Welcome to the homepage of the U. of Manitoba’s supernova remnants group led by Samar Safi-Harb, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Supernova (Remnants) Astrophysics. This website is mainly created for the group news and latest releases. Group members are listed here.



We are part of the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. Our research focuses on X-ray studies of the remnants of supernova explosions, namely neutron stars, pulsar wind nebulae and supernova remnants. More details on these objects can be found here. Our X-ray observations are complemented with observations at other wavelengths, particularly in the radio regime. We have also recently started a program to model these objects through numerical simulations and code development driven by the high-energy and radio observations. Our simulations make use of the local CFI-funded cluster “nuit” located in the department of Physics and Astronomy and on the supercomputer “Grex” located on campus and which is part of the Compute Canada/Westgrid inititative.

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We acknowledge the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, the Canada Research Chairs program, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA). Additional local funds have been provided by the University of Manitoba and the Manitoba Research and Innovation Fund (MRIF).
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High-Energy Galactic Supernova Remnants Catalogue

Created Oct. 1, 2011