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
Mar 2014 'Strong RR Lyrae excess in the Hercules-Aquila Cloud'
We map the large-scale sub-structure in the Galactic stellar halo using accurate 3D positions of ˜14 000 RR Lyrae reported by the Catalina Sky Survey

Jan 2014 'The similarity of the stellar mass fractions of galaxy groups and clusters'
We employ a large sample of 20 171 optically selected groups and clusters at 0

Jan 2014 'Precession of the Sagittarius stream'
Using a variety of stellar tracers - blue horizontal branch stars, main-sequence turn-off stars and red giants - we follow the path of the Sagittarius (Sgr) stream across the sky in Sloan Digital Sky Survey data


All publications in ADS 
3 most recent ArXiv papers
2014-03-27 'Touching The Void: A Striking Drop in Stellar Halo Density Beyond 50 kpc'

2014-03-13 'Discovery of a cold stellar stream in the ATLAS DR1 data'

2014-03-13 'ATLAS lifts the Cup: Discovery of a New Milky Way satellite in Crater'


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