I graduated from UMass Amherst with a computer engineering degree, and, like I say in my bio, I've always been passionate about physics and math, but especially theoretical physics. I live near Cambridge, which is why I'm looking into MIT. I browsed the school's website, and I found the "Center for Theoretical Physics" and many different types of seminars that they have. However, it seems like it's reserved for faculty and post-grads... Am I wrong? Does anyone here know more? Otherwise, are there any in-person professional physics communities I can join in eastern Massachusetts? Thank you.