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

Milky Way Halo | DR7
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
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
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 
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