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 | 8350* | 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 | 2427 | 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 | 1700* | 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 | 1611 | 2017 |

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 | 1363 | 2009 |

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 | 1169 | 2017 |

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 | 1164 | 2014 |

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 | 1121 | 2010 |

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 | 955 | 2017 |

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 | 895 | 2016 |

A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, C Adams, ... Nature Physics 7 (12), 962, 2011 | 629 | 2011 |

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 | 611 | 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, 2013 | 570 | 2013 |

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 | 542 | 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 | 520 | 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 | 463 | 2016 |

Parameter estimation for compact binaries with ground-based gravitational-wave observations using the LALInference software library J Veitch, V Raymond, B Farr, W Farr, P Graff, S Vitale, B Aylott, ... Physical Review D 91 (4), 042003, 2015 | 445 | 2015 |

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 | 433 | 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 | 360 | 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 | 333 | 2017 |