Sami Dib's Web Page


Marie-Curie Research Fellow

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 a Marie-Curie Research fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Prior to that I have 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 my 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 (2007)

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.