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

Gupta, R. R., et al. “HOST GALAXY IDENTIFICATION for SUPERNOVA SURVEYS.” Astronomical Journal, vol. 152, no. 6, Dec. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0004-6256/152/6/154. Full Text

Lunnan, R., et al. “PS1-14bj: A hydrogen-poor superluminous supernova with a long rise and slow decay.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 831, no. 2, Nov. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0004-637X/831/2/144. Full Text

Nicholl, M., et al. “Corrigendum: Slowly fading super-luminous supernovae that are not pair-instability explosions.Nature, vol. 539, no. 7630, Nov. 2016, p. 598. 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