Jay Strader

  • Aug 19, 2017
  • Active Faculty

Assistant Professor
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Biomedical-Physical Sciences Bldg.
567 Wilson Rd., Room 3275
(517) 884-5605



2007: Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, Santa Cruz;
2001: B.S., Physics & Mathematics, Duke University

Selected Publications

Formation constraints indicate a black-hole accretor in 47 Tuc X9.
Church, R., Strader, J., Davies, M., Bobrick, A. 2017, ApJL, 851, 1

A Globular Cluster Toward M87 with a Radial Velocity < -1000 km/s: The First Hypervelocity Cluster
Caldwell, N., Strader, J., Romanowsky, A. J., Brodie, J. P., Moore, B., Diemand, J., Martizzi, D. 2014 ApJS, 787, 1

Deep Chandra monitoring observations of NGC 4649: I. Catalog of source properties.
Luo, B., Fabbiano, G., Strader, J., Kim, D.-W., Brodie, J., Fragos, T., Gallagher, J., King, A., Zezas, A. 2013, ApJS, 204, 14

Deep Chandra monitoring observations of NGC 4649: II. Wide-field Hubble Space Telescope imaging of the globular clusters.
Strader, J., Fabbiano, G., Luo, B., Kim, D.-W., Brodie, J., Fragos, T., Gallagher, J., Kalogera, V., King, A., Zezas, A. 2012, ApJ, 760, 87

No evidence for intermediate-mass black holes in globular clusters: Strong constraints from the JVLA.
Strader, J., Chomiuk, L., Maccarone, T., Miller-Jones., J., Seth, A., Heinke, C., Sivakoff, G. 2012, ApJL, 750, 27

Old massive globular clusters and the stellar halo of the dwarf starburst galaxy NGC 4449.
Strader, J., Seth, A., Caldwell, N. 2012, AJ, 143, 52

Wide-field precision kinematics of the M87 globular cluster system.
Strader, J., Romanowsky, A., Brodie, J., Spitler, L., Beasley, M., Arnold, J., Tamura, N., Sharples, R., Arimoto, N. 2011, ApJS, 197, 33

Professional Activities & Interests / Biographical Information

Jay's research is centered in two areas. The first is near-field cosmology with massive globular clusters: using the stellar populations and kinematics of clusters to constrain the formation and assembly histories of nearby galaxies, with a focus on their outer halos. He also studies the properties of globular clusters themselves, including the presence of black holes, multiple stellar populations, and stellar winds from red giants.