The main scientific interest of Mikhail Shaposhnikov is a relation between particle physics, quantum field theory and cosmology. He worked on the problem of baryon number nonconservation in the early universe and baryon asymmetry, on electroweak baryogenesis, on phase transitions in gauge theories at high temperatures and their cosmological applications, on dark matter, cosmological inflation, and dark energy. He also worked on alternatives to compactification in theories in extra dimensions and on non-topological solitons.
My goal is to assemble a focused research group in a unique environment at the crossroad of astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics, to shade new “Light on the DArk” (LIDA) using new analysis techniques and new observations coming from on one side: wide field imaging and spectroscopy galaxy surveys, and on the other side: deep multi-wavelength survey of massive galaxy clusters. s