Daniel M. Scolnic

Daniel M. Scolnic

Assistant Professor of Physics

Overview

Lead Type Ia SN cosmology studies for Pan-STARRS, DES, LSST and WFIRST.  Work on new image analysis techniques and finding optical counterparts to gravitational waves.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University 2013

  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2007

Crocce, M, Ross, AJ, Sevilla-Noarbe, I, Gaztanaga, E, Elvin-Poole, J, Avila, S, Alarcon, A, Chan, KC, Banik, N, Carretero, J, Sanchez, E, Hartley, WG, Sánchez, C, Giannantonio, T, Rosenfeld, R, Salvador, AI, Garcia-Fernandez, M, García-Bellido, J, Abbott, TMC, Abdalla, FB, Allam, S, Annis, J, Bechtol, K, Benoit-Lévy, A, Bernstein, GM, Bernstein, RA, Bertin, E, Brooks, D, Buckley-Geer, E, Rosell, AC, Kind, MC, Castander, FJ, Cawthon, R, Cunha, CE, D’Andrea, CB, da Costa, LN, Davis, C, De Vicente, J, Desai, S, Diehl, HT, Doel, P, Drlica-Wagner, A, Eifler, TF, Fosalba, P, Frieman, J, Gerdes, DW, Gruen, D, Gruendl, RA, Gschwend, J, Gutierrez, G, Hollowood, D, Honscheid, K, Jain, B, James, DJ, Krause, E, Kuehn, K, Kuhlmann, S, Kuropatkin, N, Lahav, O, Lima, M, Maia, MAG, Marshall, JL, Martini, P, Menanteau, F, Miller, CJ, Miquel, R, Nichol, RC, Percival, WJ, Plazas, AA, Sako, M, Scarpine, V, Schindler, R, Scolnic, D, Sheldon, E, Smith, M, Smith, RC, Soares-Santos, M, Sobreira, F, Suchyta, E, Swanson, MEC, Tarle, G, Thomas, D, Tucker, DL, Vikram, V, Walker, AR, Yanny, B, and Zhang, Y. "Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: galaxy sample for BAO measurement." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 482.2 (January 11, 2019): 2807-2822. Full Text

Dimitriadis, G, Foley, RJ, Rest, A, Kasen, D, Piro, AL, Polin, A, Jones, DO, Villar, A, Narayan, G, Coulter, DA, Kilpatrick, CD, Pan, YC, Rojas-Bravo, C, Fox, OD, Jha, SW, Nugent, PE, Riess, AG, Scolnic, D, Drout, MR, Barentsen, G, Dotson, J, Gully-Santiago, M, Hedges, C, Cody, AM, Barclay, T, Howell, S, Garnavich, P, Tucker, BE, Shaya, E, Mushotzky, R, Olling, RP, Margheim, S, Zenteno, A, Coughlin, J, Cleve, JEV, De Miranda Cardoso, JV, Larson, KA, McCalmont-Everton, KM, Peterson, CA, Ross, SE, Reedy, LH, Osborne, D, McGinn, C, Kohnert, L, Migliorini, L, Wheaton, A, Spencer, B, Labonde, C, Castillo, G, Beerman, G, Steward, K, Hanley, M, Larsen, R, Gangopadhyay, R, Kloetzel, R, Weschler, T, Nystrom, V, Moffatt, J, Redick, M, Griest, K, Packard, M, Muszynski, M, Kampmeier, J, Bjella, R, Flynn, S, Elsaesser, B, Chambers, KC, Flewelling, HA, Huber, ME, Magnier, EA, Waters, CZ, Schultz, ASB, Bulger, J, Lowe, TB, Willman, M, Smartt, SJ, Smith, KW, Points, S, Strampelli, GM, Brimacombe, J, Chen, P, Muñoz, JA, Mutel, RL, and Shields, J. "K2 Observations of SN 2018oh Reveal a Two-component Rising Light Curve for a Type Ia Supernova." Astrophysical Journal Letters 870.1 (January 1, 2019). Full Text

Jones, DO, Riess, AG, Scolnic, DM, Pan, YC, Johnson, E, Coulter, DA, Dettman, KG, Foley, MM, Foley, RJ, Huber, ME, Jha, SW, Kilpatrick, CD, Kirshner, RP, Rest, A, Schultz, ASB, and Siebert, MR. "Should Type Ia Supernova Distances Be Corrected for Their Local Environments?." Astrophysical Journal 867.2 (November 10, 2018). Full Text

Pierel, JDR, Rodney, S, Avelino, A, Bianco, F, Filippenko, AV, Foley, RJ, Friedman, A, Hicken, M, Hounsell, R, Jha, SW, Kessler, R, Kirshner, RP, Mandel, K, Narayan, G, Scolnic, D, and Strolger, L. "Extending supernova spectral templates for next-generation space telescope observations." Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 130.993 (November 1, 2018). Full Text

Hounsell, R, Scolnic, D, Foley, RJ, Kessler, R, Miranda, V, Avelino, A, Bohlin, RC, Filippenko, AV, Frieman, J, Jha, SW, Kelly, PL, Kirshner, RP, Mandel, K, Rest, A, Riess, AG, Rodney, SA, and Strolger, L. "Simulations of the WFIRST Supernova Survey and Forecasts of Cosmological Constraints." Astrophysical Journal 867.1 (November 1, 2018). Full Text

Abbott, TMC, Abdalla, FB, Allam, S, Amara, A, Annis, J, Asorey, J, Avila, S, Ballester, O, Banerji, M, Barkhouse, W, Baruah, L, Baumer, M, Bechtol, K, Becker, MR, Benoit-Lévy, A, Bernstein, GM, Bertin, E, Blazek, J, Bocquet, S, Brooks, D, Brout, D, Buckley-Geer, E, Burke, DL, Busti, V, Campisano, R, Cardiel-Sas, L, Rosell, AC, Kind, MC, Carretero, J, Castander, FJ, Cawthon, R, Chang, C, Chen, X, Conselice, C, Costa, G, Crocce, M, Cunha, CE, D'Andrea, CB, Costa, LND, Das, R, Daues, G, Davis, TM, Davis, C, Vicente, JD, Depoy, DL, Derose, J, Desai, S, Diehl, HT, Dietrich, JP, Dodelson, S, Doel, P, Drlica-Wagner, A, Eifler, TF, Elliott, AE, Evrard, AE, Farahi, A, Neto, AF, Fernandez, E, Finley, DA, Flaugher, B, Foley, RJ, Fosalba, P, Friedel, DN, Frieman, J, Garcia-Bellido, J, Gaztanaga, E, Gerdes, DW, Giannantonio, T, and Gill, MSS. "The Dark Energy Survey: Data Release 1." Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series 239.2 (September 1, 2018). Full Text

Abbott, TMC, Abdalla, FB, Alarcon, A, Aleksić, J, Allam, S, Allen, S, Amara, A, Annis, J, Asorey, J, Avila, S, Bacon, D, Balbinot, E, Banerji, M, Banik, N, Barkhouse, W, Baumer, M, Baxter, E, Bechtol, K, Becker, MR, Benoit-Lévy, A, Benson, BA, Bernstein, GM, Bertin, E, Blazek, J, Bridle, SL, Brooks, D, Brout, D, Buckley-Geer, E, Burke, DL, Busha, MT, Campos, A, Capozzi, D, Carnero Rosell, A, Carrasco Kind, M, Carretero, J, Castander, FJ, Cawthon, R, Chang, C, Chen, N, Childress, M, Choi, A, Conselice, C, Crittenden, R, Crocce, M, Cunha, CE, D'Andrea, CB, Da Costa, LN, Das, R, Davis, TM, Davis, C, De Vicente, J, Depoy, DL, Derose, J, Desai, S, Diehl, HT, Dietrich, JP, Dodelson, S, Doel, P, Drlica-Wagner, A, Eifler, TF, Elliott, AE, Elsner, F, Elvin-Poole, J, Estrada, J, Evrard, AE, Fang, Y, Fernandez, E, Ferté, A, Finley, DA, Flaugher, B, Fosalba, P, Friedrich, O, Frieman, J, García-Bellido, J, and Garcia-Fernandez, M. "Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: Cosmological constraints from galaxy clustering and weak lensing." Physical Review D 98.4 (August 15, 2018). Full Text

Goobar, A, Dhawan, S, and Scolnic, D. "The cosmic transparency measured with Type Ia supernovae: implications for intergalactic dust." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters 477.1 (June 11, 2018): L75-L79. Full Text

Scolnic, DM, Jones, DO, Rest, A, Pan, YC, Chornock, R, Foley, RJ, Huber, ME, Kessler, R, Narayan, G, Riess, AG, Rodney, S, Berger, E, Brout, DJ, Challis, PJ, Drout, M, Finkbeiner, D, Lunnan, R, Kirshner, RP, Sanders, NE, Schlafly, E, Smartt, S, Stubbs, CW, Tonry, J, Wood-Vasey, WM, Foley, M, Hand, J, Johnson, E, Burgett, WS, Chambers, KC, Draper, PW, Hodapp, KW, Kaiser, N, Kudritzki, RP, Magnier, EA, Metcalfe, N, Bresolin, F, Gall, E, Kotak, R, McCrum, M, and Smith, KW. "The Complete Light-curve Sample of Spectroscopically Confirmed SNe Ia from Pan-STARRS1 and Cosmological Constraints from the Combined Pantheon Sample." Astrophysical Journal 859.2 (June 1, 2018). Full Text

Cowperthwaite, PS, Berger, E, Rest, A, Chornock, R, Scolnic, DM, Williams, PKG, Fong, W, Drout, MR, Foley, RJ, Margutti, R, Lunnan, R, Metzger, BD, and Quataert, E. "An Empirical Study of Contamination in Deep, Rapid, and Wide-field Optical Follow-up of Gravitational Wave Events." Astrophysical Journal 858.1 (May 1, 2018). Full Text

Pages

Diehl, HT, Neilsen, E, Gruendl, RA, Abbott, TMC, Allam, S, Alvarez, O, Annis, J, Balbinot, E, Bhargava, S, Bechtol, K, Bernstein, GM, Bhatawdekar, R, Bocquet, S, Brout, D, Capasso, R, Cawthon, R, Chang, C, Cook, E, Conselice, CJ, Cruz, J, D’Andrea, C, Da Costa, L, Das, R, DePoy, DL, Drlica-Wagner, A, Elliott, A, Everett, SW, Frieman, J, Fausti Neto, A, Ferté, A, Friswell, I, Furnell, KE, Gelman, L, Gerdes, DW, Gill, MSS, Goldstein, DA, Gruen, D, Gulledge, DJ, Hamilton, S, Hollowood, D, Honscheid, K, James, DJ, Johnson, MD, Johnson, MWG, Kent, S, Kessler, R, Khullar, G, Kovacs, E, Kremin, A, Kron, R, Kuropatkin, N, Lasker, J, Lathrop, A, Li, TS, Manera, M, March, M, Marshall, JL, Medford, M, Menanteau, F, Mohammed, I, Monroy, MR, Moraes, B, Morganson, EP, Muir, J, Murphy, M, Nord, B, Pace, AB, Palmese, A, Park, Y, Paz-Chinchón, F, Pereira, MES, Petravick, D, Plazas, AA, Poh, J, Prochaska, T, Reil, K, Romer, AK, Roodman, A, Sako, M, Sauseda, M, Scolnic, D, and Secco, LF. "The Dark Energy Survey and operations: Years 4 and 5." January 1, 2018. Full Text