Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (6), 061102, 2016 | 13806* | 2016 |

GW151226: observation of gravitational waves from a 22-solar-mass binary black hole coalescence BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (24), 241103, 2016 | 3267 | 2016 |

Advanced ligo J Aasi, BP Abbott, R Abbott, T Abbott, MR Abernathy, K Ackley, C Adams, ... Classical and quantum gravity 32 (7), 074001, 2015 | 3256* | 2015 |

Multi-messenger observations of a binary neutron star merger BP Abbott, S Bloemen, P Canizares, H Falcke, RP Fender, S Ghosh, ... | 2536* | 2017 |

GW170104: observation of a 50-solar-mass binary black hole coalescence at redshift 0.2 L Scientific, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 118 (22), 221101, 2017 | 2346 | 2017 |

Gravitational waves and gamma-rays from a binary neutron star merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, T Adams, ... The Astrophysical Journal Letters 848 (2), L13, 2017 | 1889 | 2017 |

GW170814: a three-detector observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole coalescence BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, T Adams, ... Physical review letters 119 (14), 141101, 2017 | 1833 | 2017 |

GWTC-1: a gravitational-wave transient catalog of compact binary mergers observed by LIGO and Virgo during the first and second observing runs BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical Review X 9 (3), 031040, 2019 | 1800* | 2019 |

LIGO: the laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory BP Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, P Ajith, B Allen, G Allen, RS Amin, ... Reports on Progress in Physics 72 (7), 076901, 2009 | 1532 | 2009 |

Binary black hole mergers in the first advanced LIGO observing run BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical Review X 6 (4), 041015, 2016 | 1389 | 2016 |

Predictions for the rates of compact binary coalescences observable by ground-based gravitational-wave detectors J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, F Acernese, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 (17), 173001, 2010 | 1326 | 2010 |

Tests of general relativity with GW150914 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... arXiv preprint arXiv:1602.03841, 2016 | 1142 | 2016 |

GW170817: Measurements of neutron star radii and equation of state BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, T Adams, ... Physical review letters 121 (16), 161101, 2018 | 1016 | 2018 |

GW170608: observation of a 19 solar-mass binary black hole coalescence BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, T Adams, ... The Astrophysical Journal Letters 851 (2), L35, 2017 | 1001 | 2017 |

Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector by using squeezed states of light J Aasi, J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, C Adams, ... Nature Photonics 7 (8), 613-619, 2013 | 911 | 2013 |

A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit: squeezed light in application LIGO Scientific Collaboration arXiv preprint arXiv:1109.2295, 2011 | 869 | 2011 |

A gravitational-wave standard siren measurement of the Hubble constant BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, T Adams, ... arXiv preprint arXiv:1710.05835, 2017 | 838 | 2017 |

Properties of the binary black hole merger GW150914 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (24), 241102, 2016 | 762 | 2016 |

Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, K Ackley, C Adams, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 34 (4), 044001, 2017 | 690 | 2017 |

Astrophysical implications of the binary black hole merger GW150914 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... The Astrophysical Journal Letters 818 (2), L22, 2016 | 664 | 2016 |