Maxim Pospelov

Maxim Pospelov

Maxim Pospelov

Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy


John T. Tate Hall
Room 275-17
116 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI)


Ph.D., Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russia, 1994 (formally 1995)

M.S., Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 1990

Research Interests

I am interested in precision tests of the Standard Model in a variety of setting, from particle colliders to low-energy precision probes. A significant part of my research is devoted to the dark matter problem and new ideas that could help to discern its properties.

Selected Publications

  1. Y. Ema, T. Gao, M. Pospelov, Standard Model Prediction for Paramegnetic EDMs (2022)
  2. D. McKeen, M. Moore, D. E. Morrissey, M. Pospelov, H. Ramani, Accelerating Earth-Bound Dark Matter (2022)
  3. M. Hostert, D. McKeen, M. Pospelov, N. Raj, Dark Sectors in Neutron-shining-through-a-wall and Nuclear Absorption Signals (2022)
  4. A. Berlin, H. Liu, M. Pospelov, H. Ramani, Low-Energy Signals from the Formation of Dark Matter-Nuclear Bound States (2021)
  5. H. An, H. Nie, M. Pospelov, J. Pradler, A. Ritz, Solar Reflection of Dark Matter, Phys. Rev. D. 104, 103026 (2021)
  6. Y. Ema, T. Gao, M. Pospelov, Improved indirect limits on muon EDM (2021)
  7. D. McKeen, M. Pospelov, Nirmal Raj, Smoke and mirrors: Neutron star internal heating constraints on mirror matter, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 061805 (2021)
  8. Afach et al., Search for topological defect dark matter using the global network of optical magnetometers for exotic physics searches (GNOME), Nat. Phys. 17, 1396-1401 (2021)

Advisees & Collaborators

Graduate Students:

  • Ting Gao

Postdoctoral Researchers: