Jay Strader

Jay Strader

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

strader@pa.msu.edu
http://www.pa.msu.edu/people/strader/

 

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

Selected Publications

Two stellar-mass black holes in the globular cluster M22.
Strader, J., Chomiuk, L., Maccarone, T., Miller-Jones., J., Seth, A. 2012, Nature, 490, 71

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. 2012, ApJS, in press

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.