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 | 8059* | 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 | 2359 | 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 | 1639* | 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 | 1564 | 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 | 1129 | 2017 |

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 | 904 | 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 | 866 | 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 | 616 | 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 | 585 | 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 | 553 | 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 | 533 | 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 | 508 | 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 | 456 | 2016 |

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 | 352 | 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 | 322 | 2017 |

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 | 302 | 2018 |

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 | 295* | 2015 |

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 | 283 | 2012 |

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 | 279 | 2011 |

The third generation of gravitational wave observatories and their science reach M Punturo, M Abernathy, F Acernese, B Allen, N Andersson, K Arun, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 27 (8), 084007, 2010 | 255 | 2010 |