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Dr. SU, Meng

Dr. SU, Meng

Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, HKU

B.Sc. Peking University; Ph.D. Harvard University

  • 2859 2858
  • 2559 9152
  • Room 420, CYM Physics Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

Current Research

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics Group: Observational Astrophysics

    • Dr. M. Su has a broad range of research interest, including Cosmic Microwave Background to study the Universe in the very beginning and the later evolution, observational high energy astrophysics (including gamma-ray and X-ray telescopes), searching for Dark Matter particles, cosmic ray physics (both theory and observations involving both ground-based and spaceborne instruments). We are building a CMB telescope in the west part of Tibet , which is the highest observatory worldwide! We have launched the very first Chinese astronomy satellite to look for dark matter, named Dark Matter Particle Explorer (we found some hints!). He has discovered a pair of gigantic bubbles emitting high energy of gamma-ray photons using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. He is also building satellites for dedicated space science research, including a X-ray telescope using so-called Lobster-eyed type of optics to enable the largest field of view ever, a UV telescope to help to find habitable worlds in other solar systems. He is also working on the two largest payloads onboard the future Chinese space station: a 2-meter class optical telescopes, and the High Energy Radiation Detector which is the future of the gamma-ray and cosmic-ray detection. If you are interested in studying the Universe (or the earth!) using satellites, please talk to him.


Research Interest

  • Cosmology
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmic Microwave Background
  • High Energy Astronomy
  • Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Spaceborne Detectors


    Representative Publications

    • “Degree-Scale Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Measurements from Three Years of BICEP1 Data”, M. Su and BICEP1 Collaboration, The Astrophysical Journal783, 2 (2014)
    • “Is the 130 GeV line real? A search for systematics in the Fermi- LAT data”, Douglas P. Finkbeiner, Meng Su, Christoph Weniger, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics1, 29 (2013)
    • “Evidence for Gamma-Ray Jets in the Milky Way”, Meng Su, Douglas P. Finkbeiner, The Astrophysics Journal753, 61 (2012)
    • “Giant Gamma-ray Bubbles from Fermi-LAT: AGN Activity or Bipolar Galactic Wind?”, Meng Su, Tracy R. Slatyer, Douglas P. Finkbeiner, The Astrophysical Journal724, 1044-1082 (2010)
    • “Impact of instrumental systematic contamination on the lensing mass reconstruction using the CMB polarization”, Meng Su, Amit P. S. Yadav, Meir Shimon, Brian G. Keating, Physical Review D79, 123002 (2009)