Vasily Belokurov
Royal Society University Research Fellow
University Lecturer
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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 Contact
email: vasily at ast.cam.ac.uk
phone: +44 1223 337515
office: Hoyle H20
address: Institute of Astronomy
  Madingley Road
  Cambridge, CB30HA

 Data/Tools
Milky Way Halo | DR7
Put your objects on the map of the MW stellar halo. Also plots various satellites from these lists

Solber
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

SOMs for OGLE
Unsupervised classification scheme for a large lightcurve dataset
 Press
Discovery of 4 new dwarfs
 Nature
 New Scientist
 grani.ru, elementy.ru

Discovery of CVn and Boo dwarfs
 SDSS press release
 New Scientist
 gazeta.ru

Field of Streams
 SDSS press release
 New Scientist
 grani.ru

 Research

 Plots/figures/images



 Publications
3 most recent refereed papers on ADS
Jan 2015 'Exposing Sgr tidal debris behind the Galactic disc with M giants selected in WISE∩2MASS'
We show that a combination of infrared photometry from WISE and 2MASS surveys can yield highly pure samples of M giant stars

Jan 2015 'Discovery of ˜9000 new RR Lyrae in the southern Catalina surveys'
We present the results of a deep, wide-area variability survey in the Southern hemisphere, the first of its kind

Dec 2014 '`Skinny Milky Way please', says Sagittarius'
Motivated by recent observations of the Sagittarius stream, we devise a rapid algorithm to generate faithful representations of the centroids of stellar tidal streams formed in a disruption of a progenitor of an arbitrary mass in an arbitrary potential


All publications in ADS 
3 most recent ArXiv papers
2014-11-26 'Uncovering Blue Diffuse Dwarf Galaxies'

2014-10-28 'Discovery of $\sim$ 9,000 new RR Lyrae in the Southern Catalina Surveys'

2014-10-23 'Exposing Sgr tidal debris behind the Galactic disk with M giants selected in WISE$\cap$2MASS'


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

Cambridge
 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