Daniel E. Holz

Associate Professor

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

Ongoing Scientific Projects:
 
KICP Highlights & News

 
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

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

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


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "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)
  2. "All-sky search for long-duration gravitational wave transients in the first Advanced LIGO observing run", Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 35, Issue 6, article id. 065009 (2018) (Mar 2018)
  3. "Explaining LIGO's observations via isolated binary evolution with natal kicks", Physical Review D, Volume 97, Issue 4, id.043014 (Feb 2018)
  4. "Using Spin to Understand the Formation of LIGO and Virgo’s Black Holes", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 854, Issue 1, article id. L9, 6 pp. (2018) (Feb 2018)
  5. "A Precise Distance to the Host Galaxy of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 Using Surface Brightness Fluctuations", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 854, Issue 2, article id. L31, 7 pp. (2018) (Feb 2018)
  6. "A Search for Tensor, Vector, and Scalar Polarizations in the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background", arXiv:1802.10194 (Feb 2018)
  7. "How Many Kilonovae Can Be Found in Past, Present, and Future Survey Data Sets?", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 852, Issue 1, article id. L3, 7 pp. (2018) (Jan 2018)
  8. "Limits on the number of spacetime dimensions from GW170817", arXiv:1801.08160 (Jan 2018)
  9. "First Search for Nontensorial Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars", Physical Review Letters, Volume 120, Issue 3, id.031104 (Jan 2018)
  10. "Statistical gravitational waveform models: What to simulate next?", Physical Review D, Volume 96, Issue 12, id.123011 (Dec 2017)
  11. "Where Are LIGO’s Big Black Holes?", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 851, Issue 2, article id. L25, 9 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)
  12. "Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 850, Issue 2, article id. L35, 18 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)
  13. "First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in advanced detector data", Physical Review D, Volume 96, Issue 12, id.122006 (Dec 2017)
  14. "On the Progenitor of Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 850, Issue 2, article id. L40, 18 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)
  15. "Estimating the Contribution of Dynamical Ejecta in the Kilonova Associated with GW170817", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 850, Issue 2, article id. L39, 13 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)
  16. "Search for Post-merger Gravitational Waves from the Remnant of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 851, Issue 1, article id. L16, 13 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)
  17. "GW170608: Observation of a 19 Solar-mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 851, Issue 2, article id. L35, 11 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)
  18. "Erratum: “First Search for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars with Advanced LIGO” (2017, ApJ, 839, 12)", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 851, Issue 1, article id. 71, 5 pp. (2017) (Dec 2017)
  19. "Constraints on cosmic strings using data from the first Advanced LIGO observing run", arXiv:1712.01168 (Dec 2017)
  20. "Precision standard siren cosmology", arXiv:1712.06531 (Dec 2017)

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)

 
Visitors
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)