The bride, 30, is a director at DCI Group, a public affairs firm in Washington. She graduated from McGill University and received a master’s degree in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University.
Her father is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Niagara Falls, Ontario; his perform is managed by the bride’s mother. He is also the chief of dental medicine for the Niagara Health System in St. Catharines, Ontario; a clinical instructor in dentistry at the University of Toronto; and a lecturer in dentistry at the McMaster University, School of Medicine in Hamilton, Ontario.
The groom, 28, anticipates receiving a doctoral degree in astrophysics from Johns Hopkins in September. He is studying accelerating expansion of the universe in an attempt to describe dark energy, the material that physicists consider make up approximately 70 percent of the universe. His research is conducted in Baltimore for the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, a program at the Haleakala Observatory in Hawaii financed by the Air Force, with the mission of finding asteroids on a collision course with Earth. Mr. Scolnic graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Last year, he was recognized by the governor of Maryland as a volunteer mentor of young refugees in Baltimore.
His mother is a social worker at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and provides support for heart-transplant patients. His father, the spiritual leader at Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden, is the author of “If the Egyptians Drowned in the Red Sea, Where are Pharaoh’s Chariots?” and other books. He is also an adjunct professor of Judaic studies at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.