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

Calamida, A., et al. “The Not so Simple Globular Cluster ω Cen. I. Spatial Distribution of the Multiple Stellar Populations.” Astronomical Journal, vol. 153, no. 4, Apr. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-3881/aa6397. Full Text

Doctor, Z., et al. “A Search for Kilonovae in the Dark Energy Survey.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 837, no. 1, Mar. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa5d09. Full Text

Kessler, R., and D. Scolnic. “Correcting Type Ia Supernova Distances for Selection Biases and Contamination in Photometrically Identified Samples.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 836, no. 1, Feb. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/836/1/56. Full Text

Abbott, B. P., et al. “Multi-messenger observations of a binary neutron star merger.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 848, no. 2, Jan. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aa91c9. Full Text

Cinabro, D., et al. “Search for Type Ia supernova NUV-optical subclasses.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 466, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 884–91. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stw3109. Full Text

Hung, T., et al. “THE GALEX TIME DOMAIN SURVEY. II. WAVELENGTH-DEPENDENT VARIABILITY of ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI in the PAN-STARRS1 MEDIUM DEEP SURVEY.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 833, no. 2, Dec. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/833/2/226. Full Text

Gupta, R. R., et al. “HOST GALAXY IDENTIFICATION for SUPERNOVA SURVEYS.” Astronomical Journal, vol. 152, no. 6, Dec. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0004-6256/152/6/154. Full Text

Lunnan, R., et al. “PS1-14bj: A hydrogen-poor superluminous supernova with a long rise and slow decay.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 831, no. 2, Nov. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0004-637X/831/2/144. Full Text

Nicholl, M., et al. “Corrigendum: Slowly fading super-luminous supernovae that are not pair-instability explosions.Nature, vol. 539, no. 7630, Nov. 2016, p. 598. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nature19850. Full Text

Nord, B., et al. “OBSERVATION and CONFIRMATION of SIX STRONG-LENSING SYSTEMS in the DARK ENERGY SURVEY SCIENCE VERIFICATION DATA.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 827, no. 1, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0004-637X/827/1/51. Full Text