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

Kessler, R., et al. “THE DIFFERENCE IMAGING PIPELINE for the TRANSIENT SEARCH in the DARK ENERGY SURVEY.” Astronomical Journal, vol. 150, no. 6, Dec. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-6256/150/6/172. Full Text

Rodney, S. A., et al. “Two SNe Ia at redshift ∼2: Improved classification and redshift determination with medium-band infrared imaging.” Astronomical Journal, vol. 150, no. 5, Nov. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-6256/150/5/156. Full Text

Yuan, F., et al. “OzDES multifibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: First-year operation and results.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 452, no. 3, Oct. 2015, pp. 3047–63. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stv1507. Full Text

Jones, D. O., et al. “Reconsidering the effects of local star formation on type Ia supernova cosmology.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 812, no. 1, Oct. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/812/1/31. Full Text

Rodney, S. A., et al. “Illuminating a dark lens: A type ia supernova magnified by the frontier fields galaxy cluster abell 2744.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 811, no. 1, Sept. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/811/1/70. Full Text

Lunnan, R., et al. “Zooming in on the progenitors of superluminous supernovae with the HST.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 804, no. 2, May 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/804/2/90. Full Text

Gezari, S., et al. “Galex detection of shock breakout in type IIP supernova PS1-13arp: Implications for the progenitor star wind.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 804, no. 1, May 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/804/1/28. Full Text

Kumar, S., et al. “Selection of burst-like transients and stochastic variables using multi-band image differencing in the pan-starrs1 medium-deep survey.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 802, no. 1, Mar. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/802/1/27. Full Text

Kelly, Patrick L., et al. “Astrophysics. Multiple images of a highly magnified supernova formed by an early-type cluster galaxy lens.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 347, no. 6226, Mar. 2015, pp. 1123–26. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.aaa3350. Full Text

McCrum, M., et al. “Selecting superluminous supernovae in faint galaxies from the first year of the Pan-STARRS1 medium deep survey.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 448, no. 2, Jan. 2015, pp. 1206–31. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stv034. Full Text