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:
 
Talks, Lectures, & Workshops

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

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


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant", Nature, Volume 551, Issue 7678, pp. 85-88 (2017) (Nov 2017)
  2. "GW170608: Observation of a 19-solar-mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence", arXiv:1711.05578 (Nov 2017)
  3. "How Many Kilonovae Can Be Found in Past, Present, and Future Survey Datasets?", arXiv:1710.05845 (Oct 2017)
  4. "GW170814: A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence", Physical Review Letters, Volume 119, Issue 14, id.141101 (Oct 2017)
  5. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. II. UV, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves and Comparison to Kilonova Models", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L17, 10 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  6. "Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory", arXiv:1710.05839 (Oct 2017)
  7. "First narrow-band search for continuous gravitational waves from known pulsars in advanced detector data", arXiv:1710.02327 (Oct 2017)
  8. "Effects of Data Quality Vetoes on a Search for Compact Binary Coalescences in Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", arXiv:1710.02185 (Oct 2017)
  9. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. I. Discovery of the Optical Counterpart Using the Dark Energy Camera", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L16, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  10. "On the Progenitor of Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817", arXiv:1710.05838 (Oct 2017)
  11. "Estimating the Contribution of Dynamical Ejecta in the Kilonova Associated with GW170817", arXiv:1710.05836 (Oct 2017)
  12. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. VII. Properties of the Host Galaxy and Constraints on the Merger Timescale", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L22, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  13. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. VI. Radio Constraints on a Relativistic Jet and Predictions for Late-time Emission from the Kilonova Ejecta", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L21, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  14. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. IV. Detection of Near-infrared Signatures of r-process Nucleosynthesis with Gemini-South", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L19, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  15. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. V. Rising X-Ray Emission from an Off-axis Jet", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L20, 7 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  16. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. III. Optical and UV Spectra of a Blue Kilonova from Fast Polar Ejecta", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L18, 8 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  17. "The Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Binary Neutron Star Merger LIGO/Virgo GW170817. VIII. A Comparison to Cosmological Short-duration Gamma-Ray Bursts", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L23, 9 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  18. "Gravitational Waves and Gamma-Rays from a Binary Neutron Star Merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L13, 27 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  19. "Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 848, Issue 2, article id. L12, 59 pp. (2017) (Oct 2017)
  20. "Search for post-merger gravitational waves from the remnant of the binary neutron star merger GW170817", arXiv:1710.09320 (Oct 2017)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Gravitational Wave Emulation Using Gaussian Process Regression", APS April Meeting 2017, abstract #X6.007 (Jan 2017)
  2. "Are LIGO's Black Holes Made from Smaller Black Holes?", APS April Meeting 2017, abstract #E5.009 (Jan 2017)
  3. "Observational Selection Effects with Ground-based Gravitational Wave Detectors", APS April Meeting 2017, abstract #M3.005 (Jan 2017)
  4. "Predicting binary merger event rates for advanced LIGO/Virgo", APS April Meeting 2016, abstract #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 #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 #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)