My Thesis Title
(Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science, October 1997) is:
THE ELABORATION OF
METHODICS TO SEARCH FOR BLUE COMPACT GALAXIES AND DETAILED STUDIES
OF SOME SELECTED BCGS.
Whole thesis in html (in Russian) is availible
My Present Position
Currently I'm Paid Associated at the ESO.
In this position I am working as supporting astronomer
for the Service Mode Phase2 of the
WFI (Wide-Field Imager) and
FEROS (Fibre-fed, Extended Range, Echelle Spectrograph)
are now permanently mounted at the 2.2-m MPG/ESO telescope at La Silla.
My duties are to work with accepted proposals and ESO
software to check Phase2 submitted materials and to communicate with
WFI/FEROS users in the event of any problems.
Some part of my time is devoted to research.
I am involved in a number of projects connected with
the Sloan Digital Sky Survey data, since with my previous position
at MPIA (Max-Plank-Institute for Astronomie, Heidelberg, Germany)
and I was a member of the SDSS Group at MPIA and
MPIA is an associate partner in the SDSS collaboration.
These projects are:
(a). The creation of a complete sample of Low Surface Brightness
Galaxies from SDSS images;
(b). The creation of a catalog of Strong Emission Line Galaxies (ELGs)
from SDSS spectra;
(c). A search for new extremely low-metallicity galaxies from SDSS;
(d). Planetary Nebulae in Nearby Galaxies from SDSS data;
(e). A search for tidal tails around known Local Group members;
(f). M31 Halo Project.
My Research Interests:
Galaxies with intense current bursts of star formation
surveys, selection/creation of new samples of HII galaxies,
calculation of chemical element abundances,
search for local young galaxies,
studies of the starburst phenomenon and the environment of HIIs,
Properties and evolution of Low Surface Brightness Galaxies
surveys, selection/creation of new samples,
spatial distribution, chemical evolution.
measurement of the structural
parameters of globular clusters and nearby Milky Way companions
and search for signs of tidal disruption
with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).
Search for new Local Group galaxies.