Publications

Through our work with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, our group makes major contributions to LIGO-Virgo results. We also contribute to additional papers on data science methods, studies of the LIGO detectors and detector calibration, and astrophysics across the GW spectrum.

LIGO-Virgo Gravitational-wave Event Discoveries

GWTC-3: Compact Binary Coalescences Observed by LIGO and Virgo During the Second Part of the Third Observing Run
Submitted to Phys Rev X. arXiv preprint 2111.03606 (2021)

Observation of Gravitational Waves from Two Neutron Star–Black Hole Coalescences
Astrophys. J. Lett. 915 L5 (2021)

GWTC-2: Compact Binary Coalescences Observed by LIGO and Virgo During the First Half of the Third Observing Run
Phys. Rev. X 11, 021053 (2021)

GW190521: A Binary Black Hole Merger with a Total Mass of 150M
Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 101102 (2020)

GW190814: Gravitational Waves from the Coalescence of a 23 Solar Mass Black Hole with a 2.6 Solar Mass Compact Object.
Astrophys. J. Lett. 896, L2 (2020)

GW190412: Observation of a Binary-Black-Hole Coalescence with Asymmetric Masses
Phys. Rev. D 102, 043015 (2020)

GW190425: Observation of a compact binary coalescence with total mass ~3.4 Msun
Astrophys. J. Lett. 892, L3 (2020)

GWTC-1: A Gravitational-Wave Transient Catalog of Compact Binary Mergers Observed by LIGO and Virgo during the First and Second Observing Runs
Phys. Rev. X 9, 031040 (2019)

GW170608: Observation of a 19-solar-mass binary black hole coalescence
Astrophys. J. Lett. 851, L35 (2017)

GW170817: Observation of gravitational waves from a binary neutron star inspiral
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 161101 (2017)

GW170814: A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 141101 (2017)

GW170104: Observation of a 50-solar-mass binary black hole coalescence at redshift 0.2
Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 221101 (2017)

GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 241103 (2016)

Binary black hole mergers in the first Advanced LIGO observing run
Phys. Rev. X 6, 041015 (2016)

You can read science summaries of all LIGO Scientific Collaboration publications on ligo.org.

Other highlighted recent papers

Discovering gravitational waves with Advanced LIGO
Contemporary Physics Vol 61 Issue 4 (2021) 

Prospects for measuring off-axis spins of binary black holes with Plus-era gravitational-wave detectors
Submitted to the Astrophysical Journal. arXiv prerprint 2109.14571 (2021)

Parameterised population models of transient non-Gaussian noise in the LIGO gravitational-wave detectors
Submitted to Phys. Rev. D. arXiv preprint 2110.02689 (2021)

Population properties of compact objects from the second LIGO-Virgo Gravitational-Wave Transient Catalog
Astrophys. J. Lett. 903 L1 (2021)

LIGO detector characterization in the second and third observing runs
Class. Quantum Grav. 38 135014 (2021)

GWSkyNet: a real-time classifier for public gravitational-wave candidates
Astrophys. J. Lett. 904 L9 (2020)

Properties and Astrophysical Implications of the 150 M ⊙ Binary Black Hole Merger GW190521
Astrophys. J. Lett. 900, L1 (2020)

Characterization of systematic error in Advanced LIGO calibration
Class. Quantum Grav. 37 225008 (2020)

New methods to assess and improve LIGO detector duty cycle
Class. Quantum Grav. 37 175008 (2020)

A guide to LIGO–Virgo detector noise and extraction of transient gravitational-wave signals
Class. Quantum Grav. 37 055002 (2020)

Detecting Supermassive Black Hole–induced Binary Eccentricity Oscillations with LISA
Astrophys. J. Lett. 875 L31 (2019)

Narrow-band search for gravitational waves from known pulsars using the second LIGO observing run
Phys. Rev. D 99, 122002 (2019)

Searches for Continuous Gravitational Waves from 15 Supernova Remnants and Fomalhaut b with Advanced LIGO
Astrophys. J. Lett. 875 122 (2019)

All-sky search for continuous gravitational waves from isolated neutron stars using Advanced LIGO O2 data
Phys. Rev. D 100, 024004 (2019)

Directional limits on persistent gravitational waves using data from Advanced LIGO’s first two observing runs
Phys. Rev. D 100, 062001 (2019)

Searches for Gravitational Waves from Known Pulsars at Two Harmonics in 2015-2017 LIGO Data
Astrophys. J. Lett. 879 10 (2019)