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
Sep 2014 'The α-element knee of the Sagittarius stream'
We employ abundances from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration (SEGUE) to study the α-element distribution of the stellar members of the Sagittarius stream

Jul 2014 'Discovery of a cold stellar stream in the ATLAS DR1 data'
We report the discovery of a narrow stellar stream crossing the constellations of Sculptor and Fornax in the Southern celestial hemisphere

Jul 2014 'The evolution of late-type galaxies from CASSOWARY lensing systems'
We explore the properties of lensing galaxies and lensed faint sources at redshifts between 1

All publications in ADS 
3 most recent ArXiv papers
2014-07-16 'TriAnd and its Siblings: Satellites of Satellites in the Milky Way Halo'

2014-06-12 'The Alpha-element knee of the Sagittarius Stream'

2014-06-09 '"Skinny Milky Way, Please", says Sagittarius'

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