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 2014

Date Location Speaker Title Links
September 30 No seminar

October 7 MIT

October 14 Tufts Antonin Coutant
MPI Potsdam
Unitary and non-unitary transitions around a cosmological bounce Poster
October 21 MIT Sonia Paban
University of Texas at Austin and MIT
Signatures from Excited Initial States Poster
October 28 Tufts Ali Kaya
Bogazici University, Istanbul
Entropy mode loops in reheating and cosmological perturbations Poster
November 4 MIT Tanmay Vachaspati
Arizona State
Intergalactic Magnetic Fields Poster
November 11 No seminar

November 18 Tufts Gregory Gabadadze
The big constant out, the small constant in Poster
November 25 MIT Mark Hertzberg
Some Aspects of Modified Gravity Poster
December 2 Tufts Chris Fewster
Quantization Of Linearized Gravity In Cosmological Vacuum Spacetimes Poster
December 9 MIT Eleni Kontou
Using energy conditions to rule out exotic spacetimes 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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