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 graduated from the Physics/Astronomy department of Moscow State University in 2006. After that, I pursued my PhD at the University of Heidelberg under the supervision of Prof. Hans-Walter Rix. I defended my thesis on 'Understanding the Milky Way Halo through Large Surveys' in 2009. Following that, I joined the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge as a research associate. In 2016, I was awarded the Ernest Rutherford Fellowship to continue my work in Cambridge. Subsequently, in 2017, I moved to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, where I served as an assistant professor at the McWilliams Center for Cosmology. I was promoted to associate professor in 2020. During the same year, I moved to the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh as a  Reader in Observational Astronomy. Additionally, I hold the title of Affiliated Lecturer at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge.

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