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

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

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)

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Other highlighted recent papers

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
Accepted to CQG. arXiv preprint:

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)