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Submissions from 2018

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First Search for Nontensorial Gravitational Waves From Known Pulsars, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, B. Hughey, J. W. W. Pratt, E. Schmidt, S. G. Schwalbe, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Effects of Data Quality Vetoes on a Search for Compact Binary Coalescences in Advanced LIGO's First Observing Run, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, J. Pratt, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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All-Sky Search for Long-Duration Gravitational Wave Transients in the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, J. W. W. Pratt, E. Rhoades, E. Schmidt, S. G. Schwalbe, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

Submissions from 2017

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Search for High-Energy Neutrinos From Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 With ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory, M. G. Aartsen, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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A Gravitational-Wave Standard Siren Measurement of the Hubble Constant, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarrson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalde, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Estimating the Contribution of Dynamical Ejecta in the Kilonova Associated With GW170817, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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First Narrow-Band Search for Continuous Gravitational Waves From Known Pulsars in Advanced Detector Data, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Full Band All-Sky Search for Periodic Gravitational Waves in the O1 LIGO Data, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Gravitational Waves and Gamma-Rays from a Binary Neutron Star Merger: GW170817 and GRB 170817A, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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GW170608: Observation of a 19 Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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GW170817: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Neutron Star Inspiral, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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On the Progenitor of Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Search for Post-Merger Gravitational Waves From the Remnant of the Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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GW170814: A Three-Detector Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Coalescence, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, Michele Zanolin, and et al.

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Multi-Messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, E. M. Gretarsson, B. Hughey, M. Muratore, J. W. W. Pratt, S. G. Schwalbe, K. Staats, M. J. Szczepańczyk, Michele Zanolin, and et al.

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GW170104: Observation of a 50-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence at Redshift 0.2, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, B. Hughey, J. W. W. Pratt, E. Schmidt, G. Schwalbe, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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First Low-Frequency Einstein@Home All-Sky Search for Continuous Gravitational Waves in Advanced LIGO Data, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, B. Hughey, J. W. W. Pratt, E. Schmidt, S. G. Schwalbe, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Upper Limits on Gravitational Waves from Scorpius X-1 from a Model-Based Cross-Correlation Search in Advanced LIGO Data, B. P. Abbott, K. AultONeal, S. Gaudio, K. Gill, B. Hughey, J. W. W. Pratt, E. Schmidt, S. G. Schwalbe, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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The Basic Physics of the Binary Black Hole Merger GW150914, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, J. Pratt, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Search for Gravitational Waves Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts During the First Advanced LIGO Observing Run and Implications for the Origin of GRB 150906B, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, J. W. W. Pratt, E. Rhoades, E. Schmidt, S. G. Schwalbe, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Velocity-Dependent Inverse Cubic Force and Solar System Gravity Tests, Quentin G. Bailey and Daniel Havert

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Low Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation From Gravitational Waves Generated by Neutron Stars, Preston Jones, Andri Gretarsson, and Douglas Singleton

Particle Production in a Gravitational Wave Background, Preston Jones, Patrick McDougall, and Douglas Singleton

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Lorentz-Symmetry Test at Planck-Scale Suppression with Nucleons in a Spin-Polarized 133 Cs Cold Atom Clock, H. Pihan-Le Bars, C. Guerlin, R.-D. Lasseri, J.-P. Ebran, Q. G. Bailey, S. Bize, E. Khan, and P. Wolf

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Localization of Interacting Fields in Five-Dimensional Braneworld Models, Dewi Wulandari, Triyanta, Jusak S. Kosasih, Douglas Singleton, and Preston Jones

Submissions from 2016

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Search for Transient Gravitational Waves in Coincidence With Short-Duration Radio Transients During 2007-2013, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, D. Stiles, M. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Characterization of Transient Noise in Advanced LIGO Relevant to Gravitational Wave Signal GW150914, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Directly Comparing GW150914 With Numerical Solutions of Einstein's Equations for Binary Black Hole Coalescence, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Supplement: The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred From Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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The Rate of Binary Black Hole Mergers Inferred From Advanced LIGO Observations Surrounding GW150914, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, M. J. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger, B. P. Abbott; K. Gill; B. Hughey; M, J. Szczepańczyk; M. Zanolin; and et al.

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Observing Gravitational-Wave Transient GW150914 with Minimal Assumptions, B. P. Abbott, K. Gill, B. Hughey, M. Szczepańczyk, M. Zanolin, and et al.

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Gravity Sector of the SME, Q. G. Bailey

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Anisotropic Cubic Curvature Couplings, Quentin G. Bailey

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Prospects for SME Tests with Experiments at SYRTE and LKB, C. Guerlin, H. Pihan-Le Bars, Q. G. Bailey, and P. Wolf

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Tests of Lorentz Symmetry in the Gravitational Sector, Aurélien Hees, Quentin G. Bailey, Adrien Bourgoin, Hélène Pihan-Le Bars, Christine Guerlin, and Christophe Le Poncin-Lafitte

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Constraints on SME Coefficients from Lunar Laser Ranging, Very Long Baseline Interferometry, and Asteroid Orbital Dynamics, C. Le Poncin-Lafitte, A. Bourgoin, A. Hees, S. Bouquillon, S. Lambert, Q. G. Bailey, and et al.

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Improved Tests of Lorentz Invariance in the Matter Sector Using Atomic Clocks, H. Pihan-Le Bars, C. Guerlin, Q. G. Bailey, S. Bize, and P. Wolf

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Combined Search for Lorentz Violation in Short-Range Gravity, Cheng-Gang Shao, Yu-Jie Tan, Wen-Hai Tan, Shan-Qing Yang, Jun Luo, Michael Edmund Tobar, Quentin G. Bailey, and et al.

Submissions from 2015

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Quantum Tests of the Einstein Equivalence Principle with the STE-QUEST Space Mission, Brett Altschul, Quentin G. Bailey, Luc Blanchet, Kai Bongs, Philippe Bouyer, Luigi Cacciapuoti, and et al.

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What Do We Know About Lorentz Symmetry?, Q. G. Bailey

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Short-Range Gravity and Lorentz Violation, Quentin G. Bailey, V. Alan Kostelecký, and Rui Xu

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Testing Lorentz Symmetry with Planetary Orbital Dynamics, A. Hees, Q. G. Bailey, C. Le Poncin-Lafitte, A. Bourgoin, A. Rivoldini, B. Lamine, F. Meynadier, C. Guerlin, and P. Wolf

Submissions from 2014

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Local Lorentz-Symmetry Breaking and Gravity, Q. G. Bailey

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Constraints on Violations of Lorentz Symmetry from Gravity Probe B, James M. Overduin, Ryan D. Everett, and Quentin G. Bailey

Submissions from 2013

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Limits on Violations of Lorentz Symmetry from Gravity Probe B, Quentin G. Bailey, Ryan D. Everett, and James M. Overduin

Submissions from 2011

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Light-Bending Tests of Lorentz Invariance, Quentin G. Bailey and Rhondale Tso

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Application of Asymptotic Expansions for Maximum Likelihood Estimators' Errors to Gravitational Waves From Inspiraling Binary Systems: The Network Case, Salvatore Vitale and Michele Zanolin

Submissions from 2010

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Lorentz Violation with an Antisymmetric Tensor, Brett Altschul, Quentin G. Bailey, and V. Alan Kostelecky

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New Tests of General Relativity, Quentin Bailey

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Gravity Couplings in the Standard-Model Extension, Quentin G. Bailey

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Lorentz-Violating Gravitoelectromagnetism, Quentin G. Bailey

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Lorentz Violation and Gravity, Quentin G. Bailey

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Application of Asymptotic Expansions for Maximum Likelihood Estimators Errors to Gravitational Waves From Binary Mergers: The Single Interferometer Case, M. Zanolin, S. Vitale, and N. Makris

Submissions from 2009

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Catching Relativity Violations with Atoms, Quentin G. Bailey

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Time-Delay and Doppler Tests of the Lorentz Symmetry of Gravity, Quentin G. Bailey

Submissions from 2008

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Gravitational Wave Burst Source Direction Estimation Using Time and Amplitude Information, J. Markowitz, M. Zanolin, L. Cadonati, and E. Katsavounidis

Submissions from 2007

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Testing Lorentz Symmetry with Gravity, Quentin G. Bailey

Submissions from 2006

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Signals for Lorentz Violation in Post-Newtonian Gravity, Quentin G. Bailey and V. Alan Kostelecký

Submissions from 2004

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Lorentz-Violating Electromagnetostatics, Quentin G. Bailey

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Lorentz-Violating Electrostatics and Magnetostatics, Quentin G. Bailey and V. Alan Kostelecký

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Asymptotic Accuracy of Geoacoustic Inversions, Michele Zanolin, Ian Ingram, Aaron Thode, and Nicholas C. Makris