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

Lasker, J, Kessler, R, Scolnic, D, Brout, D, Burke, DL, D’Andrea, CB, Davis, TM, Hinton, SR, Kim, AG, Li, TS, Lidman, C, Macaulay, E, Möller, A, Rykoff, ES, Sako, M, Smith, M, Sullivan, M, Swann, E, Tucker, BE, Wester, W, Bassett, BA, Abbott, TMC, Allam, S, Annis, J, Avila, S, Bechtol, K, Bertin, E, Brooks, D, Carnero Rosell, A, Carrasco Kind, M, Carretero, J, Castander, FJ, Calcino, J, Carollo, D, da Costa, LN, Davis, C, De Vicente, J, Diehl, HT, Doel, P, Drlica-Wagner, A, Flaugher, B, Frieman, J, García-Bellido, J, Gaztanaga, E, Gruen, D, Gruendl, RA, Gschwend, J, Gutierrez, G, Hollowood, DL, Honscheid, K, Hoormann, JK, James, DJ, Kent, S, Krause, E, Kron, R, Kuehn, K, Kuropatkin, N, Lima, M, Maia, MAG, Marshall, JL, Martini, P, Menanteau, F, Miller, CJ, Miquel, R, Plazas, AA, Sanchez, E, Scarpine, V, Sevilla-Noarbe, I, Smith, RC, Soares-Santos, M, Sobreira, F, Suchyta, E, Swanson, MEC, Tarle, G, Tucker, DL, and Walker, AR. "First cosmology results using Type IA supernovae from the dark energy survey: effects of chromatic corrections to supernova photometry on measurements of cosmological parameters(Published online)." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 485.4 (June 1, 2019): 5329-5344. Full Text

Kessler, R, Brout, D, D’Andrea, CB, Davis, TM, Hinton, SR, Kim, AG, Lasker, J, Lidman, C, Macaulay, E, Möller, A, Sako, M, Scolnic, D, Smith, M, Sullivan, M, Zhang, B, Andersen, P, Asorey, J, Avelino, A, Calcino, J, Carollo, D, Challis, P, Childress, M, Clocchiatti, A, Crawford, S, Filippenko, AV, Foley, RJ, Glazebrook, K, Hoormann, JK, Kasai, E, Kirshner, RP, Lewis, GF, Mandel, KS, March, M, Morganson, E, Muthukrishna, D, Nugent, P, Pan, Y-C, Sommer, NE, Swann, E, Thomas, RC, Tucker, BE, Uddin, SA, Abbott, TMC, Allam, S, Annis, J, Avila, S, Banerji, M, Bechtol, K, Bertin, E, Brooks, D, Buckley-Geer, E, Burke, DL, Carnero Rosell, A, Carrasco Kind, M, Carretero, J, Castander, FJ, Crocce, M, da Costa, LN, Davis, C, De Vicente, J, Desai, S, Diehl, HT, Doel, P, Eifler, TF, Flaugher, B, Fosalba, P, Frieman, J, García-Bellido, J, Gaztanaga, E, Gerdes, DW, Gruen, D, Gruendl, RA, Gutierrez, G, Hartley, WG, Hollowood, DL, Honscheid, K, James, DJ, Johnson, MWG, Johnson, MD, Krause, E, Kuehn, K, Kuropatkin, N, Lahav, O, Li, TS, Lima, M, Marshall, JL, Martini, P, Menanteau, F, Miller, CJ, Miquel, R, Nord, B, Plazas, AA, Roodman, A, Sanchez, E, Scarpine, V, Schindler, R, Schubnell, M, Serrano, S, Sevilla-Noarbe, I, Soares-Santos, M, Sobreira, F, Suchyta, E, Tarle, G, Thomas, D, Walker, AR, and Zhang, Y. "First cosmology results using Type Ia supernova from the Dark Energy Survey: simulations to correct supernova distance biases(Published online)." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 485.1 (May 1, 2019): 1171-1187. Full Text

Feeney, SM, Peiris, HV, Williamson, AR, Nissanke, SM, Mortlock, DJ, Alsing, J, and Scolnic, D. "Prospects for Resolving the Hubble Constant Tension with Standard Sirens." Physical Review Letters 122.6 (February 2019): 061105-null. Full Text

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

Wang, Y, Robberto, M, Dickinson, M, Hillenbrand, LA, Fraser, W, Behroozi, P, Brinchmann, J, Chuang, C-H, Cimatti, A, Content, R, Daddi, E, Ferguson, HC, Hirata, C, Hudson, MJ, Kirkpatrick, JD, Orsi, A, Ryan, R, Shapley, A, Ballardini, M, Barkhouser, R, Bartlett, J, Benjamin, R, Chary, R, Conroy, C, Donahue, M, Doré, O, Eisenhardt, P, Glazebrook, K, Helou, G, Malhotra, S, Moscardini, L, Newman, JA, Ninkov, Z, Ressler, M, Rhoads, J, Rhodes, J, Scolnic, D, Smee, S, Valentino, F, and Wechsler, RH. "ATLAS probe: Breakthrough science of galaxy evolution, cosmology, Milky Way, and the Solar System." Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 36 (2019). Full Text

Abbott, TMC, Allam, S, Andersen, P, Angus, C, Asorey, J, Avelino, A, Avila, S, Bassett, BA, Bechtol, K, Bernstein, GM, Bertin, E, Brooks, D, Brout, D, Brown, P, Burke, DL, Calcino, J, Rosell, AC, Carollo, D, Carrasco Kind, M, Carretero, J, Casas, R, Castander, FJ, Cawthon, R, Challis, P, Childress, M, Clocchiatti, A, Cunha, CE, D'Andrea, CB, Da Costa, LN, Davis, C, Davis, TM, De Vicente, J, Depoy, DL, Desai, S, Diehl, HT, Doel, P, Drlica-Wagner, A, Eifler, TF, Evrard, AE, Fernandez, E, Filippenko, AV, Finley, DA, Flaugher, B, Foley, RJ, Fosalba, P, Frieman, J, Galbany, L, García-Bellido, J, Gaztanaga, E, Giannantonio, T, Glazebrook, K, Goldstein, DA, González-Gaitán, S, Gruen, D, Gruendl, RA, Gschwend, J, Gupta, RR, Gutierrez, G, Hartley, WG, Hinton, SR, Hollowood, DL, Honscheid, K, Hoormann, JK, Hoyle, B, James, DJ, Jeltema, T, Johnson, MWG, Johnson, MD, Kasai, E, Kent, S, Kessler, R, Kim, AG, and Kirshner, RP. "First Cosmology Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Constraints on Cosmological Parameters." Astrophysical Journal Letters 872.2 (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

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