Daniel E. Holz

KICP Senior member

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1998
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 834-3306
Location: Acc 213
Email: dholzuchicago.edu
WWW: Web Site
 
Research
Daniel studies the interface of general relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology, focusing on topics ranging from nearby black holes to distant supernovae, and from dark matter to the most massive superclusters of galaxies. He is currently exploring what we will learn about the universe from gravitational wave detectors. In particular, he is studying binary compact objects composed of black holes or neutron stars as powerful electromagnetic and gravitational-wave sources.
 
Students
GRADUATE STUDENTS

 
Currently in Committees
  • Friday Seminar committee (Chair)
  • Early Career Mentoring committee (Chair)

 
KICP Publications
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Characterization of transient noise in Advanced LIGO relevant to gravitational wave signal GW150914", Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 33, Issue 13, article id. 134001 (2016) (Jul 2016)
  2. "Directly comparing GW150914 with numerical solutions of Einstein's equations for binary black hole coalescence", arXiv:1606.01262 (Jun 2016)
  3. "An improved analysis of GW150914 using a fully spin-precessing waveform model", arXiv:1606.01210 (Jun 2016)
  4. "A Dark Energy Camera Search for Missing Supergiants in the LMC after the Advanced LIGO Gravitational-wave Event GW150914", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 823, Issue 2, article id. L34, pp. (2016) (Jun 2016)
  5. "A Dark Energy Camera Search for an Optical Counterpart to the First Advanced LIGO Gravitational Wave Event GW150914", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 823, Issue 2, article id. L33, pp. (2016) (Jun 2016)
  6. "Supplement: The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914", arXiv:1606.03939 (Jun 2016)
  7. "A DECam Search for an Optical Counterpart to the LIGO Gravitational Wave Event GW151226", arXiv:1606.04538 (Jun 2016)
  8. "GW150914: First results from the search for binary black hole coalescence with Advanced LIGO", Physical Review D, Volume 93, Issue 12, id.122003 (Jun 2016)
  9. "Binary Black Hole Mergers in the first Advanced LIGO Observing Run", arXiv:1606.04856 (Jun 2016)
  10. "Search for transient gravitational waves in coincidence with short duration radio transients during 2007-2013", arXiv:1605.01707 (May 2016)
  11. "A First Targeted Search for Gravitational-Wave Bursts from Core-Collapse Supernovae in Data of First-Generation Laser Interferometer Detectors", arXiv:1605.01785 (May 2016)
  12. "Comprehensive All-sky Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the Sixth Science Run LIGO Data", arXiv:1605.03233 (May 2016)
  13. "Supplement: Going the Distance: Mapping Host Galaxies of LIGO and Virgo Sources in Three Dimensions Using Local Cosmography and Targeted Follow-up", arXiv:1605.04242 (May 2016)
  14. "The Sensitivity of the Advanced LIGO Detectors at the Beginning of Gravitational Wave Astronomy", arXiv:1604.00439 (Apr 2016)
  15. "GW150914: The Advanced LIGO Detectors in the Era of First Discoveries", Physical Review Letters, Volume 116, Issue 13, id.131103 (Apr 2016)
  16. "GW150914: Implications for the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Binary Black Holes", Physical Review Letters, Volume 116, Issue 13, id.131102 (Apr 2016)
  17. "Supplement: Localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914", arXiv:1604.07864 (Apr 2016)
  18. "Cosmic Variance in the Nanohertz Gravitational Wave Background", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 819, Issue 2, article id. 163, 12 pp. (2016) (Mar 2016)
  19. "Compact Binary Merger Rates: Comparison with LIGO/Virgo Upper Limits", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 819, Issue 2, article id. 108, 27 pp. (2016) (Mar 2016)
  20. "Going the Distance: Mapping Host Galaxies of LIGO and Virgo Sources in Three Dimensions Using Local Cosmography and Targeted Follow-up", arXiv:1603.07333 (Mar 2016)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Rate and Followup of Advanced LIGO-Virgo Events", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.405.04 (Jan 2016)
  2. "Astrophysical sources of gravitational waves and electromagnetic counterparts", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #225, id.322.04 (Jan 2015)
  3. "A Numerical Calculation of the Gravitational Wave Signal in the Low Frequency Regime Produced by Binary Supermassive Black Holes", American Astronomical Society, HEAD meeting #14, id.113.05 (Aug 2014)
  4. "GRB beaming and gravitational-wave observations", American Physical Society, APS April Meeting 2013, April 13-16, 2013, abstract #Q10.009 (Apr 2013)
  5. "Investigating Massive Stars and Their Evolution with Gravitational Waves", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, id.#155.09 (Jan 2013)

 
Visitors
Past Visitors:
  1. Michele Vallisneri, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2015)
  2. Douglas Finkbeiner, Harvard University (2014)
  3. Tom Murphy, UCSD (2013)
  4. John Beacom, Ohio State University (2012)
  5. Keith Bechtol, Stanford / SLAC / KIPAC (2012)
  6. Laura Cadonati, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2012)
  7. Michal Dominik, Warsaw University (2012)
  8. William Kinney, Univ. at Buffalo, SUNY (2012)
  9. rachel somerville, Rutgers University (2012)
  10. Risa Wechsler, Stanford University (2012)