Vasily Belokurov
Professor of Astronomy
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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In Soviet Russia, stars observe you!!
Support gravity, my people would.
 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
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
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
 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
Apr 2022 'The Photo-Astrometric vertical tracer density of the Milky Way - I. The method'
We introduce a method to infer the vertical distribution of stars in the Milky Way using a Poisson likelihood function, with a view to applying our method to the Gaia catalogue

Mar 2022 'Quenching of satellite galaxies of Milky Way analogues: reconciling theory and observations'
The vast majority of low-mass satellite galaxies around the Milky Way and M31 appear virtually devoid of cool gas and show no signs of recent or ongoing star formation

Feb 2022 'Kinematics beats dust: unveiling nested substructure in the perturbed outer disc of the Milky Way'
We use the Gaia eDR3 data and legacy spectroscopic surveys to map the Milky Way disc substructure towards the Galactic Anticentre at heliocentric distances $d\ge 10\, \rm {kpc}$


All publications in ADS 
3 most recent ArXiv papers
2022-06-15 'Milky Way's eccentric constituents with $Gaia$, APOGEE $\&$ GALAH'

2022-06-11 'The stellar halo in Local Group Hestia simulations III. Chemical abundance relations for accreted and in-situ stars'

2022-06-09 'The stellar halo in Local Group Hestia simulations II. The accreted component'


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