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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 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
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
A bridge of stars connects two dwarf galaxies
 Cambridge University PR

Sgr tails
 Cambridge University PR

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
Mar 2017 'Blue diffuse dwarf galaxies: a clearer picture'
The search for chemically unevolved galaxies remains prevalent in the nearby Universe, mostly because these systems provide excellent proxies for exploring in detail the physics of high-z systems

Jan 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

Jan 2017 'A tail of two populations: chemo-dynamics of the Sagittarius stream and implications for its original mass'
We use the Sloan Digital Sky Survey/SEGUE spectroscopic sample of stars in the leading and trailing streams of the Sagittarius (Sgr) to demonstrate the existence of two sub-populations with distinct chemistry and kinematics


All publications in ADS 
3 most recent ArXiv papers
2017-02-03 'Gaia 1 and 2. A pair of new satellites of the Galaxy'

2017-01-26 'Redshift, metallicity and size of two extended dwarf Irregular galaxies. A link between dwarf Irregulars and Ultra Diffuse Galaxies?'

2017-01-05 'On the Run: mapping the escape speed across the Galaxy with SDSS'


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