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 — Fall 2018

Date Location Speaker Title Links
September 25 MIT Xingang Chen
Inflation as a cosmological collider Poster
October 2 Tufts Cumrun Vafa
New Stringy Perspective on Cosmology Poster
October 9 No seminar
October 16 MIT Jorinde van de Vis
Nikhef, Netherlands
Preheating after Higgs inflation: self-resonance and gauge boson production Poster
October 23 Tufts No seminar
October 30 MIT Chen Sun
Boson Star from Repulsive Light Scalars and Gravitational Waves Poster
November 6 Tufts Jeremy Wachter
UPV/EHU Bilbao
Gravitational self-interactions of cosmic string loops Poster
November 13 MIT Adam Solomon
Superfluids and the cosmological constant problem Poster
November 20 Tufts Sugumi Kanno
University of Osaka
Possible detection of primordial gravitational waves with Hanbury Brown - Twiss interferometry Poster
November 27 MIT Leonardo Senatore

December 4 Tufts Tanmay Vachsapati
Arizona State

December 11 MIT

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 310 (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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