Daniel E. Holz


Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1998
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 834-3306
Location: PRC 435
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.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:
KICP Highlights & News

Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

Past Students

GRADUATE: Hsin-Yu Chen (2017)
Currently in Committees
  • Early Career Mentoring committee

KICP Publications
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Search for Transient Gravitational-wave Signals Associated with Magnetar Bursts during Advanced LIGO’s Second Observing Run", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 874, Issue 2, article id. 163, 14 pp. (2019) (Apr 2019)
  2. "A Search for Optical Emission from Binary Black Hole Merger GW170814 with the Dark Energy Camera", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 873, Issue 2, article id. L24, 9 pp. (2019) (Mar 2019)
  3. "Astro2020 Science White Paper: Cosmology with a Space-Based Gravitational Wave Observatory", arXiv:1903.04657 (Mar 2019)
  4. "All-sky search for continuous gravitational waves from isolated neutron stars using Advanced LIGO O2 data", arXiv:1903.01901 (Mar 2019)
  5. "Search for transient gravitational wave signals associated with magnetar bursts during Advanced LIGO's second observing run", arXiv:1902.01557 (Feb 2019)
  6. "Narrow-band search for gravitational waves from known pulsars using the second LIGO observing run", arXiv:1902.08442 (Feb 2019)
  7. "Calibrating gravitational-wave detectors with GW170817", arXiv:1902.08076 (Feb 2019)
  8. "Constraining the p -Mode-g -Mode Tidal Instability with GW170817", Physical Review Letters, Volume 122, Issue 6, id.061104 (Feb 2019)
  9. "Searches for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars at Two Harmonics in 2015-2017 LIGO Data", arXiv:1902.08507 (Feb 2019)
  10. "Properties of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817", Physical Review X, Volume 9, Issue 1, id.011001 (Jan 2019)
  11. "A Standard Siren Measurement of the Hubble Constant from GW170817 without the Electromagnetic Counterpart", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 871, Issue 1, article id. L13, 10 pp. (2019) (Jan 2019)
  12. "First measurement of the Hubble constant from a dark standard siren using the Dark Energy Survey galaxies and the LIGO/Virgo binary-black-hole merger GW170814", arXiv:1901.01540 (Jan 2019)
  13. "Standard sirens with a running Planck mass", arXiv:1901.03321 (Jan 2019)
  14. "Search for Multimessenger Sources of Gravitational Waves and High-energy Neutrinos with Advanced LIGO during Its First Observing Run, ANTARES, and IceCube", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 870, Issue 2, article id. 134, 16 pp. (2019) (Jan 2019)
  15. "Low-Latency Gravitational Wave Alerts for Multi-Messenger Astronomy During the Second Advanced LIGO and Virgo Observing Run", arXiv:1901.03310 (Jan 2019)
  16. "A Fermi Gamma-Ray Burst Monitor Search for Electromagnetic Signals Coincident with Gravitational-wave Candidates in Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 871, Issue 1, article id. 90, 12 pp. (2019) (Jan 2019)
  17. "Search for Subsolar-Mass Ultracompact Binaries in Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", Physical Review Letters, Volume 121, Issue 23, id.231103 (Dec 2018)
  18. "Searches for Continuous Gravitational Waves from Fifteen Supernova Remnants and Fomalhaut b with Advanced LIGO", arXiv:1812.11656 (Dec 2018)
  19. "Binary neutron star formation and the origin of GW170817", arXiv:1812.10065 (Dec 2018)
  20. "Target of Opportunity Observations of Gravitational Wave Events with LSST", arXiv:1812.04051 (Dec 2018)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Gravitational Wave Emulation Using Gaussian Process Regression", APS April Meeting 2017, abstract id. X6.007 (Jan 2017)
  2. "Are LIGO's Black Holes Made from Smaller Black Holes?", APS April Meeting 2017, abstract id. E5.009 (Jan 2017)
  3. "Observational Selection Effects with Ground-based Gravitational Wave Detectors", APS April Meeting 2017, abstract id. M3.005 (Jan 2017)
  4. "Predicting binary merger event rates for advanced LIGO/Virgo", APS April Meeting 2016, abstract id. X14.001 (Mar 2016)
  5. "Optimizing the use of 3D information for Electromagnetic Follow-up of Advanced LIGO-Virgo Events", APS April Meeting 2016, abstract id. M14.008 (Mar 2016)
  6. "Rate and Followup of Advanced LIGO-Virgo Events", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #227, id.405.04 (Jan 2016)
  7. "Optimizing low latency LIGO-Virgo localization", APS April Meeting 2015, abstract id. S2.006 (Apr 2015)
  8. "Astrophysical sources of gravitational waves and electromagnetic counterparts", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #225, id.322.04 (Jan 2015)
  9. "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)
  10. "The Loudest Gravitational Wave Events", APS April Meeting 2014, abstract #C15.001 (Mar 2014)

Past Visitors:
  1. Nicola Tamanini, IPhT CEA/Saclay France (2017)
  2. Michele Vallisneri, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2015)
  3. Douglas Finkbeiner, Harvard University (2014)
  4. Tom Murphy, UCSD (2013)
  5. John Beacom, Ohio State University (2012)
  6. Keith Bechtol, Stanford / SLAC / KIPAC (2012)
  7. Laura Cadonati, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2012)
  8. Michal Dominik, Warsaw University (2012)
  9. William Kinney, Univ. at Buffalo, SUNY (2012)
  10. rachel somerville, Rutgers University (2012)
  11. Risa Wechsler, Stanford University (2012)