About me

I’m an astrophysicist at FINCA and University of Oulu. The focus of my research to date has been on the study of the physics of accretion disсs and the evolution of close interacting binary stars such as cataclysmic variables (CVs) and low mass X-ray binaries (LMXBs). In my research, I have mostly been basing on observations, but also I am interested in the observational techniques, methodology development and astrophysical modelling. My tools are spectroscopy, high-speed photometry, and time series analysis techniques. In addition, though I have previously worked mostly in the optical, I have also recently started in a new direction, in which I try to tackle similar problems associated with the interpretation of X-ray, UV and infrared data.

Research Interests

  • Interacting binary stars (Cataclysmic variables and Low Mass X-ray Binaries)
  • Accretion discs
  • Time series analysis
  • Image processing, data analysis
  • Computational astrophysics

 

Key/recent publications

  • Kajava J. J. E., Veledina A., Tsygankov S., Neustroev V.: “The origin of seed photons for Comptonization in the black hole binary Swift J1753.5–0127”, 2016, A&A, V. 591, A66 (16 pages) [arXiv:1603.08796]
  • Neustroev V., Zharikov S., Borisov N.: “Voracious vortexes in cataclysmic variables – A multi-epoch tomographic study of HT Cassiopeia”, 2016, A&A, V. 586, A10 (15 pages) [arXiv:1506.04753]
  • Kato T., …, Neustroev V., et al.: “Survey of Period Variations of Superhumps in SU UMa-Type Dwarf Novae. VII: The seventh year (2014–2015)”, 2015, PASJ, V. 67, id.105 (110 pages)
  • Neustroev V., Veledina A., Poutanen J., Zharikov S., Tsygankov S., Sjoberg G., Kajava J. J. E.: “Spectroscopic evidence for a low-mass black hole in SWIFT J1753.5-0127”, 2014, MNRAS, V. 445, pp. 2424-2439 [arXiv:1409.4423]
  • Kato T., …, Neustroev V., et al.: “Survey of Period Variations of Superhumps in SU UMa-Type Dwarf Novae. VI: The Sixth Year (2013-2014)”, 2014, PASJ, V. 66, id.9071 (71 pages)
  • Neustroev V.V., Tovmassian G.H., Zharikov S.V., Sjoberg G.: “Steps towards a solution of the FS Aurigae puzzle – II. Confirmation of the intermediate polar status”, 2013, MNRAS, V. 432, pp. 2596-2614
  • Acharya B.S., Actis M., Aghajani T., …, Neustroev V., et al.: “Introducing the CTA concept”, 2013, Astroparticle Physics, V. 43, pp. 3-18
  • Feroci, M., …, Neustroev V., et al.: “The Large Observatory for X-ray Timing (LOFT)”, 2012, Experimental Astronomy, V. 34, pp. 415-444
  • Neustroev V., Suleimanov V., et al.: “Dark spot, Spiral waves and the SW Sex behaviour: it is all about UX Ursae Majoris”, 2011, MNRAS, V. 410, pp. 963-977
  • Aviles, A., Zharikov, S., …, Neustroev V., et al.: “SDSS J123813.73 – 033933.0: A Cataclysmic Variable Evolved Beyond the Period Minimum”, 2010, ApJ, V. 711, pp. 389-398.
  • Zharikov S.V., Tovmassian G.H., Neustroev V., et al.: “Cyclic brightening in the short-period WZ Sge-type cataclysmic variable SDSS J080434.20+510349.2”, 2008, A&A, V. 486, pp. 505-509.
  • Tovmassian G.H., Zharikov S.V., Neustroev V.V., Evidence of Precession of the White Dwarf in Cataclysmic Variables, 2007, ApJ, 655, 466
  • Golden A., …, Neustroev V., et al.: “High speed phase-resolved 2-d UBV photometry of the Crab pulsar”, 2000, A&A, V.363, pp.617-628
  • Shearer A., …, Neustroev V., et al.: “Possible pulsed optical emission from Geminga”, 1998, A&A., V.335, L21-L24
  • Shearer A., …, Neustroev V., et al.: “Pulsed Optical Emission from PSR 0656+14”, 1997, Aph.J., V. 487, L181-L184

 

Recent MAGIC publications

  • Ahnen M.L., …, Neustroev V., et al. (the MAGIC Collaboration): “Limits to dark matter annihilation cross-section from a combined analysis of MAGIC and Fermi-LAT observations of dwarf satellite galaxies”, 2016, JCAP, Issue 02, ID 039 (arXiv:1601.06590)
  • Ansoldi S., …, Neustroev V., et al. (the MAGIC Collaboration): “Teraelectronvolt pulsed emission from the Crab pulsar detected by MAGIC”, 2016, A&A, 585, ID A133 (6 pages, arXiv:1510.07048)
  • Aleksić J., …, Neustroev V., et al. (the MAGIC Collaboration): “The major upgrade of the MAGIC telescopes, Part I: The hardware improvements and the commissioning of the system”, 2016, APh, 72, 61 (15 pages, arXiv:1409.6073)
  • Aleksić J., …, Neustroev V., et al. (the MAGIC Collaboration): “The major upgrade of the MAGIC telescopes, Part II: A performance study using observations of the Crab Nebula”, 2016, APh, 72, 76 (19 pages, arXiv:1409.5594)
  • Aleksić J., …, Neustroev V., et al. (the MAGIC Collaboration): “Measurement of the Crab Nebula spectrum over three decades in energy with the MAGIC telescopes”, 2015, JHEAp, 5, 30 (9 pages)
  • Aleksić J., …, Neustroev V., et al. (the MAGIC Collaboration): “MAGIC detection of short-term variability of the high-peaked BL Lac object 1ES 0806+524”, 2015, MNRAS, 451, pp. 739-750 (12 pages)
  • Aleksić J., …, Neustroev V., et al. (the MAGIC Collaboration): “Probing the very high energy γ-ray spectral curvature in the blazar PG 1553+113 with the MAGIC telescopes”, 2015, MNRAS, 450, 4399-4410 (12 pages)
  • Aleksić J., …, Neustroev V., et al. (the MAGIC Collaboration): “MAGIC observations of MWC 656, the only known Be/BH system”, 2015, A&A, 576, id: A36, (5 pages)