CosmoCoffee is a weekly seminar at the University of Helsinki where researchers in cosmology and related fields gather to discuss the field’s recent developments and published articles over a cup of coffee. In spring 2019, we gather on Thursdays, 14:15-15:00, in the Physicum room A311.

All participants are encouraged to bring up papers they wish to discuss. We also have scheduled student presentations where PhD students discuss their current work in an informal environment.


We gather every week, unless otherwise specified.

No meeting 28.2.2019 due to overlap with Professor Kari Enqvist’s retirement lecture.

Schedule for student presentations in 2019:

  • 21.2.2019 Eemeli Tomberg: Preheating in Palatini formulation of Higgs inflation.
  • 7.3.2019 Jong-Hyun Yoon
  • 21.3.2019 Sami Raatikainen
  • 11.4.2019 Valtteri Lindholm
  • 25.4.2019 Vera-Maria Enckell

To reserve a time slot for your own presentation, please answer the doodle poll (one talk per week is preferred). Please also send us an email with the title of your talk a week before your presentation (contact information below).

Former presentations:

  • 15.2.2018 Eemeli Tomberg: Higgs inflation at the hilltop.
  • 15.3.2018 Pyry Wahlman: Are Palatini formalism and metric formalism equivalent in Lovelock gravity?
  • 26.4.2018 Valtteri Lindholm: Tweaks to galaxy 2-point correlation function estimators.
  • 3.5.2018 Vera-Maria Enckell: Higgs-R^2 inflation.
  • 17.5.2018 J-M Ojanperä: Ashtekar formalism and non-minimal coupling to a scalar field (eventually Higgs).