Jay M Strader

Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
Location: 3275 Biomed Phys Sci
Profile photo of  Jay M Strader
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Jay's research is centered around compact objects, including studies of black holes and neutron stars in Galactic globular clusters, millisecond pulsars, and low-mass and low accretion rate black holes at the centers of nearby galaxies.

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


  • AST 800: Research Methods
  • AST 805: Research Project
  • AST 899: Master's Thesis Research
  • AST 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research

Selected Publications

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