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

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

Rodney, S. A., et al. “Erratum: Two SNe Ia at redshift ∼2: Improved classification and redshift determination with medium-band infrared imaging (Astronomical Journal (2015) 150 (156)).” Astronomical Journal, vol. 151, no. 2, Feb. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.3847/0004-6256/151/2/47. Full Text

Scolnic, D., et al. “SUPERCAL: CROSS-CALIBRATION of MULTIPLE PHOTOMETRIC SYSTEMS to IMPROVE COSMOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS with TYPE Ia SUPERNOVAE.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 815, no. 2, Dec. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/815/2/117. Full Text

Kessler, R., et al. “THE DIFFERENCE IMAGING PIPELINE for the TRANSIENT SEARCH in the DARK ENERGY SURVEY.” Astronomical Journal, vol. 150, no. 6, Dec. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-6256/150/6/172. Full Text

Rodney, S. A., et al. “Two SNe Ia at redshift ∼2: Improved classification and redshift determination with medium-band infrared imaging.” Astronomical Journal, vol. 150, no. 5, Nov. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-6256/150/5/156. Full Text

Yuan, F., et al. “OzDES multifibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: First-year operation and results.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 452, no. 3, Oct. 2015, pp. 3047–63. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stv1507. Full Text

Jones, D. O., et al. “Reconsidering the effects of local star formation on type Ia supernova cosmology.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 812, no. 1, Oct. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/812/1/31. Full Text

Rodney, S. A., et al. “Illuminating a dark lens: A type ia supernova magnified by the frontier fields galaxy cluster abell 2744.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 811, no. 1, Sept. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/811/1/70. Full Text

Lunnan, R., et al. “Zooming in on the progenitors of superluminous supernovae with the HST.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 804, no. 2, May 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/804/2/90. Full Text