Daniel Scolnic

KICP Fellow

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 2013
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-9751
Location: ERC 431
Email: dscolnickicp.uchicago.edu
 
Research
Dan is a current KICP and Hubble Fellow and uses Type Ia Supernovae to measure cosmological parameters including dark energy and the current expansion rate of the universe. Dan leads several efforts for large transient surveys. He recently released the most precise measurements of dark energy to date ("The Complete Light-curve Sample of Spectroscopically Confirmed Type Ia Supernovae from Pan-STARRS1 and Cosmological Constraints from The Combined Pantheon Sample") and led the SN analysis for the SH0ES measurement of the Hubble constant ("A 2.4% Determination of the Local Value of the Hubble Constant"). Dan is the Deputy-PI of one of the WFIRST SN teams and is co-lead of the WFIRST Photometric Calibration Group. Dan is also the co-Chair of the LSST Survey Strategy Task Force and co-PI of The Foundation SN Survey. Furthermore, Dan is interested in finding and analyzing the optical counterparts to gravitational wave events and using them to measure the Hubble constant ("Improved constraints on H0 from a combined analysis of gravitational-wave and electromagnetic emission from GW170817").

Ongoing Scientific Projects:
 
KICP Publications
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "OzDES multifibre spectroscopy for the Dark Energy Survey: 3-yr results and first data release", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 472, Issue 1, p.273-288 (Nov 2017)
  2. "A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant", Nature, Volume 551, Issue 7678, pp. 85-88 (2017) (Nov 2017)
  3. "Evidence for Dynamically Driven Formation of the GW170817 Neutron Star Binary in NGC 4993", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 849, Issue 2, article id. L34, 8 pp. (2017) (Nov 2017)
  4. "How Many Kilonovae Can Be Found in Past, Present, and Future Survey Datasets?", arXiv:1710.05845 (Oct 2017)
  5. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L17, 10 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  6. "Measuring Dark Energy Properties with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae. II. Cosmological Parameters", arXiv:1710.00846 (Oct 2017)
  7. "The Complete Light-curve Sample of Spectroscopically Confirmed Type Ia Supernovae from Pan-STARRS1 and Cosmological Constraints from The Combined Pantheon Sample", arXiv:1710.00845 (Oct 2017)
  8. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. I. Discovery of the Optical Counterpart Using the Dark Energy Camera", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L16, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  9. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. IV. Detection of Near-infrared Signatures of r-process Nucleosynthesis with Gemini-South", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L19, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  10. "Improved constraints on H0 from a combined analysis of gravitational-wave and electromagnetic emission from GW170817", arXiv:1710.06426 (Oct 2017)
  11. "Evidence for Dynamically Driven Formation of the GW170817 Neutron Star Binary in NGC 4993", arXiv:1710.06748 (Oct 2017)
  12. "Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L12, 59 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  13. "Classification of 10 DES supernova by Magellan", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 10913 (Oct 2017)
  14. "Classification of 17 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 10759 (Sep 2017)
  15. "Classification of 17 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 10759 (Sep 2017)
  16. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Cosmological Constraints from Galaxy Clustering and Weak Lensing", arXiv:1708.01530 (Aug 2017)
  17. "Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with Mayall/KOSMOS", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 10654 (Aug 2017)
  18. "Hydrogen-Poor Superluminous Supernovae from the Pan-STARRS1 Medium Deep Survey", arXiv:1708.01619 (Aug 2017)
  19. "Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with Mayall/KOSMOS", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 10654 (Aug 2017)
  20. "Measuring the Properties of Dark Energy with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae. I. Systematic Uncertainty from Core-collapse Supernova Contamination", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 843, Issue 1, article id. 6, 23 pp. (2017) (Jul 2017)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Creation of a Unified Set of Core-Collapse Supernovae for Training of Photometric Classifiers", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.434.05 (Jan 2017)
  2. "Decontaminating Cosmology: Towards Measuring Dark Energy with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.115.03 (Jan 2017)
  3. "The WFIRST Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.406.07 (Jan 2017)
  4. "Simulating Type 1a Supernova Populations Using Host Mass Information", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.342.06 (Jan 2017)
  5. "Calibration and Simulation of the Foundation Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.341.12 (Jan 2017)
  6. "New Cosmology Results from The Pan-STARRS Type Ia Supernova Sample", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.341.09 (Jan 2017)
  7. "The Type Ia Supernova Color-Magnitude Relation and Host Galaxy Dust: A Simple Hierarchical Bayesian Model", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.308.03 (Jan 2017)
  8. "Constraints on Cosmological Parameters from the PS1 Spectroscopic SNIa Sample", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.307.06 (Jan 2016)
  9. "Early Results from the DES SN Survey", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.221.05 (Jan 2016)
  10. "Reconsidering the Effects of Local Star Formation On Type Ia Supernova Cosmology", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.139.08 (Jan 2016)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Dillon Brout, University of Pennsylvania (2017)
  2. Graeme Addison, Johns Hopkins University (2016)
  3. Rest Armin, STScI (2016)
  4. Rebekah Hounsell, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (2016)
  5. Lauren Pearce, University of Minnesota & Valpariaso (2016)
  6. Elisabeth Krause, KIPAC, Stanford (2015)
  7. Steve Rodney, University of South Carolina (2015)
  8. David Jones, Johns Hopkins University (2014)