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
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Latest Journal Publications
  1. "First search for gravitational waves from known pulsars with Advanced LIGO", arXiv:1701.07709 (Jan 2017)
  2. "Observational Selection Effects with Ground-based Gravitational Wave Detectors", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 835, Issue 1, article id. 31, 12 pp. (2017) (Jan 2017)
  3. "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)
  4. "Upper Limits on the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", arXiv:1612.02029 (Dec 2016)
  5. "Directional limits on persistent gravitational waves from Advanced LIGO's first observing run", arXiv:1612.02030 (Dec 2016)
  6. "Upper Limits on the Rates of Binary Neutron Star and Neutron Star-Black Hole Mergers from Advanced LIGO’s First Observing Run", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 832, Issue 2, article id. L21, 15 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  7. "Finding the One: Identifying the Host Galaxies of Gravitational-Wave Sources", arXiv:1612.01471 (Dec 2016)
  8. "Supplement: “The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914” (2016, ApJL, 833, L1)", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 227, Issue 2, article id. 14, 11 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  9. "The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 833, Issue 1, article id. L1, 8 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  10. "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)
  11. "Effects of waveform model systematics on the interpretation of GW150914", arXiv:1611.07531 (Nov 2016)
  12. "A Search for Kilonovae in the Dark Energy Survey", arXiv:1611.08052 (Nov 2016)
  13. "First targeted search for gravitational-wave bursts from core-collapse supernovae in data of first-generation laser interferometer detectors", Physical Review D, Volume 94, Issue 10, id.102001 (Nov 2016)
  14. "Results of the deepest all-sky survey for continuous gravitational waves on LIGO S6 data running on the EinsteinHome volunteer distributed computing project", Physical Review D, Volume 94, Issue 10, id.102002 (Nov 2016)
  15. "Improved Analysis of GW150914 Using a Fully Spin-Precessing Waveform Model", Physical Review X, Volume 6, Issue 4, id.041014 (Oct 2016)
  16. "The effect of pair-instability mass loss on black-hole mergers", Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 594, id.A97, 10 pp (Oct 2016)
  17. "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)
  18. "Directly comparing GW150914 with numerical solutions of Einstein's equations for binary black hole coalescence", Physical Review D, Volume 94, Issue 6, id.064035 (Sep 2016)
  19. "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)
  20. "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)

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)

Current & Future Visitors:
  1. Nicola Tamanini, IPhT CEA/Saclay France
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)