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 | 8562 | 2016 |

GW170817: observation of gravitational waves from a binary neutron star inspiral BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, T Adams, ... Physical Review Letters 119 (16), 161101, 2017 | 4611 | 2017 |

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 | 2944 | 2016 |

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 | 2096 | 2017 |

Multi-messenger observations of a binary neutron star merger FGB Monitor, ASCZTI Team, C Collaborations, CN JAGWAR, ... Astrophysical Journal Letters 848 (2), 2017 | 1886* | 2017 |

Advanced LIGO J Aasi, BP Abbott, R Abbott, T Abbott, MR Abernathy, K Ackley, C Adams, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 32 (7), 074001, 2015 | 1728 | 2015 |

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 | 1622 | 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 | 1604 | 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 | 1457 | 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 | 1265 | 2010 |

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 | 1189 | 2016 |

Prospects for observing and localizing gravitational-wave transients with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Living Reviews in Relativity 19 (1), 1, 2016 | 1002* | 2016 |

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 | 940 | 2019 |

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 | 881 | 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 | 762 | 2013 |

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), 962-965, 2011 | 736 | 2011 |

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 | 698 | 2018 |

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 | 683 | 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 | 609 | 2015 |

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 | 512 | 2017 |