Home Page of Craig Markwardt

Who I am

I have just graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, studying astrophysics under Professor Hakki Ögelman. In my thesis, I study the interaction between the Vela pulsar and its surroundings.

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Current Scientific Work

Conference Proceedings

"New Views of the Vela Pulsar Jet"

"ASCA X-ray Observations of the Vela Pulsar Jet"


"The ASCA spectrum of the Vela Pulsar Jet"

"An X-ray Jet from the Vela Pulsar"

Web Studies


I am an avid follower of the stock, options, and futures markets. My interest lies in the high-frequency behavior of the markets, on time scales of minutes, and especially in the efficiency of the arbitrage linkage between cash and derivative pricing. As an example, I take the US stock market, which can be characterized by the S&P 100 and S&P 500 indices. In addition to the cash index, Chicago markets also trade index options, index futures, and options on index futures, all of which are priced independently in a competitive market. I am looking for short-term discrepancies and patterns in such markets, with the hope of finding a statistically significant degree of forecastability.

Web Studies


A collection of my most embarrassing pictures. I have to stay humble somehow!

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Maintained by: Craig Markwardt / craigm@cow.physics.wisc.edu / 03 Sep 2008