Homepage of Sergey Koposov


Sergey E. Koposov, Reader in Observational Astronomy
Edinburgh University
Office: Royal Observatory, C24
Email: skoposov (AT) ed (DOT) ac (DOT) uk

To students

I am accepting new PhD students. I am also happy to chat to students on topics related to my research interests.

To postdocs

If you are looking for applying for one of the UK fellowships, (Rutherford, Royal Society) and are interested in doing it Edinburgh and work in the general area of Galactic archaeology, please feel free to contact me.

Featured recent papers

Preliminary Target Selection for the DESI Milky Way Survey (MWS)
Broken into Pieces: ATLAS and Aliqa Uma as One Single Stream
Discovery of a nearby 1700 km s-1 star ejected from the Milky Way by Sgr A*
Search for globular clusters associated with the Milky Way dwarf galaxies using Gaia DR2

All publications:




Research interests:

  • Large surveys
  • Databases
  • Data mining
  • Statistics
  • Dwarf galaxies
  • Stellar streams
  • Milky Way structure
  • Gaia
  • Binary stars
  • Hyper-velocity stars

Press coverage/releases of some of my work

Some software I've written:

q3c astrolibpy sqlutilpy idl-sql
pg idl pg hist pg healpix arxiv-rank rvspecfit minimint

Me, Koposov Sergey