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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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
Sep 2022 'A gap in the double white dwarf separation distribution caused by the common-envelope evolution: astrometric evidence from Gaia'
The trajectory of the center of light of an unresolved binary is different from that of its center of mass

Jul 2022 'From dawn till disc: Milky Way's turbulent youth revealed by the APOGEE+Gaia data'
We use accurate estimates of aluminium abundance from the APOGEE Data Release 17 and Gaia Early Data Release 3 astrometry to select a highly pure sample of stars with metallicity -1

Jul 2022 'Astrometric identification of nearby binary stars - II. Astrometric binaries in the Gaia Catalogue of Nearby Stars'
We examine the capacity to identify binary systems from astrometric deviations alone

All publications in ADS 
3 most recent ArXiv papers
2024-06-10 'Kinematics and Dynamics of the Galactic Bar revealed by Gaia Long Period Variables'

2024-05-23 'Trojan globular clusters: radial migration via trapping in bar resonances'

2024-05-22 'Euclid: Early Release Observations -- Deep anatomy of nearby galaxies'

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