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 2012

Date Location Speaker Title Links
September 25 Tufts Joseph Polchinski
Santa Barbara
Black Holes: Complementarity or Firewalls? Poster
October 2 MIT Alex Dahlen
On ``Nothing'' Poster
October 9 no seminar

October 16 Tufts Mark Hertzberg
The Effective Field Theory of Cosmological Structure Formation Poster
October 23 MIT Sean Carroll
Many Worlds, the Born Rule, and Self-Locating Uncertainty Poster
October 30 Tufts Abhay Ashtekar
Pennsylvania State
Talk canceled due to weather Poster
November 6 MIT Yasunori Nomura
The Static Quantum Multiverse and Emergent Time in Our Universe Poster
November 13 Tufts Jim Hartle
Santa Barbara
From AdS to dS Through the Quantum State of the Universe Poster
November 20 MIT Evangelos Sfakianaki
Density Perturbations in Hybrid Inflation Using a Free Field Theory Time-Delay Approach Poster
November 27 Tufts Misha Smolkin
Perimeter Institute
Dual description of a 4d cosmology Poster
December 4 MIT Mark Jackson
APC Paris
Effective Field Theory in 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: Robinson Hall, Room 250 (refreshments are served at 2:00 in the Knipp library, Robinson Hall, 2nd floor)

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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