Craig Harrison

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Craig Harrison

Postdoctoral Researcher

1009 Dennison Bldg
500 Church St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1042

Department Phone: (734) 763-1243
Fax: (734) 763-6317

My research focuses on galaxy formation and evolution. Most recently, I have been studying fossil galaxies - some of the most massive galaxies in the Universe. These galaxies are located at the center of galaxy groups/clusters and dominate the luminosity of the entire system. Using data from the XMM Cluster Survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey I have studied a sample of these galaxies in order to understand their formation and evolution as well as that of the resulting magnitude gap.

Research Interests

  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Stellar populations
  • Galaxy clusters and groups
  • AGN
  • Astrostatistics/astroinformatics


  • 2007 Doctor of Philosophy, Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 2000 Bachelor of Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics (1st Class Honours), The Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 1999 Bachelor of Applied Science, Physics (with Distinction), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD, Australia

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