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 including Pan-STARRS, DES, and Foundation and is the Deputy of one of the WFIRST SN teams and leads the WFIRST Photometric Calibration Group. He currently focuses on analyzing the largest sample of Type Ia Supernovae collected (a follow-up to this: Systematic Uncertainties Associated with the Cosmological Analysis of the First Pan-STARRS1 Type Ia Supernova Sample) and also led the supernova analysis for the recent SH0ES measurement of the Hubble constant (A 2.4% Determination of the Local Value of the Hubble Constant).

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


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "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)
  2. "Forward Global Photometric Calibration of the Dark Energy Survey", arXiv:1706.01542 (Jun 2017)
  3. "The Type Ia Supernova Color–Magnitude Relation and Host Galaxy Dust: A Simple Hierarchical Bayesian Model", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 842, Issue 2, article id. 93, 26 pp. (2017) (Jun 2017)
  4. "Testing ΛCDM at the lowest redshifts with SN Ia and galaxy velocities", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 05, article id. 015 (2017) (May 2017)
  5. "Search for Type Ia supernova NUV-optical subclasses", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 466, Issue 1, p.884-891 (Apr 2017)
  6. "A Search for Kilonovae in the Dark Energy Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 837, Issue 1, article id. 57, 15 pp. (2017) (Mar 2017)
  7. "Simulations of the WFIRST Supernova Survey and Forecasts of Cosmological Constraints", arXiv:1702.01747 (Feb 2017)
  8. "Correcting Type Ia Supernova Distances for Selection Biases and Contamination in Photometrically Identified Samples", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 836, Issue 1, article id. 56, 14 pp. (2017) (Feb 2017)
  9. "Classification of 11 DES supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 9961 (Jan 2017)
  10. "Classification of DES16C3dmp as a SLSN-I by VLT", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 9953 (Jan 2017)
  11. "Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with SOAR", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 9930 (Jan 2017)
  12. "Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with Mayall/KOSMOS", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 9904 (Dec 2016)
  13. "Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with Mayall/KOSMOS", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 9816 (Dec 2016)
  14. "Classification of 17 DES Supernova with OzDES", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 9855 (Dec 2016)
  15. "The Pan-STARRS1 Surveys", arXiv:1612.05560 (Dec 2016)
  16. "The GALEX Time Domain Survey. II. Wavelength-Dependent Variability of Active Galactic Nuclei in the Pan-STARRS1 Medium Deep Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 833, Issue 2, article id. 226, 16 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  17. "Classification of DES16C2nm as a SLSN at z=1.998", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 9700 (Nov 2016)
  18. "SALT spectroscopic classification of PS16fbb (= Gaia16bvg = SN 2016ick) as a type-Ia supernova at maximum light", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 9793 (Nov 2016)
  19. "Spectroscopy of SN 2016hnk (= ATLAS16dpc) with SOAR and SALT: A Peculiar Type-Ia Supernova Similar to PTF09dav", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 9705 (Nov 2016)
  20. "Spectroscopic Classifications of Optical Transients with SOAR", The Astronomer's Telegram, No. 9696 (Nov 2016)

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