Daniel M. Scolnic

Daniel M. Scolnic

Assistant Professor of Physics

Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708


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

Wang, Y., et al. “ATLAS probe: Breakthrough science of galaxy evolution, cosmology, Milky Way, and the Solar System.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Jan. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1017/pasa.2019.5. Full Text

Abbott, T. M. C., et al. “First Cosmology Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Constraints on Cosmological Parameters.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 872, no. 2, Jan. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/ab04fa. Full Text

Dimitriadis, G., et al. “K2 Observations of SN 2018oh Reveal a Two-component Rising Light Curve for a Type Ia Supernova.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 870, no. 1, Jan. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aaedb0. Full Text

Katebi, R., et al. “PS1-13cbe: The rapid transition of a Seyfert 2 to a Seyfert 1.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 487, no. 3, Jan. 2019, pp. 4057–70. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stz1552. Full Text

Jones, D. O., et al. “Should Type Ia Supernova Distances Be Corrected for Their Local Environments?Astrophysical Journal, vol. 867, no. 2, Nov. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aae2b9. Full Text

Pierel, J. D. R., et al. “Extending supernova spectral templates for next-generation space telescope observations.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 130, no. 993, Nov. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1538-3873/aadb7a. Full Text

Hounsell, R., et al. “Simulations of the WFIRST Supernova Survey and Forecasts of Cosmological Constraints.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 867, no. 1, Nov. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aac08b. Full Text

Abbott, T. M. C., et al. “The Dark Energy Survey: Data Release 1.” Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, vol. 239, no. 2, Sept. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4365/aae9f0. Full Text

Abbott, T. M. C., et al. “Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: Cosmological constraints from galaxy clustering and weak lensing.” Physical Review D, vol. 98, no. 4, Aug. 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.043526. Full Text

Goobar, Ariel, et al. “The cosmic transparency measured with Type Ia supernovae: implications for intergalactic dust.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, vol. 477, no. 1, Oxford University Press (OUP), June 2018, pp. L75–79. Crossref, doi:10.1093/mnrasl/sly053. Full Text