Dr Sami Dib

Visiting Researcher

s.dib@ null imperial.ac.uk

Fax: +44 (0)20 759 47772
Room , Level
Imperial College London, Astrophysics, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK

MY Research


Star formation in molecular clouds and the origin of turbulent motions in interstellar gas. Some

problems I have worked on so far include:


  • Supernova driven turbulence
  • Signatures of the scales of energy injection in the interstellar medium
  • The origin of the dense molecular cloud cores mass function
  • The origin of the initial stellar mass function and it potential universality
  • Instabilities in interstellar gas
  • Distances to nearby molecular clouds


MY Publications                                                      

They can be accessed via the SAO/NASA's ADS


2001-2002: CCD Photometry, at the MPIA, Heidelberg. You can access the tutorial I prepared

                  on the subject here.

2011-2012: tutorials for 3rd and 4th year Physics students (preparation

                  of comprehensive exams) 

2012-2013: tutorials for 2nd year Physics students (Quantum mechanics, Statistics)


WHAT's New ?

Nov 2014: Paper "Magnetic field structure around cores with very low luminosity

                  objects" accepted in A&A

03-07 Nov 2014: I have organised the meeting "The Early Life of Stellar Clusters: Formation

                           and Dynamics", in Copenhagen.

10 Oct 2014: The results from my research on the IMF highlighted in Science.

Jul 2014: Paper "Testing the universality of the IMF with bayesian statistics"accepted

                 in MNRAS

Jul 2014: Paper on star clusters in NGC 7538 accepted to MNRAS

01 Mar 2014 Marie Curie Fellow (IEF) at NBI & STARPLAN, Copenhagen

Sep  2013: Paper on "Feedback regulated star formation: II. dual constraints on the SFE

                 and the age spread of stars in massive clusters" accepted in MNRAS.

Aug  2012: Paper on "The role of Shear in Star Formation" accepted in the Astrophysical Journal.

Mar  2012: Paper on "Dynamical friction in an isentropic gas" accepted in Astrophysics &

                 Space Science

Dec  2011: Paper on "Distances to dense cores that contain very low luminosity objects" appeared

                 in Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Oct  2011: Awarded a Santander Mobility Award.

Sep 2011: Astronomy Without A Telescope: Star Formation Laws. An article about our recent work

                on the star formation laws in galaxies by Steve Nerlich.

Aug 2011: Paper on "Feedback-regulated Star Formation: Implications for the Kennicutt-Schmidt

                Law" appeared in ApJ Letters.



22 Nov 2014-06 Jan 2015: visitng the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, Heidelberg

03-07 Nov 2014: The Early Life of Stellar Clusters: Formation and Dynamics, Copenhagen

08-12 Sep 2014: Galactic and Extragalactic Star Formation, Marseille

17-19 Sep 2014: Krome School, Goettingen

11-12 Aug 2014: Workshop on Chemical Evolution, DARK cosmology centre, Copenhagen

04-08 Aug 2014: Non-ideal MHD in Protoplanetary Disks, Copenhagen

12 May-13 Jun 2014: The Physics of Star Formation Feedback, KITP, Santa Barbara

05- 09 May 2014: ARI, Heidelberg

24 Mar 2014: ARI, Heidelberg

10-21 Feb 2014: visiting NBI & STARPLAN, Copenhagen

01-06 Feb 2014: STARPLAN winter retreat, Bormio

21 Jun 2013-28 Feb 2014 : Astronomisches-Rechen Institut, Heidelberg

12 Mar-31 May 2013: visiting the Max-Planck-Institut for Astronomy

11       Mar 2013: seminar at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, Heidelberg

06-07  Mar 2013: visiting the University Observatory Hamburg

25-27  Feb 2013: visiting the Institute of Astronomy, National Tsing Hua University

18-22  Feb 2013: Magellanic Cloud Star Formation, Lorentz Center, Leiden

11-15  Feb 2013: visiting the Institut de Ciencies del Cosmos, Barcelona

31 Jul-03 Aug 2012: Galactic Scale Star Formation: Observations meet Theory", Heidelberg

01-06  Jul  2012: EPoS 2012 meeting, Ringberg.

27-29  Jun 2012: visiting the Argelander Institut fuer Astronomie, U. of Bonn

18-22  Jun 2012: Labyrinth of star formation conference, Crete

     07  Jun 2012: seminar at the Astrophysics Group, U. of Bristol (AG)

27-29  Mar 2012: NAM 2012 meeting, Manchester

     01  Feb 2012: seminar at Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL)

     11  Jan 2012: seminar at Astrophysics and Space Research Group, U. of Birmingham (ASR)