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

Popovic, B., et al. “Assessment of Systematic Uncertainties in the Cosmological Analysis of the SDSS Supernovae Photometric Sample.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 890, no. 2, Feb. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab6deb. Full Text

Huang, C. D., et al. “Hubble Space Telescope Observations of Mira Variables in the SN Ia Host NGC 1559: An Alternative Candle to Measure the Hubble Constant.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 889, no. 1, Jan. 2020. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab5dbd. Full Text

Villar, V. A., et al. “Supernova Photometric Classification Pipelines Trained on Spectroscopically Classified Supernovae from the Pan-STARRS1 Medium-deep Survey.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 884, no. 1, Oct. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab418c. Full Text

Morgan, R., et al. “A DECam Search for Explosive Optical Transients Associated with IceCube Neutrino Alerts.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 883, no. 2, Oct. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab3a45. Full Text

Feinstein, A. D., et al. “Eleanor: An open-source tool for extracting light curves from the TESS full-frame images.” Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 131, no. 1003, Sept. 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1538-3873/ab291c. Full Text

Abbott, T. M. C., et al. “Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: Constraints on extended cosmological models from galaxy clustering and weak lensing.” Physical Review D, vol. 99, no. 12, June 2019. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.99.123505. Full Text

MacAulay, E., et al. “First cosmological results using Type Ia supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Measurement of the Hubble constant.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 486, no. 2, June 2019, pp. 2184–96. Scopus, doi:10.1093/mnras/stz978. Full Text

Hemmati, S., et al. “Photometric Redshift Calibration Requirements for WFIRST Weak-lensing Cosmology: Predictions from CANDELS.” Astrophysical Journal, vol. 877, no. 2, June 2019. Scopus, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab1be5. Full Text

Dore, Olivier, et al. “WFIRST: The Essential Cosmology Space Observatory for the Coming Decade.” \Baas, vol. 51, May 2019, pp. 341–341.