Our group’s research interests range over the following areas:

  • Cosmology, galaxy formation, evolution and mergers,
  • Stellar evolution,
  • Properties of materials and the vacuum in ultrastrong magnetic fields,
  • Physics of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes,
  • Magnetic and relativistic stellar structure,
  • General relativity.


Major Projects

  • Canada’s Flagship X-ray Telescope
  • White Dwarfs as Probes of Stellar Evolution and Fundamental Physics
  • X-ray Polarization of Neutron Stars and Black Holes
  • Carbon Stars as Standard Candles

Key Question

How is our understanding of astrophysical phenomena connected with our understanding of fundamental physics?