Research Area

Astronomy and Astrophysics

We look up at the stars and galaxies to learn about the history of the universe and its future.

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Overview

Astrophysics centres on the study of the origin, evolution, and fate of our Universe. Our research program addresses observational and theoretical investigations into the building blocks of the Universe. Observations are conducted with state-of-the-art international telescopes. Research topics include:

  • The study of dark matter and hydrogen gas in galaxies;
  • The physics of neutron stars (including magnetars), supernova remnants and their interaction with the Interstellar Medium;
  • Theoretical investigations into star formation, gravitational lensing, and planetary physics.

Faculty Active in this Research Area

Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Stefi Baum

251 Machray Hall
Stefi.Baum@umanitoba.ca 204-474-9348
Associate Professor

Jayanne English

514 Allen Bldg
jayanne_english@umanitoba.ca 204 474 7105
Associate Professor

Jason Fiege

517 Allen Bldg
fiege@physics.umanitoba.ca 204 474 9671
Faculty Lead for Equity, Diversity, and Community, Canada Research Chair in Supernova (Remnants) Astrophysics, Professor

Samar Safi-Harb

311 Allen
samar.safi-harb@umanitoba.ca 204-474-7104
Associate Professor

Andreas Shalchi

219 Allen Bldg
Andreas.Shalchi@umanitoba.ca 204 474 9874
Professor

Christopher O'Dea

336 Allen
odeac@umanitoba.ca 204 474 9863