Journal Club and Seminars

Cosmology Journal Club

The Cosmology Journal Club is a series of weekly informal discussions of recent papers published or posted on the arXiv. The scope is meant to be very broad but the papers should somehow be related to cosmology. We are hoping theorists, experimentalists and observers from both the Physics and the Astronomy Departments will drop by.

We will have two ~20 minute talks about either someone’s research or an arXiv paper, led by two assigned presenters. The last 20 minutes will be open for anyone to suggest and discuss an arXiv paper. Anyone can volunteer to present a paper briefly, and then the rest can weigh in with comments, questions and complaints. The goal is to keep the entire process very informal.

For spring 2022 the Journal Club will be held Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST, unless otherwise noted. Please feel free to bring along your lunch. It takes place in 4274 Chamberlin Hall, with remote option via zoom. All faculty, postdocs, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in Cosmology and Astrophysics are welcome to listen, suggest and present!

Information about previous and future meetings and the papers discussed can be found here. If you have questions or comments about this Journal Club, would like to propose a topic or volunteer to introduce a paper, contact Peter Ferguson ( or Yjan Gordon (

High Energy Theory and Theoretical Cosmology Seminar

The High Energy Theory and Theoretical Cosmology Seminar is held on Tuesday 4-5pm in Chamberlin 5280. Current announcements can be found in the daily seminar announcement email of the department or by inscribing to our google group The seminar organizer is Lars Aalsma.

NPAC Seminar (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo)

The NPAC seminar covers a wide range of fields, including cosmology. Seminar announcements are here and in the daily seminar email of the department.

N3AS Seminars:

University of Wisconsin-Madison Physics Department is part of the National Physics Frontier Center entitled “Network for Neutrinos, Nuclear Astrophysics, and Symmetries” (N3AS). Weekly seminars of N3AS are accessible via zoom. These seminars cover topics both in astrophysics and cosmology.

AI Physics Seminar

Applications from cosmology are sometimes covered in the AI Physics seminar. For seminar announcements see here.

Astronomy Department talks

Subjects from cosmology are also often covered in talks in the Astronomy Department.