Daniel M. 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
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Measuring Dark Energy Properties with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae. II. Cosmological Parameters", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 857, Issue 1, article id. 51, 27 pp. (2018) (Apr 2018)
  2. "The cosmic transparency measured with Type Ia supernovae: implications for intergalactic dust", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, Advance Access (Apr 2018)
  3. "The Foundation Supernova Survey: motivation, design, implementation, and first data release", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 475, Issue 1, p.193-219 (Mar 2018)
  4. "Transient Classification Report for 2018-03-22", Transient Name Server Classification Report, No. 2018-383 (Mar 2018)
  5. "Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with SOAR", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11463 (Mar 2018)
  6. "The cosmic transparency measured with Type Ia supernovae: implications for intergalactic dust", arXiv:1803.08592 (Mar 2018)
  7. "Transient Classification Report for 2018-02-08", Transient Name Server Classification Report, No. 2018-182 (Feb 2018)
  8. "Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with SOAR", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11276 (Feb 2018)
  9. "ATLAS Probe: Breakthrough Science of Galaxy Evolution, Cosmology, Milky Way, and the Solar System", arXiv:1802.01539 (Feb 2018)
  10. "Type Ia Supernova Distances at Redshift >1.5 from the Hubble Space Telescope Multi-cycle Treasury Programs: The Early Expansion Rate", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 853, Issue 2, article id. 126, 15 pp. (2018) (Feb 2018)
  11. "Forward Global Photometric Calibration of the Dark Energy Survey", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 155, Issue 1, article id. 41, 24 pp. (2018) (Jan 2018)
  12. "How Many Kilonovae Can Be Found in Past, Present, and Future Survey Data Sets?", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 852, Issue 1, article id. L3, 7 pp. (2018) (Jan 2018)
  13. "Hydrogen-poor Superluminous Supernovae from the Pan-STARRS1 Medium Deep Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 852, Issue 2, article id. 81, 16 pp. (2018) (Jan 2018)
  14. "The Dark Energy Survey Data Release 1", arXiv:1801.03181 (Jan 2018)
  15. "Classification of 2 DES supernova by NTT", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11151 (Jan 2018)
  16. "Classification of 5 DES supernova by Magellan", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11150 (Jan 2018)
  17. "Classification of 13 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11148 (Jan 2018)
  18. "Classification of 26 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11147 (Jan 2018)
  19. "Classification of 25 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11146 (Jan 2018)
  20. "Improved Constraints on H 0 from a Combined Analysis of Gravitational-wave and Electromagnetic Emission from GW170817", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 851, Issue 2, article id. L36, 7 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Supernova Cosmology Without Spectroscopy", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id.#258.12 (Jan 2018)
  2. "Measuring Cosmological Parameters with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id.#308.06 (Jan 2018)
  3. "Confronting Alternative Cosmological Models with the Highest-Redshift Type Ia Supernovae", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id.#438.04 (Jan 2018)
  4. "WFIRST WFI Calibration Requirements", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id.#355.45 (Jan 2018)
  5. "WFIRST: Science from the Guest Investigator and Parallel Observation Programs", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id.#354.07 (Jan 2018)
  6. "Finding Exoplanets Using Point Spread Function Photometry on Kepler Data", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id.#246.09 (Jan 2018)
  7. "Using PS1 and Type Ia Supernovae To Make Most Precise Measurement of Dark Energy To Date", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id.#102.05 (Jan 2018)
  8. "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)
  9. "Decontaminating Cosmology: Towards Measuring Dark Energy with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.115.03 (Jan 2017)
  10. "The WFIRST Supernova Survey", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.406.07 (Jan 2017)

 
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)