Here is my work to date. Below there is a list of refereed publications, talks I have given, unrefereed conference proceedings, and the undergraduate teaching I have undertaken.


  1. The shapes and alignments of the satellites of the Milky Way and Andromeda, Sanders & Evans, MNRAS, 2017
  2. Climbing the cosmic ladder with stellar twins in RAVE with Gaia, Jofre, et al., MNRAS, 2017
  3. The Gaia-ESO Survey: dynamical models of flattened, rotating globular clusters, Jeffreson, Sanders & Gaia-ESO collaboration, MNRAS, 2017
  4. The RAVE-on catalog of stellar atmospheric parameters and chemical abundances for chemo-dynamic studies in the Gaia era, Casey et al., submitted, 2017
  5. Reflection symmetries of isolated self-consistent stellar systems, An, Evans & Sanders, MNRAS, 2017
  6. Mass estimators for flattened dispersion-supported galaxies, Sanders & Evans, ApJ Letters, 2016
  7. Indirect dark matter detection for flattened dwarf galaxies, Sanders, Evans, Geringer-Sameth & Dehnen, Phys. Rev. D, 2016
  8. The number and size of subhalo-induced gaps in stellar streams, Erkal, Belokurov, Bovy & Sanders, MNRAS, 2016
  9. Linear perturbation theory for tidal streams and the small-scale CDM power spectrum, Bovy, Erkal & Sanders, MNRAS, 2016
  10. Simple J-Factors and D-Factors for indirect dark matter detection, Evans, Sanders & Geringer-Sameth, Phys. Rev. D, 2016
  11. Stray, swing and scatter: angular momentum evolution of orbits and streams in aspherical potentials, Erkal, Sanders & Belokurov, MNRAS, 2016
  12. Shepherding tidal debris with the Galactic bar: The Ophiuchus stream, Hattori, Erkal & Sanders, MNRAS, 2016
  13. A review of action estimation methods for galactic dynamics, Sanders & Binney, MNRAS, 2016
  14. Dynamics of stream-subhalo interactions, Sanders, Bovy & Erkal, MNRAS, 2016
  15. On the alignment of the stress tensor in galaxies, Evans, Sanders, Williams, An, Lynden-Bell & Dehnen, MNRAS, 2015
  16. Self-consistent triaxial models, Sanders and Evans, MNRAS, 2015
  17. Extended distribution functions for our Galaxy, Sanders and Binney, MNRAS, 2015
  18. A fast algorithm for estimating actions in triaxial potentials, Sanders and Binney, MNRAS, 2015
  19. Probabilistic model for constraining the Galactic potential using tidal streams , Sanders, MNRAS, 2014
  20. Actions, angles and frequencies for numerically integrated orbits, Sanders and Binney, MNRAS, 2014
  21. Stream-orbit misalignment II: a new algorithm to constrain the Galactic potential, Sanders and Binney, MNRAS, 2013
  22. Stream-orbit misalignment I: the dangers of orbit-fitting, Sanders and Binney, MNRAS, 2013
  23. Determining the velocity dispersion of the thick disc, Sanders, MNRAS, 2012
  24. Angle-action estimation in a general axisymmetric potential, Sanders, MNRAS, 2012


  • Dark-matter haloes of the Local Group, Departmental Seminar November 2017, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK
  • Heating history of the solar neighbourhood with Gaia DR1, The science of Gaia and future challenges August 2017, Lund, Sweden
  • Chemo-dynamical Milky Way models in the era of Gaia, National Astronomy Meeting July 2017, Hull, UK
  • Dynamical modelling of globular clusters and tidal streams, Departmental Seminar June 2017, University of Leicester, UK
  • The dark-matter halo mass spectrum of the Milky Way, Departmental Seminar May 2017, University of Cardiff, UK
  • The dark-matter halo mass spectrum of the Milky Way, Departmental Seminar May 2017, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Dwarf spheroidal scatter, Coffee talk April 2017, University of Edinburgh
  • Revealing the dark-matter halo mass spectrum of the Milky Way, Departmental seminar November 2016, University of Bristol, UK
  • Revealing the dark-matter halo mass spectrum of the Milky Way, Departmental seminar, October 2016, Lund University, Sweden
  • Extended DFs for the Galactic Disc(s), Oxford mini-symposium, June 2016, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dark matter annihilation in Milky Way dwarf spheroidals, Wednesday lunchtime talks, March 2016, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Chemo-dynamical modelling of large spectroscopic surveys (APOGEE & Gaia-ESO), Gaia-ESO Third Science, December 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Stream modelling, Streams workshop, July 2015, Ringberg, Germany
  • Extended distribution functions for the Galactic disc, Gaia-ESO Second Science, November 2014, Porto, Portugal
  • Dynamics of the Milky Way, Lunchtime Newcomer talks, November 2014, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Extended Distribution Functions and Tidal Streams, 2nd Oxford-Heidelberg meeting, April 2014, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dynamics of the Milky Way: Tidal streams,Galaxy Evolution meeting, February 2014, University of Oxford, UK
  • Streams in angle-action space, Gaia Challenge meeting, August 2013, University of Surrey, UK
  • Tidal streams and the Galactic potential, Milky Way Workshop, August 2013, MPIA, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Modelling RAVE with Extended Distribution Functions, RAVE meeting 2013, July 2013, Oxford, UK
  • Stream-orbit misalignment, International Astronomical Union Symposium 298, May 2013, Lijiang, China
  • Chemodynamical distribution functions, Gaia-ESO First Science, April 2013, Nice, France

conference proceedings

other publications


I have taught undergraduates taking Physics at both the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford. This involved taking small group tutorials, demonstrating in practical labs, and marking their work. Below is a list of the specific teaching I have done.
  • 1st year Undergraduate Physics supervisions, University of Cambridge, 2014-2017
  • Part III Masters Project supervisor, University of Cambridge, 2015-2016
  • 3rd year Undergraduate General Relativity Tutorials, University of Oxford, 2013-2014
  • 3rd year Undergraduate Special Relativity Tutorials, University of Oxford, 2012-2013
  • 3rd year Undergraduate Astrophysics Labs, University of Oxford, Autumn 2012
  • 2nd year Quantum Mechanics marking, University of Oxford, Spring 2012


  • DPhil Astrophysics, Merton College, University of Oxford, 2011-2014
  • MSc BA Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 2007-2011

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