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
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Forward Global Photometric Calibration of the Dark Energy Survey", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 155, Issue 1, article id. 41, 24 pp. (2018) (Jan 2018)
  2. "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)
  3. "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)
  4. "The Dark Energy Survey Data Release 1", arXiv:1801.03181 (Jan 2018)
  5. "Classification of 2 DES supernova by NTT", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11151 (Jan 2018)
  6. "Classification of 5 DES supernova by Magellan", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11150 (Jan 2018)
  7. "Classification of 13 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11148 (Jan 2018)
  8. "Classification of 26 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11147 (Jan 2018)
  9. "Classification of 25 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 11146 (Jan 2018)
  10. "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)
  11. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Galaxy Sample for BAO Measurement", arXiv:1712.06211 (Dec 2017)
  12. "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)
  13. "A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant", Nature, Volume 551, Issue 7678, pp. 85-88 (2017) (Nov 2017)
  14. "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)
  15. "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)
  16. "Measuring Dark Energy Properties with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae. II. Cosmological Parameters", arXiv:1710.00846 (Oct 2017)
  17. "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)
  18. "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)
  19. "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)
  20. "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)

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)