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
November 6 Tufts Jeremy Wachter
UPV Bilbao

November 13 MIT
November 20 Tufts Sugumi Kanno
University of Osaka

November 27 MIT
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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