Sami Dib's Web Page


Assistant Professor
Universidad de Atacama
Adjunct Researcher
Niels Bohr Institute


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 an Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Atacama, Copiapo, Chile, and I spend (a lot of) time as a an adjunct researcher at the Niels Bohr International Academy 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 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)

Conference: Special Session at EWASS 2017

I am organizing a Special Session at EWASS 2017
"Understanding the environmental dependence of stars formation: The importance of Big Data"  Prague, June 26-30, 2017.


There are several Postdoctoral fellowships available through various schemes in Chile. If you are interested, please get in touch.