I am an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, in the Enrico Fermi Institute, the Department of Physics, the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics.

My research focuses on gravitational waves. I am particularly interested in what we can learn about physics, astronomy, and cosmology from the detection of gravitational wave sources.

I am a member of LIGO. We have detected gravitational waves from black holes! We have ushered in the era of gravitational wave astronomy. To get some background on gravitational waves, LIGO, and this new way of listening to the Universe, you can watch my Heinz R. Pagels Public Lecture at the Aspen Center for Physics. Or watch my PBS explanatory video.


As you set out for Ithaka

hope the journey may be long,

full of adventure, full of discovery.

                 Constantine Cavafy, Ithaka

daniel holz