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
The Gaia Sausage: the major collision that changed the Milky Way
 Cambridge University PR

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
Mar 2019 'Microlens mass determination for Gaia's predicted photometric events'
We used Gaia Data Release 2 to search for upcoming photometric microlensing events, identifying two candidates with high amplification

Mar 2019 'Stellar streams around the Magellanic Clouds in 4D'
We carried out a spectroscopic follow-up programme of the four new stellar stream candidates detected by Belokurov & Koposov in the outskirts of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) using FORS2 (VLT)

Mar 2019 'Age gradients throughout the Galaxy with long-period variables'
We assemble the largest sample of oxygen-rich (O-rich) Miras and associated long-period variables (LPVs) to date and highlight their importance for age dating the components of the Galaxy

All publications in ADS 
3 most recent ArXiv papers
2019-01-07 'The local high velocity tail and the Galactic escape speed'

2018-12-19 'The total mass of the Large Magellanic Cloud from its perturbation on the Orphan stream'

2018-12-19 'Piercing the Milky Way: an all-sky view of the Orphan Stream'

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