Advanced ligo J Aasi, BP Abbott, R Abbott, T Abbott, MR Abernathy, K Ackley, C Adams, ... Classical and quantum gravity 32 (7), 074001, 2015 | 1362* | 2015 |

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 | 1298 | 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 | 1136 | 2010 |

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 | 574 | 2011 |

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 | 476 | 2013 |

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 | 422 | 2009 |

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 | 275 | 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 | 198 | 2015 |

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 | 198 | 2010 |

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 | 184 | 2009 |

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 | 179 | 2008 |

Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, F Acernese, ... Physical Review D 83 (12), 122005, 2011 | 168* | 2011 |

Search for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence in LIGO and Virgo data from S5 and VSR1 J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, F Acernese, ... Physical Review D 82 (10), 102001, 2010 | 163 | 2010 |

All-sky search for gravitational-wave bursts in the first joint LIGO-GEO-Virgo run J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, T Accadia, F Acernese, R Adhikari, P Ajith, ... Physical Review D 81 (10), 102001, 2010 | 163 | 2010 |

Sensitivity of the Advanced LIGO detectors at the beginning of gravitational wave astronomy DV Martynov, ED Hall, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, C Adams, ... Physical Review D 93 (11), 112004, 2016 | 159 | 2016 |

Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in 186 days of LIGO’s fifth science run BP Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, P Ajith, B Allen, G Allen, RS Amin, ... Physical Review D 80 (4), 047101, 2009 | 156 | 2009 |

Observation of a kilogram-scale oscillator near its quantum ground state B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, P Ajith, B Allen, G Allen, R Amin, ... New Journal of Physics 11 (7), 073032, 2009 | 147 | 2009 |

Search for gravitational waves associated with gamma-ray bursts during LIGO science run 6 and Virgo science runs 2 and 3 J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, ... The Astrophysical Journal 760 (1), 12, 2012 | 143 | 2012 |

Search for gravitational waves from binary black hole inspiral, merger, and ringdown in LIGO-Virgo data from 2009–2010 J Aasi, J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, ... Physical Review D 87 (2), 022002, 2013 | 139 | 2013 |

Parameter estimation for compact binary coalescence signals with the first generation gravitational-wave detector network J Aasi, J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, ... Physical Review D 88 (6), 062001, 2013 | 135 | 2013 |