LPC Journal Club:

Tuesday After-Lunch Discussions


The LPC community at Fermilab has a no-reading required journal club that meets on Tuesday afternoons. Everyone at the LPC is invited to join!

The general idea is that we discuss recent papers from the arXiv over lunch. Voting for which papers to discuss happens during the week leading up to the meeting. Reading the full paper or preparing a discussion isn’t required. In the meeting, discussions involve reading the abstract, looking at figures, and/or skimming one or two interesting sections. Hopefully this is enough to stimulate interesting questions and conversation, and keep us informed about what’s happening in the field.

Here are some reasons you might vote for a paper:
  • You know someone has a new result on the arXiv and want to bug them with questions
  • You’ve wanted to learn about a topic for awhile, but haven’t had time to read papers, and know that someone else at lunch has the expertise to walk you through a new paper
  • You think it’d be interesting to look at a new result because you’ve done related work in the past
  • You have have a new result on the arXiv and are eager to chat about it

Voting for papers closes on Wednesday at 12:00 PM. The winning paper(s) are announced on the lpc-residents listserv shortly afterwards.
Join lpc-residents this link item 5b.

Important information

  • When: Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00 PM
  • Where: Videoconference, see: Indico
  • How: All you need to do is vote for your favorite papers on VoxCharta. Once you register (see below) you can add a paper to the discussion agenda by clicking the "promote" link beside the paper. Then just log-in on Tuesday!

Note: Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we will be hosting this meeting virtually. The meeting will take place on Zoom. See the Indico agenda for details.

How to register for VoxCharta


Are you a new VoxCharta user? Register for a VoxCharta account so that you can vote. Be sure to select "Fermilab LPC" as your institution.
Are you already a VoxCharta user, but at a different institution? Follow these instructions to join the Fermilab group.
Note that VoxCharta is mostly geared for astrophysics, but you can select to see hep-ex and related papers.

Current Organizers

Karri Folan DiPetrillo (Fermilab), Alexx Perloff (Colorado)