Lina Necib joined the Carnegie Observatories in 2020. She works on using Galactic dynamics to understand the properties of dark matter. She has combined cosmological simulations, stellar catalogs, machine learning techniques, and a background of particle physics to build the first map of dark matter in the Milky Way.
Necib obtained a Ph.D. in particle physics from MIT, focusing on building dark matter models and improving experimental reach. In 2017, she joined Caltech as a Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Fellow.