristor found" , Dmitri B. Strukov et al., Nature 453, 80-83 (2008) [chair Iain Darby]

"Direct Observation of Hydrogen-Bond Exchange within a Single Water Dimer", T. Kumagai et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 166101 (2008) [chair Sean Liddick]