Sherry H. Suyu

Hello! I am a Max Planck Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and an Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Munich. I am also a Visiting Scholar at the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics. I use the spectacular phenomenon of gravitational lensing to probe the dark cosmos: dark energy, dark matter and supermassive black holes. Below you can find out more about my research and teaching, and the young active researchers whom I am working with.

Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics
Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1
D-85741 Garching, Germany

Tel: +49 (0)89-30000-2015
Office: 103


  • Observational cosmology
  • Cosmic expansion rate
  • Dark energy and dark matter
  • Supermassive black holes
  • Gravitational lensing
  • Bayesian inference and methods
  • H0LiCOW!


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Group members

    Akın Yıldırım (Postdoc Fellow)
    Dani Chun-Yi Chao (Ph.D. student)
    Giulia Chirivì (Ph.D. student)
    Simon Huber (Master student)
    Stefan Schuldt (Master student)

Group alumni

    James Hung-Hsu Chan (Postdoc Fellow, EPFL)
    Kenneth Wong (EACOA Postdoc Fellow, NAOJ)
    Geoff Chih-Fan Chen (graduate student, UC Davis)


    TUM PH2206 (Spring Semester 2016/7): Extragalactic Astrophysics
    TUM PH2242 (Winter Semester 2016/7, 2017/8): Gravitational Lensing