Joint Tufts / MIT Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

The seminar rotates between MIT and Tufts. MIT seminars are organized by Thomas Steingasser (tstngssr at mit edu), Misha Ivanov (ivanov99 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 — Fall 2023

Date Location Speaker Title Links
September 26 MIT Daniel Harlow
Recent progress on the black hole information problem Poster
October 3 Tufts online Chunshan Lin
Jagiellonian University
Matter-graviton inter-conversion via parametric resonance Poster
October 17 MIT Alice Garoffolo
University of Pennsylvania
Wave-optics limit of the stochastic gravitational wave background Poster
October 24 Tufts Larry Ford
The Quantum Nature of Gravity Waves from Inflation Poster
October 31 MIT Nathan Musoke
Small scale structure in ultralight dark matter and inflaton fields Poster
November 14 Tufts Humberto Gilmer
Higgs Inflation and the Electroweak Sector Poster
November 21 MIT Henrique Rubira
Technical University of Munich
The Large-Scale Structure Renormalization Group: Bridging the Gap Between QFT and Cosmology Poster
November 28 Tufts online Igor Pikovski
Stevens Institute of Technology
Detecting single gravitons with quantum sensing Poster
December 5 MIT Evangelos Sfakianakis
A universe of many fields: theory and observations Poster
December 12 Tufts online Arthur Hebecker
On Accelerated Cosmological Expansion in String Theory 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.