Maxim Yu. Khlopov

Professor of Physics,
Director of Center for Cosmoparticle physics "Cosmion"
National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI"
Moscow, Russia

Director of Virtual Institute of Astroparticle physics
APC Laboratory, Paris, France

Contact Information

Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7
Laboratoire APC
Bâtiment Condorcet
Case 7020
75205 Paris Cedex 13

Phone: 01 57 27 69 91
Fax: 01 57 27 60 71
Personal Homepage:


1974 M.Sc. (honors) Moscow Physical Technical Institute
1977 Ph.D. Institute of High Energy Physics, Serpukhov, Moscow Area
1986 D.Sc. Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI)

Professional History:

1977-1989 Research Scientist, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
1987-1989 Main Research Scientist Special Astrophysica Observatory, N.Arkhys, Stavropol area
1989-2004 Main Research Scientist, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics
Since 1991 Full Professor of Physics, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI), now National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI"
Since 1992 Director, Centre for Cosmoparticle physics "Cosmion"
2002-2004 Full Professor of Physics University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Since 2007 Director Virtual Institute of Astroparticle physics, Paris, France


  • 1992-2004 Grant of Federal Program of Fundamental research, Russia
  • 1989-1992 Grant for International project ASTROBELIX, Italy
  • 1993-1999 Grant for International project ASTRODAMUS, Russia-Italy
  • 1996-2001 Grant for International project Cosmion-ETHZ, Switzerland
  • 2002-2004 MIUR Professorship, Italy


  • Russian Gravitational Society (since 1993)
  • Astronomical Council of RAS (since 1999)

Areas of Expertise

  • Cosmology and Particle physics, Cosmoparticle physics
  • Particle physics Beyond the Standard model
  • Physics of very early Universe
  • Primordial black holes
  • Particle Physics of Dark matter

Selected Relevant Publications

  • M.Yu.Khlopov. (2007). Primordial nonlinear structures and massive black holes from early Universe. Journal of Physics. Conference series 66, P.012032 (10 pages). XXIX Spanish relativity meeting (ERE2006).

  • M.Yu.Khlopov, A. Barrau and J. Grain (2006). Gravitino production by Primordial Black Hole evaporation and constraints on the inhomogeneity of the early Universe. Class. Quantum Grav. 23, 1875 -1882.

  • M.Yu. Khlopov, S. G. Rubin, A. S. Sakharov (2005). Primordial Structure of Massive Black Hole Clusters. Astropart. Phys. 23, 265-277.

  • S. G. Rubin, A. S. Sakharov, M. Yu. Khlopov (2001). The Formation of Primary Galactic Nuclei during Phase Transitions in the Early Universe. J.Exp.Theor.Phys. 91, 921-929.

  • D.Yu.Golubkov, Yu.A.Golubkov and M.Yu.Khlopov (2000). Color emission by primordial black holes. Gravitation & Cosmology 6, Supplement 101-106.

  • R.V. Konoplich, S.G. Rubin, A.S. Sakharov, M.Yu. Khlopov (1999). Formation of Black Holes in First-order Phase Transitions as a Cosmological Test of Symmetry-breaking Mechanisms. Yad.Fiz.62, 1705-1713 [English translation: Phys.Atom.Nucl. 62, 1593-1600]

  • E.V.Sedelnikov, S.S.Filippov and M.Yu. Khlopov (1995). Kinetic theory of nonequilibrium cosmological nucleosynthesis. Yadernaya Fizika 58, 280-287. [English translation: Phys.Atom.Nucl. (1995) 58, 235-242]

  • M.Yu. Khlopov, Yu.L.Levitan, E.V.Sedelnikov and I.M.Sobol Nonequilibrium cosmological nucleosynthesis of light elements: Calculations by Monte Carlo methodj. Yadernaya Fizika (1994) V. 57, PP. 1466-1470 [English translation: Phys.Atom.Nucl. (1994) V.57, PP.1393-1397]

  • Yu.L.Levitan, I.M.Sobol, M.Yu.Khlopov and V.M.Chechetkin (1988). Production of light elements in cascades from energetic antiprotons in early Universe and problems of nuclear cosmoarcheology. Yadernaya Fizika 47, 168-178. [English translation: Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. (1988) 47, 109-115]

  • A.F.Kadnikov, V.I.Maslyankin and M.Yu.Khlopov (1989). Modelling of evolution of quasi-stellar systems, formed by particles and antiparticles in early Universe. Astrofizika 31, 177-190. [English translation: Astrophysics (1990) 31, 523]

  • M.Yu.Khlopov and V.M.Chechetkin (1987). Antiprotons in the Universe as a cosmological test of Grand Unification. Fiz.Elem.Chastits At.Yadra 18, 627-677. [English translation: Sov.J.Part.Nucl (1987) 18, 267-288]

  • M.Yu.Khlopov, B.A.Malomed and Ya.B.Zeldovich. (1985). Gravitational instability of scalar field and primordial black holes. Mon. Not. Roy. astr. Soc 215, .575-589.

  • A.G.Polnarev, M.Yu.Khlopov (1985). Cosmology, Primordial Black Holes and Supermassive Particles. Usp.Fiz.Nauk 145, 369-401.[English translation: Sov.Phys.Usp.28:213-232,1985]

  • O.K.Kalashnikov and M.Yu.Khlopov (1983). On the possibility of checking the cosmology of asymptotically free SU(5) theory. Phys. Lett, 127B, 407-422.

  • M.Yu. Khlopov, A.G. Polnarev (1982). Superheavy particles in Cosmology and Evolution of Inhomogeneities in the Early Universe. In *Cambridge 1982, Proceedings, The Very Early Universe*, 407-447

  • A.G.Polnarev, M.Yu.Khlopov (1982). Dust-like Stages in the Early Universe and Constraints on the Primordial Black-Hole Spectrum. Astron. Zh., 59, 639-646. [English translation: Sov. Astron. (1982) V. 26, PP. 391-395]

  • V.M.Chechetkin, M.Yu.Khlopov and M.G.Sapozhnikov (1982). Antiproton interactions with light elements as a test of GUT cosmologies. Rivista Nuovo Cimento, 5, N-10, 1-80.

  • A.G.Polnarev, M.Yu.Khlopov (1981). Primordial Black Holes and the ERA of Superheavy Particle Dominance in the Early Universe. Astron. Zh. 58, 706-715. [English translation: Sov. Astron. (1981), V. 25, P. 406]

  • M.Yu. Khlopov, A.G. Polnarev (1980), Primordial Black Holes as a Cosmological test of Grand Unification. Phys.Lett.B97:383-387,1980

  • Ya.B.Zeldovich, A.A.Starobinsky, M.Yu.Khlopov and V.M.Chechetkin. (1977). Primordial black holes and the problem of deuterium. Pis'ma Astron. Zh. 3, 208-211. [English translation: Sov. Astron. Lett. (1977), 3, 110-112]