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 | 8361* | 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 | 2430 | 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 | 1704* | 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 | 1612 | 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 | 1170 | 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 | 1165 | 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 | 1122 | 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 | 958 | 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 | 896 | 2016 |

LSST: from science drivers to reference design and anticipated data products ® Iveziæ, SM Kahn, JA Tyson, B Abel, E Acosta, R Allsman, D Alonso, ... The Astrophysical Journal 873 (2), 111, 2019 | 711 | 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 | 612 | 2017 |

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 | 521 | 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 | 464 | 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 | 433 | 2009 |

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 | 410 | 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 | 399 | 2002 |

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 |

Thermal noise in interferometric gravitational wave detectors due to dielectric optical coatings GM Harry, AM Gretarsson, PR Saulson, SE Kittelberger, SD Penn, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 19 (5), 897, 2002 | 328 | 2002 |

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 | 321 | 2018 |

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 | 293 | 2012 |