Supernova remnants:

Supernova remnants are the end-points of stellar evolution. Their study can reveal information about the latest stages of stellar evolution, nucleosyntesis, physics of shock-waves and the properties of the interstellar medium.

Members of our group lead optical studies of individual supernova remnants in our Galaxy, as well as multiwavelength investigations of the SNR populations in nearby galaxies. These studies are based on data obtained with the Skinakas observatory, other ground based observatories and the Chandra X-ray observatory.

Our main interests are in the interaction of the shock-front with the ambient ISM, the dependence of the multiwavelength emission of SNRs on their age and local ISM, and their use as a proxy for the current formation rate of masive stars.

Selected results from our group:


F. Mavromatakis, I. Papamastorakis, A. Zezas