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

Milky Way Halo
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
A bridge of stars connects two dwarf galaxies
 Cambridge University PR

Sgr tails
 Cambridge University PR

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
May 2018 'Spectroscopic follow-up of the Hercules-Aquila Cloud'
We designed a follow-up program to find the spectroscopic properties of the Hercules-Aquila Cloud (HAC) and test scenarios for its formation

May 2018 'Mapping UV properties throughout the Cosmic Horseshoe: lessons from VLT-MUSE'
We present the first spatially resolved rest-frame ultraviolet (UV) study of the gravitationally lensed galaxy, the `Cosmic Horseshoe' (J1148+1930) at z = 2

Apr 2018 'Discovery of two neighbouring satellites in the Carina constellation with MagLiteS'
We report the discovery of two ultra-faint satellites in the vicinity of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) in data from the Magellanic Satellites Survey (MagLiteS )

All publications in ADS 
3 most recent ArXiv papers
2018-04-19 'The Shards of $ω$ Centauri'

2018-04-19 'A Predicted Astrometric Microlensing Event by a Nearby White Dwarf'

2018-04-17 'Substructures and tidal distortions in the Magellanic stellar periphery'

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