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 — Spring 2020

Date Location Speaker Title Links
February 4 Tufts Rebecca Leane
Status of the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess Poster
February 11 MIT Justin Khoury
University of Pennsylvania
Dynamical Criticality on the String Landscape and Higgs Metastability Poster
February 18 No seminar
February 25 Tufts Nishant Agarwal
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Quantum effects in the early Universe Poster
March 3 MIT David Weir
Gravitational waves from a strong electroweak phase transition Poster
March 10 Tufts Samir Mathur
Ohio State
The VECRO hypothesis Poster
March 17 No seminar
March 24 No seminar
March 31 MIT Marc Kamionkowski
Johns Hopkins

April 7 Tufts Bharat Ratra
Kansas State
Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both? Poster
April 14 MIT Patrick Fitzpatrick

April 21 Tufts Mark Trodden
University of Pennsylvania

April 28 MIT

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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