Dr Sami Dib
s.dib@ null imperial.ac.uk
Fax: +44 (0)20 759 47772
Imperial College London, Astrophysics, Blackett Laboratory, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2AZ, UK
I use theory and numerical simulations to study questions related to the processes of 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
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 ?
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 &
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.
12 Mar 30 Apr 2013: visiting the Max-Planck-Institut for Astronomy, Heidelberg
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)