Joint Tufts / MIT Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

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

Seminars — Fall 2020

Date Location Speaker Title Links
September 22 Tufts online Giovanni Villadoro
More Axions from Strings Poster
September 29 MIT online no seminar
October 6 Tufts online Xavier Siemens
Oregon State
The NANOGrav search for nanohertz gravitational waves Poster
October 13 No seminar
October 20 MIT online Evan McDonough
Chicago, KICP
Constraining Early Dark Energy with Large Scale Structure Poster
October 27 Tufts online Slava Mukhanov
Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
Quantum fluctuations and instantons. Poster
November 3 MIT online Evangelos Sfakianakis
Autonomous University of Barcelona
CMB Signatures of Standard Model Higgs Effects during Reheating Poster
November 10 No seminar
November 17 Tufts online David Spergel
Determining the Universe's Initial Conditions Poster
November 24 MIT online Elisa Ferreira
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Ultra-light dark matter: the light and fuzzy side of dark matter Poster
December 1 Tufts online Yuri Levin
Spinning black holes as cosmic string factories Poster
December 8 MIT online Joseph Silk
IAP, JHU, Oxford
The Future of Cosmology Poster

Where and when

Unless otherwise noted, the seminars at both institutions are on Tuesdays at 2:30 pm.

In Fall 2020, all seminars are being held online. Links will be sent to the cosmology seminar mailing list.

To subscribe to the cosmology seminar mailing list, click here.

For seminars in other terms, click here.

When possible, we will return to in person seminars. The usual locations are:

TUFTS: 574 Boston Ave, Room 316 (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)