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

Nicholl, M., et al. “Corrigendum: Slowly fading super-luminous supernovae that are not pair-instability explosions..” Nature, vol. 539, no. 7630, Nov. 2016. 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

Cowperthwaite, P. S., et al. “A DECAM SEARCH for AN OPTICAL COUNTERPART to the LIGO GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE EVENT GW151226.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 826, no. 2, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8205/826/2/L29. Full Text

Abbott, B. P., et al. “Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 826, no. 1, July 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8205/826/1/L13. Full Text

Riess, A. G., et al. “A 2.4% DETERMINATION of the LOCAL VALUE of the HUBBLE CONSTANT.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 826, no. 1, July 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0004-637X/826/1/56. Full Text

Abbott, B. P., et al. “SUPPLEMENT: "LOCALIZATION and BROADBAND FOLLOW-UP of the GRAVITATIONAL-WAVE TRANSIENT GW150914" (2016, ApJL, 826, L13).” Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, vol. 225, no. 1, July 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0067-0049/225/1/8. Full Text

Li, T. S., et al. “ASSESSMENT of SYSTEMATIC CHROMATIC ERRORS THAT IMPACT SUB-1% PHOTOMETRIC PRECISION in LARGE-AREA SKY SURVEYS.” Astronomical Journal, vol. 151, no. 6, June 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0004-6256/151/6/157. Full Text

Soares-Santos, M., et al. “A DARK ENERGY CAMERA SEARCH for AN OPTICAL COUNTERPART to the FIRST ADVANCED LIGO GRAVITATIONAL WAVE EVENT GW150914.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 823, no. 2, June 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8205/823/2/L33. Full Text

Scolnic, D., and R. Kessler. “MEASURING TYPE IA SUPERNOVA POPULATIONS of STRETCH and COLOR and PREDICTING DISTANCE BIASES.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 822, no. 2, May 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8205/822/2/L35. Full Text

Wolf, R. C., et al. “SDSS-II SUPERNOVA SURVEY: AN ANALYSIS of the LARGEST SAMPLE of TYPE IA SUPERNOVAE and CORRELATIONS with HOST-GALAXY SPECTRAL PROPERTIES.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 821, no. 2, Apr. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0004-637X/821/2/115. Full Text