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

Jones, D. O., et al. “Measuring the Properties of Dark Energy with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae. I. Systematic Uncertainty from Core-collapse Supernova Contamination.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 843, no. 1, July 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa767b. Full Text

Mandel, K. S., et al. “The Type Ia Supernova Color-Magnitude Relation and Host Galaxy Dust: A Simple Hierarchical Bayesian Model.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 842, no. 2, June 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa6038. Full Text

Huterer, D., et al. “Testing Λ CDM at the lowest redshifts with SN Ia and galaxy velocities.” Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, vol. 2017, no. 5, May 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/05/015. Full Text

Scolnic, D. “Relative photometric calibration of optical surveys.” Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 12, no. 4, Apr. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/04/C04021. Full Text

Calamida, A., et al. “The Not so Simple Globular Cluster ω Cen. I. Spatial Distribution of the Multiple Stellar Populations.” Astronomical Journal, vol. 153, no. 4, Apr. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-3881/aa6397. Full Text

Doctor, Z., et al. “A Search for Kilonovae in the Dark Energy Survey.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 837, no. 1, Mar. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa5d09. Full Text

Kessler, R., and D. Scolnic. “Correcting Type Ia Supernova Distances for Selection Biases and Contamination in Photometrically Identified Samples.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 836, no. 1, Feb. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/836/1/56. Full Text

Abbott, B. P., et al. “Multi-messenger observations of a binary neutron star merger.” Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 848, no. 2, Jan. 2017. Scopus, doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aa91c9. Full Text

Cinabro, D., et al. “Search for Type Ia supernova NUV-optical subclasses.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 466, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 884–91. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stw3109. Full Text

Hung, T., et al. “THE GALEX TIME DOMAIN SURVEY. II. WAVELENGTH-DEPENDENT VARIABILITY of ACTIVE GALACTIC NUCLEI in the PAN-STARRS1 MEDIUM DEEP SURVEY.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 833, no. 2, Dec. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/833/2/226. Full Text