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
2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Search for Subsolar-Mass Ultracompact Binaries in Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", Physical Review Letters, Volume 121, Issue 23, id.231103 (Dec 2018)
  2. "Target of Opportunity Observations of Gravitational Wave Events with LSST", arXiv:1812.04051 (Dec 2018)
  3. "A Search for Optical Emission from Binary-Black-Hole Merger GW170814 with the Dark Energy Camera", arXiv:1812.01579 (Dec 2018)
  4. "Impact of inter-correlated initial binary parameters on double black hole and neutron star mergers", Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 619, id.A77, 19 pp (Nov 2018)
  5. "A two per cent Hubble constant measurement from standard sirens within five years", Nature, Volume 562, Issue 7728, p.545-547 (Oct 2018)
  6. "GW170817: Measurements of Neutron Star Radii and Equation of State", Physical Review Letters, Volume 121, Issue 16, id.161101 (Oct 2018)
  7. "Cosmological impact of future constraints on H0 from gravitational-wave standard sirens", Physical Review D, Volume 98, Issue 8, id.083523 (Oct 2018)
  8. "Search for Multi-messenger Sources of Gravitational Waves and High-energy Neutrinos with Advanced LIGO during its first Observing Run, ANTARES and IceCube", arXiv:1810.10693 (Oct 2018)
  9. "Search for gravitational waves from a long-lived remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817", arXiv:1810.02581 (Oct 2018)
  10. "Does the Black Hole Merger Rate Evolve with Redshift?", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 863, Issue 2, article id. L41, 11 pp. (2018) (Aug 2018)
  11. "Search for sub-solar mass ultracompact binaries in Advanced LIGO's first observing run", arXiv:1808.04771 (Aug 2018)
  12. "Constraining the p-mode--g-mode tidal instability with GW170817", arXiv:1808.08676 (Aug 2018)
  13. "Limits on the number of spacetime dimensions from GW170817", Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, Issue 07, article id. 048 (2018) (Jul 2018)
  14. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: Counterpart of GW170817. I. DECam obs. (Soares-Santos+, 2017)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJ/848/L16. Originally published in: 2017ApJ...848L..16S (Jun 2018)
  15. "Properties of the binary neutron star merger GW170817", arXiv:1805.11579 (May 2018)
  16. "Constraints on cosmic strings using data from the first Advanced LIGO observing run", Physical Review D, Volume 97, Issue 10, id.102002 (May 2018)
  17. "Search for Tensor, Vector, and Scalar Polarizations in the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background", Physical Review Letters, Volume 120, Issue 20, id.201102 (May 2018)
  18. "Full band all-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in the O1 LIGO data", Physical Review D, Volume 97, Issue 10, id.102003 (May 2018)
  19. "Prospects for observing and localizing gravitational-wave transients with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA", Living Reviews in Relativity, Volume 21, Issue 1, article id. 3, 57 pp (Apr 2018)
  20. "Effects of data quality vetoes on a search for compact binary coalescences in Advanced LIGO’s first observing run", Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 35, Issue 6, article id. 065010 (2018) (Mar 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)