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 — Fall 2015

Date Location Speaker Title Links
September 29 Tufts Andrei Barvinsky
Lebedev Institute, Moscow
Cosmological initial conditions: new type of hill-top inflation from the CFT driven cosmology Poster
October 6 MIT Prashant Saraswat
University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins
Natural Inflation and Quantum Gravity Poster
October 13 Tufts Jaume Garriga
Universitat de Barcelona
Inflation as a gradient flow, and the holographic perspective Poster
October 20 MIT

October 27 Tufts Raul Jimenez
Universitat de Barcelona
A lower bound on the value of the cosmological constant Poster
November 3 MIT Ashley Perko

November 10 Tufts Lasha Berezhiani
Universtiy of Pennsylvania

November 17 MIT Xingang Chen
Harvard and UT Dallas

November 24 Tufts

December 1 MIT Yonatan Kahn
The Goldstone and Goldstino of Supersymmetric Inflation Poster

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 204 (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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