Daniel M. Scolnic

Scolnic

Assistant Professor of Physics

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.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Physics

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 120 Science Drive, Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-3201
  • Email Address: daniel.scolnic@duke.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 2013
  • B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007

Research Interests

Cosmology, Supernova.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Department of Energy Early Career Award. Department of Energy. 2021
  • Packard Fellowship. The David and Lucille Packard Foundation. 2019

Courses Taught

  • PHYSICS 133: The Physics of Sports
  • PHYSICS 134: Introduction to Astronomy
  • PHYSICS 142L9D: General Physics II (Discussion)
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 556: Stellar Astrophysics
  • PHYSICS 791: Special Readings

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Meldorf, C; Palmese, A; Brout, D; Chen, R; Scolnic, D; Kelsey, L; Galbany, L; Hartley, WG; Davis, TM; Drlica-Wagner, A; Vincenzi, M; Annis, J; Dixon, M; Graur, O; Lidman, C; Möller, A; Nugent, P; Rose, B; Smith, M; Allam, S; Tucker, DL; Asorey, J; Calcino, J; Carollo, D; Glazebrook, K; Lewis, GF; Taylor, G; Tucker, BE; Kim, AG; Diehl, HT; Aguena, M; Andrade-Oliveira, F; Bacon, D; Bertin, E; Bocquet, S; Brooks, D; Burke, DL; Carretero, J; Carrasco Kind, M; Castander, FJ; Costanzi, M; da Costa, LN; Desai, S; Doel, P; Everett, S; Ferrero, I; Friedel, D; Frieman, J; García-Bellido, J; Gatti, M; Gruen, D; Gschwend, J; Gutierrez, G; Hinton, SR; Hollowood, DL; Honscheid, K; James, DJ; Kuehn, K; March, M; Marshall, JL; Menanteau, F; Miquel, R; Morgan, R; Paz-Chinchón, F; Pereira, MES; Plazas Malagón, AA; Sanchez, E; Scarpine, V; Sevilla-Noarbe, I; Suchyta, E; Tarle, G; Varga, TN, The Dark Energy Survey Supernova Program results: type Ia supernova brightness correlates with host galaxy dust, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 518 no. 2 (2022), pp. 1985-2004 [10.1093/mnras/stac3056] [abs].
  • Pierel, JDR; Jones, DO; Kenworthy, WD; Dai, M; Kessler, R; Ashall, C; Do, A; Peterson, ER; Shappee, BJ; Siebert, MR; Barna, T; Brink, TG; Burke, J; Calamida, A; Camacho-Neves, Y; Jaeger, TD; Filippenko, AV; Foley, RJ; Galbany, L; Fox, OD; Gomez, S; Hiramatsu, D; Hounsell, R; Howell, DA; Jha, SW; Kwok, LA; Pérez-Fournon, I; Poidevin, F; Rest, A; Rubin, D; Scolnic, DM; Shirley, R; Strolger, LG; Tinyanont, S; Wang, Q, SALT3-NIR: Taking the Open-source Type Ia Supernova Model to Longer Wavelengths for Next-generation Cosmological Measurements, The Astrophysical Journal, vol 939 no. 1 (2022) [10.3847/1538-4357/ac93f9] [abs].
  • Dixon, M; Lidman, C; Mould, J; Kelsey, L; Brout, D; Möller, A; Wiseman, P; Sullivan, M; Galbany, L; Davis, TM; Vincenzi, M; Scolnic, D; Lewis, GF; Smith, M; Kessler, R; Duffy, A; Taylor, EN; Flynn, C; Abbott, TMC; Aguena, M; Allam, S; Andrade-Oliveira, F; Annis, J; Asorey, J; Bertin, E; Bocquet, S; Brooks, D; Burke, DL; Carnero Rosell, A; Carollo, D; Carrasco Kind, M; Carretero, J; Costanzi, M; da Costa, LN; Pereira, MES; Doel, P; Everett, S; Ferrero, I; Flaugher, B; Friedel, D; Frieman, J; García-Bellido, J; Gatti, M; Gerdes, DW; Glazebrook, K; Gruen, D; Gschwend, J; Gutierrez, G; Hinton, SR; Hollowood, DL; Honscheid, K; Huterer, D; James, DJ; Kuehn, K; Kuropatkin, N; Malik, U; March, M; Menanteau, F; Miquel, R; Morgan, R; Nichol, B; Ogando, RLC; Palmese, A; Paz-Chinchón, F; Pieres, A; Plazas Malagón, AA; Rodriguez-Monroy, M; Romer, AK; Sanchez, E; Scarpine, V; Sevilla-Noarbe, I; Soares-Santos, M; Suchyta, E; Tarle, G; To, C; Tucker, BE; Tucker, DL; Varga, TN, Using host galaxy spectroscopy to explore systematics in the standardization of Type Ia supernovae, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol 517 no. 3 (2022), pp. 4291-4304 [10.1093/mnras/stac2994] [abs].
  • Carr, A; Davis, TM; Scolnic, D; Said, K; Brout, D; Peterson, ER; Kessler, R, The Pantheon+ analysis: Improving the redshifts and peculiar velocities of Type Ia supernovae used in cosmological analyses, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, vol 39 (2022) [10.1017/pasa.2022.41] [abs].
  • Chen, R; Scolnic, D; Rozo, E; Rykoff, ES; Popovic, B; Kessler, R; Vincenzi, M; Davis, TM; Armstrong, P; Brout, D; Galbany, L; Kelsey, L; Lidman, C; Möller, A; Rose, B; Sako, M; Sullivan, M; Taylor, G; Wiseman, P; Asorey, J; Carr, A; Conselice, C; Kuehn, K; Lewis, GF; Macaulay, E; Rodriguez-Monroy, M; Tucker, BE; Abbott, TMC; Aguena, M; Allam, S; Andrade-Oliveira, F; Annis, J; Bacon, D; Bertin, E; Bocquet, S; Brooks, D; Burke, DL; Carnero Rosell, A; Carrasco Kind, M; Carretero, J; Cawthon, R; Costanzi, M; da Costa, LN; Pereira, MES; Desai, S; Diehl, HT; Doel, P; Everett, S; Ferrero, I; Flaugher, B; Friedel, D; Frieman, J; García-Bellido, J; Gatti, M; Gaztanaga, E; Gruen, D; Hinton, SR; Hollowood, DL; Honscheid, K; James, DJ; Lahav, O; Lima, M; March, M; Menanteau, F; Miquel, R; Morgan, R; Palmese, A; Paz-Chinchón, F; Pieres, A; Plazas Malagón, AA; Prat, J; Romer, AK; Roodman, A; Sanchez, E; Schubnell, M; Serrano, S; Sevilla-Noarbe, I; Smith, M; Soares-Santos, M; Suchyta, E; Tarle, G; Thomas, D; To, C; Tucker, DL; Varga, TN, Measuring Cosmological Parameters with Type Ia Supernovae in redMaGiC Galaxies, The Astrophysical Journal, vol 938 no. 1 (2022) [10.3847/1538-4357/ac8b82] [abs].