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
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: galaxy sample for BAO measurement", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 482, Issue 2, p.2807-2822 (Jan 2019)
  2. "Target of Opportunity Observations of Gravitational Wave Events with LSST", arXiv:1812.04051 (Dec 2018)
  3. "The Dark Energy Survey: Data Release 1", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 239, Issue 2, article id. 18, 25 pp. (2018) (Dec 2018)
  4. "Simulations of the WFIRST Supernova Survey and Forecasts of Cosmological Constraints", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 867, Issue 1, article id. 23, 34 pp. (2018) (Nov 2018)
  5. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: A Precise H0 Estimate from DES Y1, BAO, and D/H Data", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 480, Issue 3, p.3879-3888 (Nov 2018)
  6. "First Cosmology Results Using Type Ia Supernovae From the Dark Energy Survey: Survey Overview and Supernova Spectroscopy", arXiv:1811.09565 (Nov 2018)
  7. "Should Type Ia Supernova Distances Be Corrected for Their Local Environments?", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 867, Issue 2, article id. 108, 14 pp. (2018) (Nov 2018)
  8. "Cosmological Constraints from Multiple Probes in the Dark Energy Survey", arXiv:1811.02375 (Nov 2018)
  9. "Steve: A hierarchical Bayesian model for Supernova Cosmology", arXiv:1811.02381 (Nov 2018)
  10. "First Cosmology Results Using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Effects of Chromatic Corrections to Supernova Photometry on Measurements of Cosmological Parameters", arXiv:1811.02380 (Nov 2018)
  11. "First Cosmology Results using Type Ia Supernova from the Dark Energy Survey: Simulations to Correct Supernova Distance Biases", arXiv:1811.02379 (Nov 2018)
  12. "First Cosmology Results Using Type Ia Supernovae From the Dark Energy Survey: Photometric Pipeline and Light Curve Data Release", arXiv:1811.02378 (Nov 2018)
  13. "First Cosmology Results Using Type Ia Supernovae From the Dark Energy Survey: Analysis, Systematic Uncertainties, and Validation", arXiv:1811.02377 (Nov 2018)
  14. "First Cosmological Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Measurement of the Hubble Constant", arXiv:1811.02376 (Nov 2018)
  15. "First Cosmology Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Constraints on Cosmological Parameters", arXiv:1811.02374 (Nov 2018)
  16. "Extending Supernova Spectral Templates for Next-generation Space Telescope Observations", Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 130, Issue 993, pp. 114504 (2018) (Nov 2018)
  17. "First Cosmology Results using Type Ia Supernovae from the Dark Energy Survey: Constraints on Cosmological Parameters", arXiv:1811.02374 (Nov 2018)
  18. "The Foundation Supernova Survey: Measuring Cosmological Parameters with Supernovae from a Single Telescope", arXiv:1811.09286 (Nov 2018)
  19. "K2 Observations of SN 2018oh Reveal a Two-Component Rising Light Curve for a Type Ia Supernova", arXiv:1811.10061 (Nov 2018)
  20. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Constraints on Extended Cosmological Models from Galaxy Clustering and Weak Lensing", arXiv:1810.02499 (Oct 2018)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Dark energy survey operations: years 4 and 5", Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 10704, id. 107040D 18 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  2. "Supernova Cosmology Without Spectroscopy", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id. 258.12 (Jan 2018)
  3. "Measuring Cosmological Parameters with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id. 308.06 (Jan 2018)
  4. "Confronting Alternative Cosmological Models with the Highest-Redshift Type Ia Supernovae", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id. 438.04 (Jan 2018)
  5. "WFIRST WFI Calibration Requirements", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id. 355.45 (Jan 2018)
  6. "WFIRST: Science from the Guest Investigator and Parallel Observation Programs", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id. 354.07 (Jan 2018)
  7. "Finding Exoplanets Using Point Spread Function Photometry on Kepler Data", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #231, id. 246.09 (Jan 2018)
  8. "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)
  9. "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)
  10. "Decontaminating Cosmology: Towards Measuring Dark Energy with Photometrically Classified Pan-STARRS Supernovae", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.115.03 (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)