Sami M. Dib

Adjunct Researcher
Niels Bohr Institute

Research Scientist
Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy


I am a theoretical astrophysicist working on various aspects of star formation in galaxies and the physics of the interstellar medium. I am currently employed as a research scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg. I am also an adjunct researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Prior to that, I was a Marie-Curie research Fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute and worked at Imperial College London, the CEA in Saclay, the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. I did my research work  for my Ph.D at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg and obtained the Ph.D degree from the University of Heidelberg.

Research highlights  
Extended law of sta
r formation: in our new paper, we show how the star formation rate in galactic disks depends on the local properties of the gas such as the surface density, velocity dispersion, and scaling laws of turbulence, but also on the surface density and velocity dispersion of stars. More details can be found in Dib, Hony, Blanc (2017)


I am organizing the conference

               "Zooming in on Star Formation"

to be held in the city of Nafplio, Greece in the week 10-14 June, 2019. The preliminary program has now been published. Poster contributions are still accepted until May 15, 2019.