Dark Universe Seminar Series

This seminar series is sponsored by the Dark Energy/Dark Matter group, jointly hosted by Professors Marcelle Soares-Santos and Bjoern Penning.

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in Abelson 333.

*As of March 12, 2020, all remaining Dark Universe seminars for the Spring 2020 semester have been cancelled.*

Spring 2020 Seminars

The Research Program at SNOLAB

January 30, 2020

Jeter Hall, SNOLAB

Cosmology with Thousands of Type Ia Supernovae

February 6, 2020

Dillon Brout, University of Pennsylvania

No Seminar

February 13, 2020

No Seminar (Midterm Recess)

February 20, 2020


February 27, 2020

Yangyang Cheng, Cornell University

Dark Matter Particle Physics from Astrophysics

March 5, 2020

Matt Buckley, Rutgers University


March 12, 2020

Erin Kara, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fall 2019 Seminars

No Seminar (first week of classes)

August 29, 2019

Dark Universe Research Symposium, Part I

September 5, 2019

Alyssa Garcia, Paulo Barchi, Anushka Shrivastava, Prajita Bhattarai, Michael Williams, Mark Murdy

Dark Universe Research Symposium, Part II

September 12, 2019

Luke Korley, Emily Flanagan, Johnny Estevez de Queiroz, Nora Sherman, Federico Berlfein, Todd Zenger

Shedding the 'Nu' Light on the Nature of Matter: The Search for Majorana Neutrinos

September 19, 2019

Julieta Gruszko, MIT

Probing Cosmic Acceleration with Galaxy Clusters

September 26, 2019

Heidi Wu, Ohio State University
No Seminar (Brandeis Monday)

October 3, 2019

Insights from Stellar Archaeology into the Lives (and Deaths) of the First Stars

October 10, 2019

Rana Ezzeddine, MIT

Weighing Neutrinos

October 17, 2019

Joseph Formaggio, MIT

Introducing the Light Dark Matter Experiment (LDMX)

October 24, 2019

Craig Group, University of Virginia
Probing Dark Energy with Large-Scale Galaxy Clustering: From Instrumentation to Simulation

October 31, 2019

Duan Yutong, Boston University
Desperately Seeking SUSY

November 7, 2019

Indara Suarez, Boston University
Understanding the Nature of Neutrinos via Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay

November 14, 2019

Wenqin Xu, University of South Dakota

Some QCD-related results from the ATLAS experiment

November 21, 2019

Hugo Beauchemin, Tufts University

No Seminar (Thanksgiving Holiday)

November 28, 2019

The H0 problem and neutrino interactions

December 5, 2019

Martin Schmaltz, Boston University