MIT Kavli Institute Directory

Meng Su

Pappalardo Postdoctoral Fellow; Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow Postdoctoral Scholar

Meng Su received his Ph.D. in astrophysics at Harvard University, worked with Professor Douglas Finkbeiner. He had also worked with Professor John Kovac on the BICEP experiment at the South Pole, and Proessor Matias Zaldarriaga on various topics in cosmology. Before moving to Harvard, Su received his undergraduate degree in physics from Peking University in 2007. He is originally from Taiyuan in China.

Research interests: 

Meng Su is interested broadly in cosmology and high energy astrophysics. He uses gamma-ray/X-ray/microwave/radio observations to study diffuse emission from the Milky Way, indirect detection of dark matter, cosmic ray acceleration and propagation, and the supermassive black hole in the Galaxy. Su has also been studying varies topics in cosmology, including detection of B-mode polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), primordial non-Gaussianity of CMB, gravitational lensing of CMB, cosmic reionization, possible Lorentz violation in the early Universe, and constraining properties of dark energy using various cosmological probes. Su works on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

Representative publications: 

Su, Meng; Finkbeiner, Douglas P., arXiv:1206.1616; Su, Meng; Slatyer, Tracy R.; Finkbeiner, Douglas P., arXiv:1005.5480

Honors and awards: 

Recipient of 2014 Rossi Prize (along with Tracy Slatyer, MIT, and Douglas Finkbeiner, Harvard)

Pappalardo Fellowship 2012; Einstein Fellowship 2012

Contact Information

t: 617-253-7456


Ph.D., Harvard University, 2012