Joint Tufts / MIT Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

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

Seminars — Fall 2022

Date Location Speaker Title Links
September 27 Tufts Michael Toomey
Addressing the Hubble and S8 Tensions with a Kinetically Mixed Dark Sector Poster
October 4 MIT online Qiuyue Liang
University of Pennsylvania
Neutrino-Assisted Early Dark Energy: Theory and Cosmology Poster
October 18 Tufts Jiji Fan

October 25 MIT Andreas Albrecht
UC Davis

November 1 Tufts Oliver Janssen

November 8 Tufts Tanmay Vachaspati
Schwinger pair production and non-abelian electric fields Poster
November 15 MIT Mikhail Ivanov

November 22 Tufts Mudit Jain

November 29 MIT
December 6 Tufts
December 13 MIT

Where and when

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

Some seminars will be in person and some will be online.
Links for online seminars will be sent to sent to the cosmology seminar mailing list.
To subscribe to the cosmology seminar mailing list, click here.

In-person seminars will normally be at:

TUFTS: 574 Boston Ave, Room 310 (in fall 2021, refreshments will be served outside the building at the Harvard St. end)

MIT: Center for Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room, Fourth Floor, Building 6C, Room 6C-442

For seminars in other terms, click here.