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

Chornock, R., et al. “PS1-10afx at z = 1.388: Pan-STARRS1 discovery of a new type of superluminous supernova.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 767, no. 2, Apr. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/767/2/162. Full Text

Gezari, S., et al. “An ultraviolet-optical flare from the tidal disruption of a helium-rich stellar core.Nature, vol. 485, no. 7397, May 2012, pp. 217–20. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nature10990. Full Text

Narayan, G., et al. “Displaying the heterogeneity of the SN 2002cx-like subclass of type Ia supernovae with observations of the Pan-STARRS-1 discovered SN 2009ku.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 731, no. 1 PART II, Apr. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1088/2041-8205/731/1/L11. Full Text

Scolnic, D. M., et al. “Optical cross-correlation filters: An economical approach for identifying SNe ia and estimating their redshifts.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 706, no. 1, Jan. 2009, pp. 94–107. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/706/1/94. Full Text

Koekemoer, Anton M., et al. An Ultra Deep Field survey with WFIRST.

Abbott, T. M. C., et al. “Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Cosmological constraints from cluster abundances and weak lensing.” Physical Review D, vol. 102, no. 2, American Physical Society (APS). Crossref, doi:10.1103/physrevd.102.023509. Full Text Open Access Copy