Thomas Holoien

  • Program Years: 2014-2017
  • Academic Institution: Ohio State University
  • Field of Study: Astronomy
  • Academic Advisor: Krzysztof Stanek
  • Practicum(s):
    SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (2016)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Astrophysics, Rutgers University, 2013; B.A. East Asian Studies, Stanford University, 2008

Current Status

  • Research Area: Astronomy
  • Personal URL: http://www.astronomy.ohio-state.edu/~tholoien/
  • Publications

    T. W.-S. Holoien, P. J. Marshall, & R. H. Wechsler, 2016. EmpiriciSN: Re-Sampling Observed Supernova/Host Galaxy Populations Using an XD Gaussian Mixture Model. Submitted to The Astronomical Journal.

    T. W.-S. Holoien et al., 2016. The ASAS-SN Bright Supernova Catalog II: 2015. Submitted to Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    T. W.-S. Holoien et al., 2017. The ASAS-SN Bright Supernova Catalog I: 2013-2014. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 464, 2672.

    T. W.-S. Holoien et al., 2016. ASASSN-15oi: A Rapidly Evolving, Luminous Tidal Disruption Event at 216 Mpc. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 463, 3813.

    T. W-S. Holoien et al., 2016. Discovery and Observations of the Unusually Bright Type-Defying II-P/II-L Supernova ASASSN-13co. Acta Astronomica, 66, 219.

    T. W.-S. Holoien et al., 2016. Six Months of Multi-Wavelength Follow-up of the Tidal Disruption Candidate ASASSN-14li and Implied TDE Rates from ASAS-SN. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 455, 2918.

    T. W.-S. Holoien et al., 2014. ASASSN-14ae: A Tidal Disruption Event at 200 Mpc. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 445, 3263.

    T. W.-S. Holoien et al., 2014. Discovery and Observations of ASASSN-13db, an EX Lupi-Type Accretion Event on a Low-Mass T Tauri Star. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 785, L35.

    I. Arcavi et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. A Unique Long-lived Multi-peaked Supernova. Submitted to Nature.

    M. A. Gully-Santiago et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. Placing the Spotted T Tauri Star LKCA 4 on an HR Diagram. Submitted to The Astrophysical Journal.

    M. M. Fausnaugh et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. Reverberation Mapping of Optical Emission Lines in Five Active Galaxies. Submitted to The Astrophysical Journal.

    J. S. Brown et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. The Long-Term Evolution of ASASSN-14li. Submitted to Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    C. S. Kochanek et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. Supernova Progenitors, Their Variability, and the Type IIP Supernova ASASSN-16fq in M66. Submitted to Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    D. Godoy-Rivera et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. The Unexpected, Long-Lasting, UV Rebrightening of the Super-Luminous Supernova ASASSN-15lh. Submitted to Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

    C. Romero-Canizales et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. The TDE ASASSN-14li and its Host Resolved at Parsec Scales with the EVN. Accepted in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

    C. Littlefield et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. Return of the King: Time-Series Photometry of FO Aquarii’s Initial Recovery from its Unprecedented 2016 Low State. Accepted in The Astrophysical Journal.

    J. L. Prieto et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. MUSE Reveals a Recent Merger in the Post-starburst Host Galaxy of the TDE ASASSN-14li. Accepted in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

    G. J. Herczeg et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. The Eruption of the Candidate Young Star ASASSN-15qi. Accepted in The Astrophysical Journal.

    J. E. Rodriguez et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. DM Ori: A Young Star Occulted by a Disturbance in its Protoplanetary Disk. Accepted in The Astrophysical Journal.

    J. S. Brown et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. Hello Darkness My Old Friend: The Fading of the Nearby TDE ASASSN-14ae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 462, 3993.

    S. J. Schmidt et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. ASASSN-16ae: A Powerful White-Light Flare on an Early-L Dwarf. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 828, L22.

    B. J. Shappee et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. The Young and Bright Type Ia Supernova ASASSN-14lp: Discovery, Early-Time Observations, First-Light Time, Distance to NGC 4666, and Progenitor Constraints. The Astrophysical Journal, 826, 144.

    M. Nicholl et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. SN 2015bn: A Detailed, Multi-Wavelength View of a Nearby Superluminous Supernova. The Astrophysical Journal, 826, 39.

    S. Dong et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2016. ASASSN-15lh: A Highly Super-Luminous Supernova. Science, 351, 257.

    A. U. Abeysekara et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2015. Gamma-Rays from the Quasar PKS 1441+25: Story of an Escape. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 815, L22.

    A. Pastorello et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2015. Massive Stars Exploding in a He-rich Circumstellar Medium – VII. The Metamorphosis of ASASSN-15ed from a Narrow Line Type Ibn to a Normal Type Ib Supernova. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 454, 4293.

    H. C. Campbell et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2015. Total eclipse of the heart: the AM CVn Gaia14aae/ASSASN-14cn. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 452, 1060.

    B. J. Shappee et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2014. The Man Behind the Curtain: X-rays Drive the UV through NIR Variability in the 2013 AGN Outburst in NGC 2617. The Astrophysical Journal, 788, 48.

    B. Patel et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2014. Three Gravitationally Lensed Supernovae Behind CLASH Galaxy Clusters. The Astrophysical Journal, 786, 9.

    O. Graur et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2014. Type-Ia Supernova Rates to Redshift 2.4 from CLASH: the Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble. The Astrophysical Journal, 783, 28.

    S. J. Schmidt et al. (including T. W.-S. Holoien), 2014. Characterizing a Dramatic Delta_V ~ -9 Flare on an Ultracool Dwarf Found by the ASAS-SN Survey. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 781, L24.

    Awards

    Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2014
    National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2014
    Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Semi-finalist, 2014
    Center for Cosmology and Astro Particle Physics (CCAPP) Early Start Award, 2013
    University Fellowship for Graduate Studies, The Ohio State University, 2013
    Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Rutgers University, 2013
    Graduated with Departmental Highest Honors, Rutgers University, 2013
    School of Arts and Sciences Excellence Award, Rutgers University, 2013
    Dean's List, Rutgers University, 2011, 2012, 2013
    Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, 2011