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 | 1829 | 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 | 1384 | 2010 |

A gravitational wave observatory operating beyond the quantum shot-noise limit Nature Physics 7 (12), 962-965, 2011 | 1123 | 2011 |

An upper limit on the stochastic gravitational-wave background of cosmological origin Nature 460 (7258), 990-994, 2009 | 513 | 2009 |

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 | 411 | 2012 |

Upper limits on gravitational wave emission from 78 radio pulsars B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, J Agresti, P Ajith, B Allen, R Amin, ... Physical Review D—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 76 (4), 042001, 2007 | 280 | 2007 |

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 683 (1), L45, 2008 | 271 | 2008 |

Implications for the Origin of GRB 070201 from LIGO Observations B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, J Agresti, P Ajith, B Allen, R Amin, ... The Astrophysical Journal 681 (2), 1419, 2008 | 271 | 2008 |

Search for gravitational waves from binary inspirals in S3 and S4 LIGO data B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, J Agresti, P Ajith, B Allen, R Amin, ... Physical Review D—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 77 (6), 062002, 2008 | 264 | 2008 |

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 | 247 | 2010 |

Search for gravitational waves from low mass compact binary coalescence in 186 days<? format?> of LIGO’s fifth science run BP Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, P Ajith, B Allen, G Allen, RS Amin, ... Physical Review D—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 80 (4), 047101, 2009 | 247 | 2009 |

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—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 83 (12), 122005, 2011 | 238* | 2011 |

Search for gravitational waves from low mass binary coalescences in the first year<? format?> of LIGO’s S5 data BP Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, P Ajith, B Allen, G Allen, RS Amin, ... Physical Review D—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 79 (12), 122001, 2009 | 227 | 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 | 215 | 2009 |

Searches for periodic gravitational waves from unknown isolated sources and Scorpius X-1: Results from the second LIGO science run B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, J Agresti, P Ajith, B Allen, R Amin, ... Physical Review D—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 76 (8), 082001, 2007 | 213 | 2007 |

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—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 81 (10), 102001, 2010 | 208 | 2010 |

Searching for a stochastic background of gravitational waves with the laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, J Agresti, P Ajith, B Allen, R Amin, ... The Astrophysical Journal 659 (2), 918, 2007 | 197 | 2007 |

Calibration of the LIGO gravitational wave detectors in the fifth science run J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, C Adams, R Adhikari, P Ajith, ... Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators …, 2010 | 188 | 2010 |

All-sky search for periodic gravitational waves in LIGO S4 data B Abbott, R Abbott, R Adhikari, J Agresti, P Ajith, B Allen, R Amin, ... Physical Review D—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 77 (2), 022001, 2008 | 182 | 2008 |

Search for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence in LIGO<? format?> and Virgo data from S5 and VSR1 J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, F Acernese, ... Physical Review D—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 82 (10), 102001, 2010 | 181 | 2010 |