Joint Tufts / CfA / MIT
Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

Spring 2011


The seminar rotates between the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, MIT and Tufts. The organizers are Alicia Soderberg (asoderberg@cfa.harvard.edu) at the CfA, Alan Guth (guth@ctp.mit.edu) at MIT, and Alex Vilenkin (vilenkin@cosmos.phy.tufts.edu) at Tufts.


Seminars

Date Speaker Title Options
February 1
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Ben Shlaer
Tufts
Postponed due to snow until February 22
February 8
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Andrew MacFayden
ITC Scholar/NYU
Turbulent Explosions - The Dynamics and Signatures of GRBs
February 15
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Adam Brown
Princeton University
Small Steps, Giant Leaps, and the Fastest Decay in the Landscape
February 22
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Ben Shlaer
Tufts
Bubbles of Nothing in Flux Compactifications
March 1
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
 
No seminar
March 8
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Navin Sivanandam
U Texas at Austin
Non-Gaussianities in Multifield Inflation: The Approach to Adiabaticity and the Fate of fNL
March 15
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Slava Mukhanov
Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich
Massive Gravity: Resolving the Puzzles
March 22
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Ali Vanderveld
KICP
Testing the LCDM Paradigm with Weak Gravitational Lensing
March 29
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Richard Easther
Yale
Darkest Before The Dawn: The Universe Prior to Radiation Domination
April 5
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Ian Morrison
UC Santa Barbara
Interesting Infrared Effects in de Sitter
April 12
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Priya Natarajan
ITC Scholar/Yale
Constraining Cosmology with Cluster Lensing
April 19

 
No seminar
April 26
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Ken Olum
Tufts
Is There Any Coherent Measure for Eternal Inflation?
May 3
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Brian O'Shea
Michigan State University
The Secret Lives of Galaxy Clusters
May 10
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Misao Sasaki
Kyoto University, Japan
Open Inflation in the Landscape
May 17
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
 
 


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, August 18, 2011 4:46 am