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 | 728 | 2009 |

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 | 540 | 2010 |

Detector description and performance for the first coincidence observations between LIGO and GEO B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, A Ageev, B Allen, R Amin, SB Anderson, ... Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators ..., 2004 | 326 | 2004 |

The GEO 600 gravitational wave detector B Willke, P Aufmuth, C Aulbert, S Babak, R Balasubramanian, BW Barr, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 19 (7), 1377, 2002 | 301 | 2002 |

An upper limit on the stochastic gravitational-wave background of cosmological origin BP Abbott, R Abbott, F Acernese, R Adhikari, P Ajith, B Allen, G Allen, ... Nature 460 (7258), 990-994, 2009 | 264 | 2009 |

A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit LIGO Scientific Collaboration Nature Physics 7 (12), 962-965, 2011 | 192 | 2011 |

Analysis of LIGO data for gravitational waves from binary neutron stars B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, A Ageev, B Allen, R Amin, SB Anderson, ... Physical Review D 69 (12), 122001, 2004 | 191 | 2004 |

The virgo status F Acernese, P Amico, M Alshourbagy, F Antonucci, S Aoudia, S Avino, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 23 (19), S635, 2006 | 182 | 2006 |

The Einstein Telescope: a third-generation gravitational wave observatory M Punturo, M Abernathy, F Acernese, B Allen, N Andersson, K Arun, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 (19), 194002, 2010 | 167 | 2010 |

Implications for the Origin of GRB 070201 from LIGO Observations B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, J Agresti, P Ajith, B Allen, R Amin, ... The Astrophysical Journal 681 (2), 1419, 2008 | 154 | 2008 |

The GEO-hF project B Willke, P Ajith, B Allen, P Aufmuth, C Aulbert, S Babak, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 23 (8), S207, 2006 | 153 | 2006 |

Setting upper limits on the strength of periodic gravitational waves from PSR J 1 9 3 9+ 2 1 3 4 using the first science data from the GEO 600 and LIGO detectors B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, A Ageev, B Allen, R Amin, SB Anderson, ... Physical Review D 69 (8), 082004, 2004 | 152 | 2004 |

Beating the spin-down limit on gravitational wave emission from the Crab pulsar B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, P Ajith, B Allen, G Allen, R Amin, ... The Astrophysical Journal Letters 683 (1), L45, 2008 | 143 | 2008 |

Search for gravitational waves from binary inspirals in S3 and S4 LIGO data B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, J Agresti, P Ajith, B Allen, R Amin, ... Physical Review D 77 (6), 062002, 2008 | 134 | 2008 |

Status of the GEO600 detector H Lück, M Hewitson, P Ajith, B Allen, P Aufmuth, C Aulbert, S Babak, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 23 (8), S71, 2006 | 134 | 2006 |

Searches for gravitational waves from known pulsars with science run 5 LIGO data BP Abbott, R Abbott, F Acernese, R Adhikari, P Ajith, B Allen, G Allen, ... The Astrophysical Journal 713 (1), 671, 2010 | 128 | 2010 |

The third generation of gravitational wave observatories and their science reach M Punturo, M Abernathy, F Acernese, B Allen, N Andersson, K Arun, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 (8), 084007, 2010 | 125 | 2010 |

First upper limits from LIGO on gravitational wave bursts B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, A Ageev, B Allen, R Amin, SB Anderson, ... Physical Review D 69 (10), 102001, 2004 | 125 | 2004 |

Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in LIGO’s sixth science run and Virgo’s science runs 2 and 3 J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, ... Physical Review D 85 (8), 082002, 2012 | 124 | 2012 |

Search for gravitational waves from low mass binary coalescences in the first year of LIGO’s S5 data BP Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, P Ajith, B Allen, G Allen, RS Amin, ... Physical Review D 79 (12), 122001, 2009 | 124 | 2009 |