Joint Tufts / CfA / MIT
Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

Fall 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
September 15
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Peter Adshead
Yale University
Stochastic Gravity Waves: Beyond the Power Spectrum
September 22
At CfA (Pratt Conference Room, G04), 2:30 pm
Note change of location
Laura V. Sales
Groningen
The Origin of Extended Disk Galaxies at z=2
September 29
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Matt DePies
University of Washington
Detectability of Gravitational Waves from Light Cosmic Strings by the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna
October 6
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
No Seminar
Note that Daniel Eisenstein (U Arizona) is giving a Loeb Lecture at Harvard on
Baryon Acoustic Oscillations: A Robust and precise Route to the Cosmological Distance Scale.
Jefferson 250, 3:00 pm.
October 13
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
 
 
October 20
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Larry Ford
Tufts University
Quantum Stress Tensor Fluctuations and Inflation
October 27
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Andrei Frolov
Simon Frasier University
Primordial Non-Gaussianity from Preheating
November 3
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Toby Marriage
Princeton
The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: An Overview and Progress Report
November 10
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Lorenzo Sorbo
University of Massachusetts
A Natural Framework for Chaotic Inflation
November 17
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Guido D'Amico
SISSA
The Effective Theory of Quintessence and its Observational Signatures
November 24
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Jonathan Pritchard
CfA
Cosmology from the Redshifted 21 cm Line
December 1
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Ben Freivogel
UC Berkeley
Anthropic Explanation of the Dark Matter Abundance and its Observational Consequences
December 8
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Yasuhiro Sekino
Stanford and Okayama Institute, Japan
FRW/CFT Duality: Holographic Formulation of Eternal Inflation, and its Applications
December 15
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Hiranya Peiris
Cambridge
The Nature of the Primordial Fluctuations: Concordance or Discordance?


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.


Send suggestions or comments to guth@ctp.mit.edu.

Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010 8:55 am