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 150 M⊙

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)

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

### 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: https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.02531

**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)