Joint Tufts / MIT Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

The seminar rotates between MIT and Tufts. The organizers are Alan Guth ( at MIT, and Mark Hertzberg and Alex Vilenkin ( at Tufts. These pages are maintained by Ken Olum (

Seminars — Fall 2019

Date Location Speaker Title Links
September 17 Tufts Tommi Tenkanen
Johns Hopkins
Inflation and the theory of gravity Poster
September 24 MIT Brandon Melcher
Co-Decaying Dark Matter and its Cosmological Signatures Poster
October 1 Tufts Vitaly Vanchurin
University of Minnesota, Duluth
A quantum-classical duality and emergent space-time Poster
October 8 MIT Volodymyr Takhistov
Connecting early Universe with Observations: from Primordial Black Holes to Sterile Neutrinos Poster
October 15 No seminar
October 22 Tufts Eleni Kontou
Holy Cross
A semiclassical singularity theorem Poster
October 29 MIT Sylvester James Gates Jr.

November 5 Tufts Prateek Agrawal

November 12 MIT David Kaiser

November 19 Tufts Kiyoshi Masui

November 26 MIT Mario Reig
Institut de Fisica Corpuscular, Univeristy of Valencia

December 3 Tufts
December 10 MIT Evangelos Sfakianakis

Where and when

Unless otherwise noted, the seminars at both institutions are on Tuesdays at 2:30 pm.

Unless otherwise indicated, the seminars are held at:

TUFTS: 574 Boston Ave, Room 316 (refreshments are served at 2:00, outside room 304)

MIT: Center for Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room, Fourth Floor, Building 6C, Room 6C-442 (refreshments are served at 2:00 in the same room)

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