Sergey Koposov

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Dr S Koposov

Dr S Koposov

Reader in Observational Astronomy
Academic staff
Royal Observatory, Edinburgh (ROE)
Room C24

Sergey is a member of the following School research institute:

Research interests

Galactic archaeology, Milky Way structure, Hyper-velocity stars, Large surveys, Statistics, Machine Larning


I have graduated from the Physics/Astronomy department of Moscow State University in 2006. After that I did my PhD in the University of Heidelberg with Prof. Hans-Walter Rix. I have defended my thesis on 'Understanding the Milky Way Halo through Large Surveys' in 2009. I then joined the Institute of Astronomy in the University of Cambridge as a research associate. In 2016 I received the Ernest Rutherford Fellowship to continue working in Cambridge. In 2017 I moved to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA as an assistant professor in the McWilliams Center for Cosmology. I was promoted to associate professor in 2020. In the same year I moved to Institute of Astronomy, University of Edinburgh as a Reader in Observational Astronomy.

Highlighted publications

  1. , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 491, 2, p. 2465-2480
  2. , , , , , , , , , et al., Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490, 3, p. 3508-3531
  3. , , , , , , , , , et al., Astrophysical Journal, 911, 2, p. 1-24