Dr. Mouyuan Sun

"Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry." -Richard Feynman

Welcome to my homepage. I am currently an associate professor (selected as the class B Nanqiang Young Top-notch Talents of Xiamen University) at the Department of Astronomy, Xiamen University. I am an astrophysicist who studies the astrophysics of supermassive black holes (e.g., the one you watched in the famous movie Interstellar; or read this nice review for non-expert) in the center of active galaxies. In the meantime, I am also interested in smaller black holes, namely, the stellar black holes and the intermediate-mass black holes. I use multi-wavelength data (collected by various telescopes spanning the electromagnetic spectrum), high-quality light curves and theoretical models to probe the gravitational environment around black holes. Please check out this website or some of my publications to learn more about my research.