Joint Tufts / MIT Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

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

Seminars — Spring 2018

Date Location Speaker Title Links
February 6 Tufts Albion Lawrence
Effective field theory for axion monodromy inflation Poster
February 13 MIT Austin Joyce
Spin-2 scattering amplitudes and asymptotic superluminality Poster
February 20 Tufts Cody Long
Vacuum Selection from Cosmology on Networks of String Vacua Poster
February 27 MIT Masaki Yamada
Inflation in random Gaussian landscapes Poster
March 6 Tufts Azadeh Moradinezhad Dizgah
Probing primordial non-Gaussianity with line intensity mapping Poster
March 13 MIT Lam Hui

March 20 No seminar
March 27 No seminar
April 3 Tufts Lorenzo Sorbo
UMass Amherst

April 10 MIT Feraz Azhar

April 17 Tufts Ruth Daly
Penn State
The Acceleration of the Universe and Dark Energy Properties as Functions of Redshift Poster
April 24 MIT Bharat Ratra
Kansas State
Cosmological Seed Magnetic Field from Inflation Poster
May 1 Tufts Djuna Croon

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 310 (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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