Cosmology seminars are usually held on the first and third Mondays of each month (unless otherwise noted), alternating with the GRAPPA seminars which take place on the second and fourth Mondays.  Unless noted otherwise:

  • Time: 11:00−12:00
  • Venue: C4.174

Seminar organisers: Garrett Goon and Guilherme Pimentel

Further events of interest are collected in our calendar.
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Fall 2017
  • Aug 29: Alex Vilenkin, Black holes from cosmic inflation
  • Sep 18: Evangelos Sfakianakis, Preheating after multifield inflation with nonminimal couplings
  • Oct 02: (Theory Lounge)
  • Oct 16-18:  GRAPPA@5
  • Oct 19:  Matthew Kleban (A1.04)
  • Nov 06:  Jonathan Frazer
  • Nov 20:  Blake Sherwin
  • Dec 04:  Clare Burrage
  • Dec 18:  Walter Del Pozzo

Spring 2017
  • Jan 10:  Rafael Porto, The music of the spheres: Probing spacetime with GWs
  • Jan 24:  Thomas Hertog, Holographic cosmology with squashed boundaries
  • Feb 06:  Sébastien Renaux-Petel, The geometrical destabilization of inflation
  • Feb 20:  Chiara Caprini, Cosmology with gravitational wave detection
  • Mar 06:  Giuseppe Dibitetto, About the (in)stability of stringy AdS vacua
  • Mar 20:  Lasha Berezhiani, Superfluid dark matter
  • Mar 28:  Fernando Quevedo, Recent developments on the large volume string scenario
  • Apr 03:  Diego Blas, Computing the PDF of large-scale structure in the mildly non-linear regime
  • Apr 20:  Toni Riotto, Gauge-invariant scales related to the vacuum instability of the Standard Model
  • May 08:  Kurt Hinterbichler, Massive and partially massless gravity
  • May 29:  Massimo Ricotti, Primordial black holes as the dark matter
  • Jun 19:  Luca Santoni, Stability of geodesically complete cosmologies
  • Jun 22:  Austin Joyce, Spin-2 scattering amplitudes and superluminality


Fall 2016
  • Sep 19:  Shahar Hadar, Gravity Waves from Kerr/CFT
  • Oct 03:  Eugene Lim, How Robust is Inflation to Inhomogenous Initial Conditions?
  • Oct 20:  David Pirtskhalava, Relaxing the Cosmological Constant
  • Oct 26:  Djuna Croon, Cosmology with Goldstone Bosons
  • Nov 07:  Steen Hannestad, Neutrino Cosmology – Current Status and Future Prospects
  • Nov 21:  Vitor Cardoso, Testing General Relativity with Gravitational Waves
  • Dec 01:  Ashish Shukla, Symmetry Constraints in Inflation
  • Dec 05:  Florian Beutler, Cosmology with the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS)
  • Dec 19:  Nabil Iqbal, Generalized Global Symmetries and Dissipative Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Dec 22:  Beatrice Bonga, The Quadrupole Formula: A Hundred Years Later
Spring 2016
  • Feb 04:  Guilherme Pimentel, An Exact Result for Vacuum Decay
  • Feb 18:  Julien Lesgourgues, High-Precision Cosmology and Relic Particles
  • Mar 07:  Atish Dabholkar, Weyl Anomalies and Cosmology
  • Mar 21:  Riccardo Penco, Effective String Theory in a Tank
  • Apr 04:  Matt Johnson, Constraining Inflationary Initial Conditions
  • Apr 18:  Martin Sloth, Planckian Interacting Massive Particles as Dark Matter
  • May 02:  Daan Meerburg, The Future of Primordial Universe Cosmology
  • May 17:  Gary Shiu, Weak Gravity Conjecture and Inflation