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 | 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
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
Feb 2016 'Disky dwarf disruption and the shape of the Galactic halo'
The shape of the Galactic dark halo can, in principle, be inferred through modelling of stellar tidal streams in the Milky Way halo

Feb 2016 'Stellar streams around the Magellanic Clouds'
Using blue horizontal branch (BHB) stars identified in the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Year 1 data, we report the detection of an extended and lumpy stellar debris distribution around the Magellanic Clouds

Dec 2015 'Properties of dark subhaloes from gaps in tidal streams'
Cold or warm, the dark matter substructure spectrum must extend to objects with masses as low as 107 M⊙, according to the most recent Lyman α measurements


All publications in ADS 
3 most recent ArXiv papers
2016-01-28 'Disky dwarf disruption and the shape of the Galactic halo'

2016-01-26 'The feeble giant. Discovery of a large and diffuse Milky Way dwarf galaxy in the constellation of Crater'

2015-11-19 'Magellan/M2FS Spectroscopy of Tucana 2 and Grus 1'


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