Joint Tufts / MIT Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

The seminar rotates between MIT and Tufts. The organizers are Alan Guth (guth@ctp.mit.edu) and Evan Mcdonough (evanmc@mit.edu) at MIT, and Mark Hertzberg (Mark.Hertzberg@tufts.edu) and Alex Vilenkin (vilenkin@cosmos.phy.tufts.edu) at Tufts. These pages are maintained by Ken Olum (kdo@cosmos.phy.tufts.edu)


Seminars — Fall 2022

Date Location Speaker Title Links
September 27 Tufts Michael Toomey
Brown
Addressing the Hubble and S8 Tensions with a Kinetically Mixed Dark Sector Poster
Abstract
October 4 MIT online Qiuyue Liang
University of Pennsylvania
Neutrino-Assisted Early Dark Energy: Theory and Cosmology Poster
Abstract
October 18 Tufts Jiji Fan
Brown
Two short tales of axions Poster
Abstract
October 25 MIT Andreas Albrecht
UC Davis
Einselection, Equilibrium and Cosmology Poster
Abstract
November 1 Tufts Oliver Janssen
ICTP
Allowable complex spacetimes and the no-boundary proposal Poster
Abstract
November 8 Tufts Tanmay Vachaspati
ASU
Schwinger pair production and non-abelian electric fields Poster
Abstract
November 15 MIT Mikhail Ivanov
IAS
Probing Cosmic Inflation with Galaxy Surveys Poster
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November 22 Tufts Mudit Jain
Rice
Cosmic birefringence from ultralight axion strings + walls Poster
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November 29 MIT online Silke Weinfurtner
Nottingham
Primary thermalisation mechanism of Early Universe observed from Faraday-wave scattering on liquid-liquid interfaces Poster
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December 6 Tufts Fabio van Dissel
IFAE (Barcelona)
Beyond Simple Oscillons: Multi-Field Effects and Excited States Poster
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December 13 MIT


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.