Daniel E. Holz

Associate Professor

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
  • Fellowship committee
  • Early Career Mentoring committee (Chair)

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


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "Are LIGO's Black Holes Made from Smaller Black Holes?", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 840, Issue 2, article id. L24, 6 pp. (2017) (May 2017)
  2. "Effects of waveform model systematics on the interpretation of GW150914", Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 34, Issue 10, article id. 104002 (2017) (May 2017)
  3. "Facilitating Follow-up of LIGO–Virgo Events Using Rapid Sky Localization", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 840, Issue 2, article id. 88, 8 pp. (2017) (May 2017)
  4. "First Search for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars with Advanced LIGO", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 839, Issue 1, article id. 12, 19 pp. (2017) (Apr 2017)
  5. "A Search for Kilonovae in the Dark Energy Survey", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 837, Issue 1, article id. 57, 15 pp. (2017) (Mar 2017)
  6. "Are LIGO's Black Holes Made From Smaller Black Holes?", arXiv:1703.06869 (Mar 2017)
  7. "Directional Limits on Persistent Gravitational Waves from Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", Physical Review Letters, Volume 118, Issue 12, id.121102 (Mar 2017)
  8. "Upper Limits on the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", Physical Review Letters, Volume 118, Issue 12, id.121101 (Mar 2017)
  9. "Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Gravitational Wave Event GW151226 and Candidate LVT151012 with ANTARES and IceCube", arXiv:1703.06298 (Mar 2017)
  10. "Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors", Classical and Quantum Gravity, Volume 34, Issue 4, article id. 044001 (2017) (Feb 2017)
  11. "All-sky search for short gravitational-wave bursts in the first Advanced LIGO run", Physical Review D, Volume 95, Issue 4, id.042003 (Feb 2017)
  12. "First search for gravitational waves from known pulsars with Advanced LIGO", arXiv:1701.07709 (Jan 2017)
  13. "Observational Selection Effects with Ground-based Gravitational Wave Detectors", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 835, Issue 1, article id. 31, 12 pp. (2017) (Jan 2017)
  14. "Upper Limits on the Stochastic Gravitational-Wave Background from Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run", arXiv:1612.02029 (Dec 2016)
  15. "Directional limits on persistent gravitational waves from Advanced LIGO's first observing run", arXiv:1612.02030 (Dec 2016)
  16. "Upper Limits on the Rates of Binary Neutron Star and Neutron Star-Black Hole Mergers from Advanced LIGO’s First Observing Run", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 832, Issue 2, article id. L21, 15 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  17. "Finding the One: Identifying the Host Galaxies of Gravitational-Wave Sources", arXiv:1612.01471 (Dec 2016)
  18. "Supplement: “The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914” (2016, ApJL, 833, L1)", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 227, Issue 2, article id. 14, 11 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  19. "The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred from Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914", The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 833, Issue 1, article id. L1, 8 pp. (2016) (Dec 2016)
  20. "Search for Gravitational Waves Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts During the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run and Implications for the Origin of GRB 150906B", arXiv:1611.07947 (Nov 2016)

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)