Joint Tufts / MIT Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

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

Seminars — Spring 2020

Date Location Speaker Title Links
February 4 Tufts Rebecca Leane
Status of the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess Poster
February 11 MIT Justin Khoury
University of Pennsylvania
Dynamical Criticality on the String Landscape and Higgs Metastability Poster
February 18 No seminar
February 25 Tufts Nishant Agarwal
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Quantum effects in the early Universe Poster
March 3 MIT David Weir
Gravitational waves from a strong electroweak phase transition Poster
March 10 Tufts Samir Mathur
Ohio State
The VECRO hypothesis Poster
March 17 No seminar
March 24 No seminar
March 31 MIT online Marc Kamionkowski
Johns Hopkins
Chirality in cosmology Poster
April 7 Tufts online Azadeh Maleknejad
Max Planck Institute
A new paradigm for particle cosmology Poster
April 14 MIT online Patrick Fitzpatrick
KINDER Dark Matter Poster
April 21 Tufts seminar canceled
May 5 Tufts online Fabrizio Rompineve
A varying Newton constant and the Hubble tension Poster
May 12 MIT online Mustafa Amin
Rice University
Observables from a Complex Early Universe 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: 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)

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