Daniel M. Scolnic

Daniel M. Scolnic

Assistant Professor of Physics

Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708

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

Abbott, T. M. C., et al. “Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: A Precise H0 Estimate from DES Y1, BAO, and D/H Data.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 480, no. 3, Jan. 2018, pp. 3879–88. Scopus, doi:10.1093/MNRAS/STY1939. Full Text

Guidorzi, C., et al. “Improved Constraints on H 0 from a Combined Analysis of Gravitational-wave and Electromagnetic Emission from GW170817.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 851, no. 2, Dec. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aaa009. Full Text

Palmese, A., et al. “Evidence for Dynamically Driven Formation of the GW170817 Neutron Star Binary in NGC 4993.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 849, no. 2, Nov. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aa9660. Full Text

Childress, M. J., et al. “OzDES multifibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: 3-yr results and first data release.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 472, no. 1, Nov. 2017, pp. 273–88. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stx1872. Full Text

LIGO Scientific Collaboration and The Virgo Collaboration, J., et al. “A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant..” Nature, vol. 551, no. 7678, Nov. 2017, pp. 85–88. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nature24471. Full Text

Chornock, R., et al. “The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. IV. Detection of Near-infrared Signatures of r-process Nucleosynthesis with Gemini-South.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 848, no. 2, Oct. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aa905c. Full Text

Soares-Santos, M., et al. “The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. I. Discovery of the Optical Counterpart Using the Dark Energy Camera.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 848, no. 2, Oct. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aa9059. Full Text

Cowperthwaite, P. S., et al. “The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 848, no. 2, Oct. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aa8fc7. Full Text

Jones, D. O., et al. “Measuring the Properties of Dark Energy with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae. I. Systematic Uncertainty from Core-collapse Supernova Contamination.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 843, no. 1, July 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa767b. Full Text

Mandel, K. S., et al. “The Type Ia Supernova Color-Magnitude Relation and Host Galaxy Dust: A Simple Hierarchical Bayesian Model.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 842, no. 2, June 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa6038. Full Text

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