Suhail Dhawan works at the Kavli Institute for Cosmology, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. His research is based on measuring distances to exploding stars, typically a class of explosions called Type Ia supernovae, to infer how fast the universe is expanding. He is also interested in using the phenomena that light bends around massive objects, called strong gravitational lensing, to understand the nature of gravity.
Suhail was born in New Delhi where he did his undergraduate degree before moving to London for a Masters in Astrophysics. He was fortunate to study for his PhD in Garching near Munich in Germany, at the European Southern Observatory and Technical University Munich. From 2016 to 2020 he has been working in Stockholm as a postdoc. When he is not working Suhail likes science outreach, doing stand up comedy and artisanal coffee.