B.Eng. (McGill), M.A., Ph.D. (Tor).
Hartwick's primary research
interest is the formation and evolution of galaxies. This problem
can be approached observationally in at least two ways. Either
one can make observations of high redshift objects with the largest
ground-based and space-based telescopes and interpret the appearance
of the universe when it was only 10% of its present age or one
can observe the oldest objects in our own Galaxy and its neighbourhood
and from the spatial, kinematical, and chemical information obtained
attempt to learn just how our own Galaxy and others nearby formed.
Harwick favours the latter and notes that insights gained along
the way will also shed light on the dark matter problem.