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

Villar, V. A., et al. “Supernova Photometric Classification Pipelines Trained on Spectroscopically Classified Supernovae from the Pan-STARRS1 Medium-deep Survey.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 884, no. 1, Oct. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab418c. Full Text

Morgan, R., et al. “A DECam Search for Explosive Optical Transients Associated with IceCube Neutrino Alerts.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 883, no. 2, Oct. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab3a45. Full Text

Feinstein, A. D., et al. “Eleanor: An open-source tool for extracting light curves from the TESS full-frame images.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 131, no. 1003, Sept. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1538-3873/ab291c. Full Text

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, p. 171301. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.122.171301. Full Text