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. "Search for continuous gravitational waves from neutron stars in globular cluster NGC 6544", arXiv:1607.02216 (Jul 2016)
  3. "The Effect of Pair-Instability Mass Loss on Black Hole Mergers", arXiv:1607.03116 (Jul 2016)
  4. "Directly comparing GW150914 with numerical solutions of Einstein's equations for binary black hole coalescence", arXiv:1606.01262 (Jun 2016)
  5. "An improved analysis of GW150914 using a fully spin-precessing waveform model", arXiv:1606.01210 (Jun 2016)
  6. "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)
  7. "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)
  8. "Supplement: The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914", arXiv:1606.03939 (Jun 2016)
  9. "A DECam Search for an Optical Counterpart to the LIGO Gravitational Wave Event GW151226", arXiv:1606.04538 (Jun 2016)
  10. "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)
  11. "Binary Black Hole Mergers in the first Advanced LIGO Observing Run", arXiv:1606.04856 (Jun 2016)
  12. "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)
  13. "Properties of the Binary Black Hole Merger GW150914", Physical Review Letters, Volume 116, Issue 24, id.241102 (Jun 2016)
  14. "Tests of General Relativity with GW150914", Physical Review Letters, Volume 116, Issue 22, id.221101 (Jun 2016)
  15. "Observing gravitational-wave transient GW150914 with minimal assumptions", Physical Review D, Volume 93, Issue 12, id.122004 (Jun 2016)
  16. "The first gravitational-wave source from the isolated evolution of two stars in the 40–100 solar mass range", Nature, Volume 534, Issue 7608, pp. 512-515 (2016) (Jun 2016)
  17. "High-energy neutrino follow-up search of gravitational wave event GW150914 with ANTARES and IceCube", Physical Review D, Volume 93, Issue 12, id.122010 (Jun 2016)
  18. "Search for transient gravitational waves in coincidence with short duration radio transients during 2007-2013", arXiv:1605.01707 (May 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. "Comprehensive All-sky Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the Sixth Science Run LIGO Data", arXiv:1605.03233 (May 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)

 
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)