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Prof. Suyu is measuring the expansion rate of our Universe, probing the nature of dark energy, studying the formation/evolution of galaxies and their dark matter halos, and observing supernovae through gravitational lensing. She has led the H0LiCOW program (www.h0licow.org) that measured the distances to six gravitational lenses, establishing strong lensing as one of the best cosmological probes. She is also leading the HOLISMOKES program (www.holismokes.org) to study cosmology and supernova progenitors with lensed supernovae.

Prof. Suyu completed her PhD in 2008 at the California Institute of Technology. She then worked at the University of Bonn, University of California Santa Barbara and Stanford University as a postdoc and at the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics as a faculty member. In 2016, she became a Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA) and an Assistant Professor at TUM, as part of the Max Planck@TUM program. Professor Suyu is now an Associate Professor at TUM, and a Max Planck Fellow at MPA.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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