Joint Tufts / CfA / MIT
Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

Spring 2009


The seminar rotates between the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MIT and Tufts. The organizers are Douglas Finkbeiner (dfinkbei@cfa.harvard.edu), Alison Farmer (afarmer@cfa.harvard.edu), and Jonathan R. Pritchard (jpritcha@cfa.harvard.edu) at the CfA, Alan Guth (guth@ctp.mit.edu) at MIT, and Alex Vilenkin (vilenkin@cosmos2.phy.tufts.edu) at Tufts.


Seminars

Date Speaker Title Options
February 10
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Matt Kleban
NYU
A Conformal Field Theory for Eternal Inflation
February 17
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
David Weinberg
Ohio State University
Galaxies and Dark Matter
February 24
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
 
No Seminar
March 3
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Craig Hogan
Fermilab
Holographic Noise
March 10
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Carlos Frenk
University of Durham, UK
Cosmology on Small Scales: The Structure of (Mostly) Dark Matter Halos
March 17
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Raphael Bousso
UC Berkeley
Think Global Act Causal: Complementarity in the Multiverse
March 24
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Saswat Sarangi
Columbia University
Incorporating Nongaussianities in the Fokker-Planck Description of Inflation
March 31
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
 
 
April 7
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Jiajun Xu
Cornell
Multifield Inflation with a Random Potential
April 14
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Eiichiro Komatsu
University of Texas at Austin
Testing Physics of the Early Universe Observationally: Are Primordial Fluctuations Gaussian, or Non-Gaussian?
April 21
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Hume Feldman
University of Kansas
Flows on 100 Mpc/h Scales and the Amplitude of Density Fluctuations in the Universe
April 28
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Jose J. Blanco-Pillado
Tufts
Quantum Tunneling in Flux Compactifications
May 5
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Igor Klebanov
Princeton
Warped Conifolds and D-brane Inflation
May 12
At CfA (Pratt Conference Room, G04), 2:30 pm
Note change of location
Kathryn Johnston
Columbia University
The Local Group Manifesto
May 19
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Xingang Chen
MIT
The PAMELA/ATIC/Fermi/HESS Results and Decaying Hidden Dark Matter in Warped Compactification


Where and when

Unless otherwise noted, the seminars at all three institutions are on Tuesdays at 2:30 pm. The seminars at the CfA are also part of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) Seminar series.

Unless otherwise indicated, the seminars are held at:

TUFTS: Robinson Hall, Room 250
(refreshments are served at 2:00 in the Knipp library, Robinson Hall, 2nd floor)

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)

CfA: Phillips Auditorium, Building D, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge.

Last modified: Friday, September 11, 2009 7:15 am