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 | 7487* | 2016 |

Guidelines for the use and interpretation of assays for monitoring autophagy DJ Klionsky, FC Abdalla, H Abeliovich, RT Abraham, A Acevedo-Arozena, ... Autophagy 8 (4), 445-544, 2012 | 5503* | 2012 |

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 | 2235 | 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 | 1512* | 2015 |

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 | 1460 | 2017 |

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 | 1090 | 2010 |

Advanced Virgo: a second-generation interferometric gravitational wave detector F Acernese, M Agathos, K Agatsuma, D Aisa, N Allemandou, A Allocca, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 32 (2), 024001, 2014 | 1048 | 2014 |

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 | 812 | 2016 |

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 | 787 | 2017 |

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 | 528 | 2017 |

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 | 502 | 2010 |

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 | 474 | 2016 |

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 | 434 | 2016 |

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, 2009 | 425 | 2009 |

GW150914: The Advanced LIGO detectors in the era of first discoveries BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (13), 131103, 2016 | 337 | 2016 |

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 | 280 | 2012 |

Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run J Aasi, J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, T Abbott, MR Abernathy, T Accadia, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 32 (11), 115012, 2015 | 278* | 2015 |

Virgo: a laser interferometer to detect gravitational waves T Accadia, F Acernese, M Alshourbagy, P Amico, F Antonucci, S Aoudia, ... Journal of Instrumentation 7 (03), P03012, 2012 | 278 | 2012 |

Long-term operation of the Rome" Explorer" cryogenic gravitational wave detector P Astone, M Bassan, P Bonifazi, P Carelli, MG Castellano, G Cavallari, ... Physical Review D 47 (2), 362, 1993 | 265 | 1993 |

Sensitivity studies for third-generation gravitational wave observatories S Hild, M Abernathy, F Acernese, P Amaro-Seoane, N Andersson, K Arun, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 28 (9), 094013, 2011 | 261 | 2011 |