Joint Tufts / MIT Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

The seminar rotates between MIT and Tufts. MIT seminars are organized by Sarah Geller (sgeller at mit edu), David Kaiser (dikaiser at mit edu), and Alan Guth (guth at ctp mit edu). Tufts seminars are organized by Mark Hertzberg (Mark.Hertzberg at tufts edu) and Alex Vilenkin (vilenkin at cosmos phy tufts edu). These pages are maintained by Ken Olum (

Seminars — Spring 2023

Date Location Speaker Title Links
January 31 Tufts Jun Yang
Magnetospheric Interactions: From Earth to Pulsars Poster
February 7 MIT Toby Opferkuch
The Hunt for New Fundamental Physics in Gravitational Waves Poster
February 14 Tufts no seminar
February 28 MIT Cyril Creque-Sarbinowski
Flatiron Institute
Parity-Violation in Gravity: New Constructions and Inflationary Signals Poster
March 7 Tufts online Shao-Jiang Wang
Beijing Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Strongly coupled first-order phase transitions in early Universe Poster
March 14 MIT no seminar Canceled due to snowstorm Poster
April 4 Tufts no seminar
April 11 MIT Josu Aurrekoetxea
The role of strong-gravity in the early universe Poster
April 18 MIT Cumrun Vafa
Quantum Gravity and A Unification of the Dark Sector Poster
April 25 MIT Isabel Garcia Garcia
Reflections on Bubble Walls Poster
May 2 Tufts McCullen Sandora
Blue Marble Space Institute of Science
Multiverse Predictions for Habitability Poster
May 9 Tufts online Xavier Calmet
Quantum Gravitational Corrections to Particle Creation by Black Holes and the Information Paradox Poster
May 16 Tufts Eleni Kontou
King's College London
Non-minimal coupling and negative null energies 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 402 (refreshments will be served outside the building at the Harvard St. end if it's not too cold, otherwise in the third-floor hallway)

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

For seminars in other terms, click here.