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

Gezari, S., et al. “Galex detection of shock breakout in type IIP supernova PS1-13arp: Implications for the progenitor star wind.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 804, no. 1, May 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/804/1/28. Full Text

Kumar, S., et al. “Selection of burst-like transients and stochastic variables using multi-band image differencing in the pan-starrs1 medium-deep survey.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 802, no. 1, Mar. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/802/1/27. Full Text

Kelly, Patrick L., et al. “Astrophysics. Multiple images of a highly magnified supernova formed by an early-type cluster galaxy lens.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 347, no. 6226, Mar. 2015, pp. 1123–26. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.aaa3350. Full Text

McCrum, M., et al. “Selecting superluminous supernovae in faint galaxies from the first year of the Pan-STARRS1 medium deep survey.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 448, no. 2, Jan. 2015, pp. 1206–31. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stv034. Full Text

Scolnic, D., et al. “Systematic uncertainties associated with the cosmological analysis of the first PAN-STARRS1 type Ia supernova sample.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 795, no. 1, Nov. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/795/1/45. Full Text

Rest, A., et al. “Cosmological constraints from measurements of type Ia supernovae discovered during the first 1.5 yr of the Pan-STARRS1 survey.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 795, no. 1, Nov. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/795/1/44. Full Text

Drout, M. R., et al. “Rapidly evolving and luminous transients from Pan-STARRS1.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 794, no. 1, Oct. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/794/1/23. Full Text

Lunnan, R., et al. “Hydrogen-poor superluminous supernovae and long-duration gamma-ray bursts have similar host galaxies.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 787, no. 2, June 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/787/2/138. Full Text

Scolnic, D. M., et al. “Color dispersion and milky-way-like reddening among type Ia supernovae.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 780, no. 1, Jan. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/780/1/37. Full Text

Chornock, R., et al. “The ultraviolet-bright, slowly declining transient PS1-11af as a partial tidal disruption event.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 780, no. 1, Jan. 2014. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/780/1/44. Full Text