Rostislav Konoplich

Department Chairperson of Physics & Astronomy

Professor, Physics


D.Sci. in Theoretical Physics, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russia

Ph.D. in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russia

M.S. in Experimental Nuclear Physics, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russia

Courses Taught

  • PHYS 101      Physics I
  • PHYS 102      Physics II
  • PHYS 191      Physics I Laboratory
  • PHYS 192      Physics II Laboratory
  • PHYS 201      Introductory Astronomy
  • PHYS 221      Physics of Digital Systems
  • PHYS 223      Physics III
  • PHYS 224      Physics IV
  • PHYS 230      Great Ideas in Physis
  • PHYS 301      Computational Physics
  • PHYS 311      Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • PHYS 312      Quantum Mechanics I
  • PHYS 352      Modern Physics Lab II
  • PHYS 410      Advanced Theoretical Physics
  • PHYS 440      Research Project in Physics
  • PHYS 441      Senior Thesis
  • PHYS 443      Quantum Mechanics II
  • PHYS 445      Research Project in Physics
  • PHYS 450      Seminar


  • Research
    • Future accelerators, Elementary particle physics with ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider, Muon-electron conversion, Eurocos-AMS, ASTRODAMUS project, Fundamental space researches, Multi-messangers in Astronomy.  
    • My research interests lie at the intersection of particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Selected Publications

    • Higgs Induced Triboluminescence in Binary Black Hole Mergers, Universe, 9 (7) 301 (2023), M.Chitishvili, M.Gogberashvili, R.Konoplich and A.S.Sakharov.
    • Measurement of the top-quark mass using a leptonic invariant mass in pp collisions a sqrt(s)=13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, JHEP, 06 019 (2023), ATLAS Collaboration.
    • Two-particle Bose-Einstein correlations in pp collisions at sqrt(s)=13 TeV measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, The European Physical Journal C, 82 608 (2022), ATLAS Collaboration.
    • Measurement of single top-quark production in association with a W boson in the single-lepton channel at sqrt(s)​=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector, The European Physical Journal C, 81 720 (2021), ATLAS Collaboration.
    • Search for the  HH→bb¯bb¯ process via vector-boson fusion production using proton-proton collisions at √s=13TeV with the ATLAS detector, JHEP, 07 108 (2020), ATLAS Collaboration.

    • Robust constraint on Lorentz violation using Fermi-LAT gamma-ray burst data, Phys.Rev., D99, 083009 (2019), J.Ellis, R.Konoplich, N.Mavromatos, L.Nguyen, A.Sakharov, and E. Sarkisyan-Grinbaum.
    • Measurement of the Higgs boson coupling properties in the H→ZZ∗→4ℓ decay channel at √s = 13 TeV with the ATLAS detector, JHEP, 03 095 (2018), ATLAS Collaboration.       

    • Search for dark matter produced in association with bottom or top quarks in √s = 13 TeV pp collisions with the ATLAS detector, The European Physical Journal C, 78 18(2018), ATLAS Collaboration.

    • Handbook of  LHC Higgs cross sections: 4. Deciphering the nature of the Higgs sector, CERN Yellow Reports: Monographs Volume 2/2017 (CERN--2017--002-M), D. de Florian

    • Inside view: MEPhI, Nature, Jan 12th (2017),  R.Konoplich.
    • Cosmological implications of Higgs field fluctuations during inflation, Annalen der Physik, 1-6(2016),  A.Grobov, R.Konoplich, and S.Rubin.
    • Angular asymmetries as a probe for anomalous contributions to HZZ vertex at the LHC, Phys.Rev., D91, 115014(2015), N.Belyaev, R.Konoplich, L.Egholm Pedersen, and K.Prokofiev.
    • Combined Measurements of the Higgs Boson Mass in pp Collisions at sqrt(s) = 7 and 8 TeV with the ATLAS and CMS Experiments, Phys.Rev.Lett., 114, 191803(2015), ATLAS and CMS Collaborations. 
    • Evidence for the spin-0 nature of the Higgs boson using ATLAS data, Phys.Lett., B726, 120(2013), ATLAS Collaboration.
    • A Massive Particle Consistent with the Standard Model Higgs Boson observed with the ATLAS Detector at the Large Hadron Collider, Science, 338, 6114, 1576(2012).
    • Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC, Phys.Lett., B716, 1(2012), ATLAS Collaboration.
    • A New Approach for Reconstructing SUSY Particles Masses with a few fb^-1 at the LHC. Journal of High Energy Physics, JHEP 08 036, 1-23(2008). R.Djilkibaev and R.Konoplich.
    • The ATLAS Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Journal of Instrumentation, JINST 3 s08003, 1-437(2008). The ATLAS Collaboration.
    • May heavy neutrinos solve underground and cosmic ray puzzles? Physics of Atomic Nuclei, 71, No.1, 148-162 (2008), K.M.Belotsky, D.Fargion, M.Yu.Khlopov, and R.V.Konoplich.
    • Diversity of universes created by pure gravity, Classical and Quantum Gravity, 24, 1261-1278 (2007), K.A.Bronnikov, R.V.Konoplich, and S.G.Rubin.  
  • Professional Experience and Memberships
    • National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Russia
    • University of Rome (La Sapienza),  Italy
    • University of Rome III, Italy
    • Institute of Applied Mathematics, Moscow, Russia
    • Center for Cosmoparticle Physics, Moscow, Russia
    • ETHZ,  Zurich,  Switzerland
    • CERN,  Zurich,  Switzerland
    • New York University, USA
    • Manhattan College, USA
    • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China 
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants


    • Ministry of Education (USSR)
    • Ministry of Education and National Institute of Nuclear Physics (Italy)
    • Ministry of Science and Technical Policy (Russia)
    • Soros Foundation (Russia, USA)
    • National Science Foundation (USA), “Studies of Higgs Boson Properties and Search for New Physics with ATLAS”, (2014-2019).

    Honors and Awards

    • Kakos Endowed Chair in Science, Manhattan College (2018 - present).
    • The 2013 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize of the European Physical Society for an outstanding contribution to High Energy Physics awarded to the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, "for the discovery of a Higgs boson, as predicted by the Brout-Englert-Higgs mechanism".