Vasily Belokurov
Reader in Astrophysics
at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge

Graduated from Moscow State University, Relativistic Astrophysics Department, Sternberg Astronomical Institute.
I did my DPhil at the University of Oxford where I worked with Wyn Evans.

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email: vasily at
phone: +44 1223 337515
office: Hoyle H20
address: Institute of Astronomy
  Madingley Road
  Cambridge, CB30HA

Milky Way Halo
Put your objects on the map of the MW stellar halo. Also plots various satellites from these lists

a simple IDL optimization routine loosely based on genetic algorithms

Microlensing maps
Maps of microlensing optical depth towards the Bulge in three different Galaxy models

Unsupervised classification scheme for a large lightcurve dataset
A bridge of stars connects two dwarf galaxies
 Cambridge University PR

Sgr tails
 Cambridge University PR

Discovery of 4 new dwarfs
 New Scientist,

Discovery of CVn and Boo dwarfs
 SDSS press release
 New Scientist

Field of Streams
 SDSS press release
 New Scientist



3 most recent refereed papers on ADS
Jun 2017 'On the run: mapping the escape speed across the Galaxy with SDSS'
We measure the variation of the escape speed of the Milky Way across a range of ∼40 kpc in Galactocentric radius

Jun 2017 'A stellar overdensity associated with the Small Magellanic Cloud'
We report the discovery of a stellar overdensity 8° north of the centre of the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC; Small Magellanic Cloud Northern Over-Density; SMCNOD), using data from the first 2 yr of the Dark Energy Survey (DES) and the first year of the MAGellanic SatelLITEs Survey (MagLiteS)

May 2017 'Redshift, metallicity and size of two extended dwarf Irregular galaxies: a link between dwarf Irregulars and ultra diffuse galaxies?'
We present the results of the spectroscopic and photometric follow-up of two field galaxies that were selected as possible stellar counterparts of local high-velocity clouds

All publications in ADS 
3 most recent ArXiv papers
2017-04-05 'A Halo Substructure in Gaia Data Release 1'

2017-03-27 'The slight spin of the old stellar halo'

2017-03-03 'Gaia Data Release 1. Open cluster astrometry: performance, limitations, and future prospects'

All e-prints on astro-ph 
Some are on the old Oxford homepage

 Barcelona, June 2006
 Santa Fe, March 2006
 Moscow, June 2005
 NYC, May 2005
 Moscow, January 2005
 Snow in Cambridge, 03/03/2005
 21, 22, 23 January 2005
 Itai's leaving do, November 2004
 Windows, 2004
  Paris, October 2004
  colour | B/W | B/W 2
 Graduation, October 2004
 Moscow, July 2004