F. David A. Hartwick
Professor
B.Eng. (McGill), M.A., Ph.D. (Tor).

Research Interests 

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.
(from ADS Abstract Service)