Thursday Cosmology Seminars

Fall 2016

The seminars are held in 574 Boston Avenue, normally at 1:30 P.M. on Thursdays. The organizer is Larry Ford.
Institute of Cosmology
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Tel: 617 627 5363
Fax: 617 627 3878

September 8, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Ali Masoumi Tufts
How rare are the vacua in large-dimensional landscapes?

September 15, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Masaki Yamada Tufts
Gravitational waves as a probe of the supersymmetric scale

September 22, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
McCullen Sandora Tufts
Asymptotic Symmetries in Inflation and Infrared Modes

September 29, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Masafumi Seriu University of Fukui, Japan
Change in focusing properties of geodesic congruences caused by geometry variations

October 6, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Jeremy Wachter Tufts
Gravitational back reaction and the fates of kinks and cusps on Garfinkle-Vachaspati string loops

October 20, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Heling Deng Tufts
Primordial black hole formation by spherical domain walls

October 27, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Haiyun Huang Tufts
Vacuum radiation pressure fluctuations and barrier penetration

November 3, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Ali Masoumi Tufts
Generating random landscapes and their inflationary properties

November 10, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Mark Hertzberg Tufts
Gravitation and Causality

November 17, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Heling Deng Tufts
Perturbations from Inflation (Oral Qualifier Presentation)

December 1, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Hussain Gohar University of Szczecin, Poland
Cosmology with Varying Constants from a Thermodynamic Viewpoint

December 8, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
Louis Clavelli University of Alabama and Tufts
Supernovae Ia: Is there a need for radical new physics?

December 15, 2016 1:30pm, Room 310
David Weir University of Helsinki, Finland and University of Stavanger, Norway
First-order phase transitions and gravitational waves