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 | 19924* | 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 | 5367* | 2015 |

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 | 3955 | 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 | 3908 | 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 | 2772 | 2017 |

Prospects for observing and localizing gravitational-wave transients with Advanced LIGO, Advanced Virgo and KAGRA BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, S Abraham, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Living reviews in relativity 23, 1-69, 2020 | 2102 | 2020 |

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 | 1756 | 2016 |

Tests of general relativity with GW150914 L Scientific, V Collaborations, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, ... Physical review letters 116 (22), 221101, 2016 | 1616 | 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 | 1279 | 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 | 1123 | 2017 |

A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit Nature Physics 7 (12), 962-965, 2011 | 1084 | 2011 |

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 | 992 | 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 | 799 | 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 | 737 | 2016 |

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 | 549 | 2015 |

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 | 512 | 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 | 509 | 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 | 420 | 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 | 420 | 2016 |

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, ... arXiv preprint arXiv:2111.03606, 2021 | 412 | 2021 |