Following the success of the previous two conferences on supernova remnants in 2016 and 2019, a consensus was reached to hold regular meetings on the topic. Following delays due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications & Remote Sensing of the National Observatory of Athens is happy to invite you to “Supernova Remnants III: An Odyssey in Space after Stellar death” on the beautiful island of Crete, the home of the mythical inventor and artisan Deadalus, as well as Icarus, Theseus and the Minotaur.
The conference will build upon spectral and imaging observations from radio to gamma-ray wavelengths of SNR blast waves, pulsar wind nebulae and SN ejecta and their interpretation through theoretical models and numerical simulations. The goals of the meeting are understanding the evolution of SNe, SNRs and their interaction with interstellar gas, elucidating the physical processes that govern shock waves and relativistic plasmas, and inferring characteristics of supernova explosions from SNR observations.
We will focus on narrowing the gap between observations and theories with the help of powerful new observing facilities and increasingly detailed and realistic numerical simulations. New understanding of the nature of supernova remnants and processes that occur there offers new insights into the role of SNRs in the structure and evolution of galaxies and the nature of supernova explosions.
Looking forward to seeing you in Crete!
The Local and Science Organizing Committees.