Aaron (Miguel) Holgado

  • Program Year: 3
  • 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

Summary of Research

Gravitational-wave astrophysics: compact binary assembly, LIGO sources, pulsar-timing arrays.

Binary stellar evolution: common-envelope.



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

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

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

Anti-diffusive-like behaviour in semi-analytic radiative shocks via multigroup Sn transport with constant cross sections
Holgado et al., HEDP 17, 114-118, 2015.

Experimental evidence for collisional shock formation via two obliquely merging supersonic plasma jets
Merritt et al., PoP 21, 055703, 2014.


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


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