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

Selected Grants

Research in High Energy Physics at Duke University awarded by Department of Energy (Co Investigator). 2013 to 2020

Abbott, T. M. C., et al. “Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: Constraints on extended cosmological models from galaxy clustering and weak lensing.” Physical Review D, vol. 99, no. 12, June 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.123505. Full Text

MacAulay, E., et al. “First cosmological results using Type Ia supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Measurement of the Hubble constant.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 486, no. 2, June 2019, pp. 2184–96. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stz978. Full Text

Hemmati, S., et al. “Photometric Redshift Calibration Requirements for WFIRST Weak-lensing Cosmology: Predictions from CANDELS.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 877, no. 2, June 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab1be5. Full Text

Hinton, S. R., et al. “Steve: A Hierarchical Bayesian Model for Supernova Cosmology.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 876, no. 1, May 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab13a3. Full Text

Kessler, R., et al. “First cosmology results using Type Ia supernova from the Dark Energy Survey: Simulations to correct supernova distance biases.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 485, no. 1, May 2019, pp. 1171–87. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stz463. Full Text

Abbott, T. M. C., et al. “Cosmological Constraints from Multiple Probes in the Dark Energy Survey..” Physical Review Letters, vol. 122, no. 17, May 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.122.171301. Full Text

Brownsberger, S. R., et al. “Constraining Temporal Oscillations of Cosmological Parameters Using SNe Ia.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 875, no. 1, Apr. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab0c09. Full Text

Brout, D., et al. “First Cosmology Results Using SNe Ia from the Dark Energy Survey: Analysis, Systematic Uncertainties, and Validation.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 874, no. 2, Apr. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab08a0. Full Text

Cowperthwaite, P. S., et al. “LSST Target-of-opportunity Observations of Gravitational-wave Events: Essential and Efficient.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 874, no. 1, Mar. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab07b6. Full Text

Brout, D., et al. “First Cosmology Results Using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Photometric Pipeline and Light-curve Data Release.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 874, no. 1, Mar. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab06c1. Full Text

Pages

Diehl, H. T., et al. “The Dark Energy Survey and operations: Years 4 and 5.” Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 10704, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2312113. Full Text