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


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

Senior Scholar

Stefi Baum

251 Machray Hall 204-474-9348
Associate Professor (on leave)

Jayanne English

514 Allen Bldg 204 474 7105
Associate Professor (on leave)

Jason Fiege

517 Allen Bldg 204 474 9671
Canada Research Chair in Extreme Astrophysics, Tier 1, Professor, Indigenous Initiative Committee Chair (on leave)

Samar Safi-Harb

311 Allen 204-474-7104

Andreas Shalchi

219 Allen Bldg 204 474 9874
Senior Scholar

Christopher O'Dea

336 Allen 204 474 9863