[SN, SNR, and Isolated NS -- Invited ]

X-Ray Studies of Supernova Remnants: The Persistence of Memory

Carles Badenes, Tel-Aviv University

The unprecedented capabilities of Chandra for spatially resolved spectroscopy have revolutionized our understanding of Supernova Remnants. I will review the fundamental open issues in core collapse and Type Ia supernova explosions, and the progress that has been made using X-ray observations of supernova remnants.