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
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.

Currently in Committees
  • Fellowship committee
  • Early Career Mentoring committee (Chair)

KICP Publications
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Prospects for Observing and Localizing Gravitational-Wave Transients with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo", Living Reviews in Relativity, Volume 19, Issue 1, article id. 1, 39 pp (Dec 2016)
  2. "Search for Gravitational Waves Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts During the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run and Implications for the Origin of GRB 150906B", arXiv:1611.07947 (Nov 2016)
  3. "Effects of waveform model systematics on the interpretation of GW150914", arXiv:1611.07531 (Nov 2016)
  4. "A Search for Kilonovae in the Dark Energy Survey", arXiv:1611.08052 (Nov 2016)
  5. "Improved Analysis of GW150914 Using a Fully Spin-Precessing Waveform Model", Physical Review X, Volume 6, Issue 4, id.041014 (Oct 2016)
  6. "The effect of pair-instability mass loss on black-hole mergers", Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 594, id.A97, 10 pp (Oct 2016)
  7. "Supplement: “Going the Distance: Mapping Host Galaxies of LIGO and Virgo Sources in Three Dimensions Using Local Cosmography and Targeted Follow-up” (2016, ApJL, 829, L15)", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 226, Issue 1, article id. 10, 8 pp. (2016) (Sep 2016)
  8. "Supplement: “Localization and Broadband Follow-up of the Gravitational-wave Transient GW150914” (2016, ApJL, 826, L13)", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 225, Issue 1, article id. 8, 15 pp. (2016) (Jul 2016)
  9. "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)
  10. "Search for continuous gravitational waves from neutron stars in globular cluster NGC 6544", arXiv:1607.02216 (Jul 2016)
  11. "Upper limits on the rates of binary neutron star and neutron-star--black-hole mergers from Advanced LIGO's first observing run", arXiv:1607.07456 (Jul 2016)
  12. "Observational Selection Effects with Ground-based Gravitational Wave Detectors", arXiv:1608.00164 (Jul 2016)
  13. "Exploring the Sensitivity of Next Generation Gravitational Wave Detectors", arXiv:1607.08697 (Jul 2016)
  14. "Directly comparing GW150914 with numerical solutions of Einstein's equations for binary black hole coalescence", arXiv:1606.01262 (Jun 2016)
  15. "Supplement: The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914", arXiv:1606.03939 (Jun 2016)
  16. "GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence", Physical Review Letters, Volume 116, Issue 24, id.241103 (Jun 2016)
  17. "Tests of General Relativity with GW150914", Physical Review Letters, Volume 116, Issue 22, id.221101 (Jun 2016)
  18. "Observing gravitational-wave transient GW150914 with minimal assumptions", Physical Review D, Volume 93, Issue 12, id.122004 (Jun 2016)
  19. "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)
  20. "GW150914: The Advanced LIGO Detectors in the Era of First Discoveries", Physical Review Letters, Volume 116, Issue 13, id.131103 (Apr 2016)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Predicting binary merger event rates for advanced LIGO/Virgo", APS April Meeting 2016, abstract #X14.001 (Mar 2016)
  2. "Optimizing the use of 3D information for Electromagnetic Follow-up of Advanced LIGO-Virgo Events", APS April Meeting 2016, abstract #M14.008 (Mar 2016)
  3. "Rate and Followup of Advanced LIGO-Virgo Events", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.405.04 (Jan 2016)
  4. "Optimizing low latency LIGO-Virgo localization", APS April Meeting 2015, abstract #S2.006 (Apr 2015)
  5. "Astrophysical sources of gravitational waves and electromagnetic counterparts", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #225, id.322.04 (Jan 2015)
  6. "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)
  7. "The Loudest Gravitational Wave Events", APS April Meeting 2014, abstract #C15.001 (Mar 2014)
  8. "GRB beaming and gravitational-wave observations", American Physical Society, APS April Meeting 2013, April 13-16, 2013, abstract #Q10.009 (Apr 2013)
  9. "Investigating Massive Stars and Their Evolution with Gravitational Waves", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #221, id.#155.09 (Jan 2013)

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)