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 2021

Date Location Speaker Title Links
September 28 Tufts Mark Trodden
University of Pennsylvania
Coupled Early Dark Energy Poster
October 5 MIT online Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
Large Scale Structure from Microphysics Poster
October 12 Tufts Bharat Ratra
Kansas State
Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both? Poster
October 19 MIT online Leah Jenks
Aspects of Rotating Black Holes in Dynamical Chern-Simons Gravity Poster
October 26 Tufts Hoang Nhan Luu
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Axi-Higgs Cosmology Poster
November 2 MIT online Mudit Jain
Higher spin wave dark matter and polarized solitons Poster
November 9 Tufts no seminar
November 16 MIT Thomas Steingasser
LMU Munich
Gauge hierarchy from electroweak vacuum metastability Poster
November 23 Tufts online Jose Juan Blanco-Pillado
Ikerbasque and UPV/EHU
Dynamics of Excited Solitons Poster
November 30 MIT online Antonio Riotto
University of Geneva
Primordial Black Holes in the Era of Gravitational Wave Astronomy Poster
December 7 Tufts Tanmay Vachaspati
Arizona State
Electroweak Monopoles, Magnetic Fields, and Topological Defect Formation Poster

Where and when

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

Some seminars will be in person and some will be online.
Links for online seminars will be sent to sent to the cosmology seminar mailing list.
To subscribe to the cosmology seminar mailing list, click here.

In-person seminars will normally be at:

TUFTS: 574 Boston Ave, Room 310 (in fall 2021, refreshments will be served outside the building at the Harvard St. end)

MIT: Center for Theoretical Physics Cosman Seminar Room, Fourth Floor, Building 6C, Room 6C-442

For seminars in other terms, click here.