Joint Tufts / CfA / MIT
Tuesday Cosmology Seminars

Fall 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
September 13
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Alan Guth
MIT
Eternal Inflation, Global Time Cutoff Measures, and a Probability Paradox
September 20
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
 
No Seminar
September 27
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Daisuke Nagai
Yale University
A New Era of Cosmology and Astrophysics with Galaxy Clusters
October 4
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Yasunori Nomura
UC Berkeley
Physical Predictions in the Quantum Multiverse
October 11
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Michael Salem
Stanford
Phenomenology of the CAH+ Measure
October 18
At CfA (Pratt Conference Room, G04), 2:30 pm
Note change of location
Tsvi Piran
Hebrew University
To be announced
October 25
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Matthew Kleban
New York University
Observing the Multiverse with Cosmic Wakes
November 1

 
No Seminar
November 8
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Vitaly Vanchurin
Stanford
Kinetic Theory of Strings
November 15
At MIT, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Scott Watson
Syracuse University
UV Sensitivity of Dark Matter
November 22
At CfA (Phillips Auditorium), 2:30 pm
Jesus Zavala Franco
University of Waterloo
To be announced
November 29
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Matthew Johnson
Perimeter Institute
An Update on the Prospects for Observing Cosmic Bubble Collisions
December 6
At MIT, 2:30 pm
in Duboc Room (4-331)
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
I-Sheng Yang
Columbia University
Astronomical Bounds on the Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background
December 7
At MIT, 2:15 pm
Note Special Day and Time
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Steven Giddings
UC Santa Barbara
Growth of Geometrical Fluctuations, (Q-)Observables, and IR Safety in Inflationary Spacetimes
December 13
At Tufts, 2:30 pm
Refreshments at 2:00 pm
Xingang Chen
Cambridge University
Primordial Density Perturbations as Probes of Fundamental Physics


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: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 12:17 pm