Aaron (Miguel) Holgado

  • Program Years: 2016-2020
  • Academic Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Field of Study: Astrophysics
  • Academic Advisor: Paul Ricker
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2017)
  • Degree(s):
    B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2014

Current Status



Gravitational Waves from Supernova Mass Loss and Natal Kicks in Close Binaries
Holgado and Ricker, MNRAS 2019

Gravitational Waves from Close Binaries with Time-Varying Masses
Holgado and Ricker, ApJ 2019

Pulsar-timing constraints on the Fermi massive black-hole binary blazar population
Holgado et al., MNRAS 2018

Gravitational waves from accreting neutron stars undergoing common-envelope inspiral
Holgado et al., ApJ 2018

Anti-diffusive-like behaviour in semi-analytic radiative shocks via multigroup Sn transport with constant cross sections
Holgado et al., HEDP 2015


Kernel Density Estimation for Grey Implicit Monte Carlo Radiation Transport
Holgado et al., Joint International Conference on M&C, SNA, and MC, 2015.


The NANOGrav 11-Year Data Set: Limits on Gravitational Waves from Individual Supermassive Black Hole Binaries
NANOGrav Collaboration, ApJ 2019

The Astrophysics of Nanohertz Gravitational Waves
Burke-Spolaor et al., AAR 2019

Associating Host-Galaxy Candidates to Massive Black-Hole Binaries resolved by Pulsar Timing Arrays
Goldstein et al., MNRAS 2018

Quasiperiodicities of BL Lac Objects and Their Origin
Sandrinelli et al., A&A 2018

Eccentric, nonspinning, inspiral, Gaussian-process merger approximant for the detection and characterization of eccentric binary black hole mergers
Huerta et al., PRD 2018

On the Progenitor of Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817
LIGO-Virgo Collaboration, ApJL 2017

An hp-adaptive discontinuous Galerkin code for hyper-resolved relativistic MHD
Anninos et al., ApJ 2017

Experimental evidence for collisional shock formation via two obliquely merging supersonic plasma jets
Merritt et al., PoP 2014.


Chu Award for Department of Astronomy Excellence in Research 2019
Lindau Young Scientist - 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2019
DOE CSGF 2016 (declined)
LANL Computational Physics Summer Student Workshop Fellowship 2014
Texas A&M Undergraduate Research Scholar 2013-2014
Texas A&M Research Opportunities in Engineering Scholar 2013-2014
Harold Joe Giroir Jr. Memorial Scholarship 2013
PPPL National Undergraduate Fellowship Summer Program 2013
American Nuclear Society Undergraduate Scholarship 2013
Gail De Planque Scholarship 2012
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society 2012