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 | 22937* | 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 | 6235* | 2015 |

GW170104: observation of a 50-solar-mass binary black hole coalescence at redshift 0.2 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, T Adams, ... Physical review letters 118 (22), 221101, 2017 | 3001 | 2017 |

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 | 2989 | 2016 |

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 | 1905 | 2016 |

Tests of general relativity with GW150914 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (22), 221101, 2016 | 1867 | 2016 |

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 | 1474 | 2013 |

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 | 1363 | 2017 |

A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit Nature Physics 7 (12), 962-965, 2011 | 1147 | 2011 |

GWTC-3: Compact binary coalescences observed by LIGO and Virgo during the second part of the third observing run R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, N Adhikari, ... Physical Review X 13 (4), 041039, 2023 | 1144 | 2023 |

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 | 1133 | 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 | 867 | 2016 |

Population of merging compact binaries inferred using gravitational waves through GWTC-3 R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, N Adhikari, ... Physical Review X 13 (1), 011048, 2023 | 836 | 2023 |

Quantum-enhanced advanced LIGO detectors in the era of gravitational-wave astronomy M Tse, H Yu, N Kijbunchoo, A Fernandez-Galiana, P Dupej, L Barsotti, ... Physical Review Letters 123 (23), 231107, 2019 | 646 | 2019 |

GW150914: First results from the search for binary black hole coalescence with Advanced LIGO BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical Review D 93 (12), 122003, 2016 | 604 | 2016 |

Characterization of transient noise in Advanced LIGO relevant to gravitational wave signal GW150914 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 33 (13), 134001, 2016 | 458 | 2016 |

GW150914: Implications for the stochastic gravitational-wave background from binary black holes BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (13), 131102, 2016 | 450 | 2016 |

Demonstration of 4.8 × 10^{−17} stability at 1 s for two independent optical clocksE Oelker, RB Hutson, CJ Kennedy, L Sonderhouse, T Bothwell, A Goban, ... Nature Photonics 13 (10), 714-719, 2019 | 444 | 2019 |

Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in<? format?> 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—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 85 (8), 082002, 2012 | 413 | 2012 |

GWTC-2.1: Deep extended catalog of compact binary coalescences observed by LIGO and Virgo during the first half of the third observing run R Abbott, TD Abbott, F Acernese, K Ackley, C Adams, N Adhikari, ... Physical Review D 109 (2), 022001, 2024 | 390 | 2024 |