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A repeating fast radio burst source localized to a nearby spiral galaxy 

Marcote, B., Nimmo, K., Hessels, J. W. T., Tendulkar, S. P., Bassa, C. G., Paragi, Z., Keimpema, A., Bhardwaj, M., Karuppusamy, R., Kaspi, V. M., Law, C. J., Michilli, D., Aggarwal, K., Andersen, B., Archibald, A. M., Bandura, K., Bower, G. C., Boyle, P. J., Brar, C., Burke-Spolaor, S., Butler, B. J., Cassanelli, T., Chawla, P., Demorest, P., Dobbs, M., Fonseca, E., Giri, U., Good, D. C., Gourdji, K., Josephy, A., Kirichenko, A. Yu., Kirsten, F., Landecker, T. L., Lang, D., Lazio, T. J. W., Li, D. Z., Lin, H. -H., Linford, J. D., Masui, K., Mena-Parra, J., Naidu, A., Ng, C., Patel, C., Pen, U. -L., Pleunis, Z., Rafiei-Ravandi, M., Rahman, M., Renard, A., Scholz, P., Siegel, S. R., Smith, K. M., Stairs, I. H., Vanderlinde, K., and Zwaniga, A. V. 

Nature, 577, 190-194 (01/2020) 

Search for gravitational waves from Scorpius X-1 in the second Advanced LIGO observing run with an improved hidden Markov model 

Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abraham, S., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., et al.; LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and Virgo Collaboration 

Physical Review D, 100, 122002 (12/2019) 


The International Pulsar Timing Array: second data release 

Perera, B. B. P., DeCesar, M. E., Demorest, P. B., Kerr, M., Lentati, L., Nice, D. J., Osłowski, S., Ransom, S. M., Keith, M. J., Arzoumanian, Z., Bailes, M., Baker, P. T., Bassa, C. G., Bhat, N. D. R., Brazier, A., Burgay, M., Burke-Spolaor, S., Caballero, R. N., Champion, D. J., Chatterjee, S., Chen, S., Cognard, I., Cordes, J. M., Crowter, K., Dai, S., Desvignes, G., Dolch, T., Ferdman, R. D., Ferrara, E. C., Fonseca, E., Goldstein, J. M., Graikou, E., Guillemot, L., Hazboun, J. S., Hobbs, G., Hu, H., Islo, K., Janssen, G. H., Karuppusamy, R., Kramer, M., Lam, M. T., Lee, K. J., Liu, K., Luo, J., Lyne, A. G., Manchester, R. N., McKee, J. W., McLaughlin, M. A., Mingarelli, C. M. F., Parthasarathy, A. P., Pennucci, T. T., Perrodin, D., Possenti, A., Reardon, D. J., Russell, C. J., Sanidas, S. A., Sesana, A., Shaifullah, G., Shannon, R. M., Siemens, X., Simon, J., Spiewak, R., Stairs, I. H., Stappers, B. W., Swiggum, J. K., Taylor, S. R., Theureau, G., Tiburzi, C., Vallisneri, M., Vecchio, A., Wang, J. B., Zhang, S. B., Zhang, L., Zhu, W. W., and Zhu, X. J. 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490, 4666-4687 (12/2019) 

Faint Repetitions from a Bright Fast Radio Burst Source 

Kumar, Pravir, Shannon, R. M., Osłowski, Stefan, Qiu, Hao, Bhandari, Shivani, Farah, Wael, Flynn, Chris, Kerr, Matthew, Lorimer, D. R., Macquart, J. -P., Ng, Cherry, Phillips, C. J., Price, Danny C., and Spiewak, Renée 

The Astrophysical Journal, 887, L30 (12/2019) 

Strong Excess Faraday Rotation on the Inside of the Sagittarius Spiral Arm 

Shanahan, R., Lemmer, S. J., Stil, J. M., Beuther, H., Wang, Y., Soler, J., Anderson, L. D., Bigiel, F., Glover, S. C. O., Goldsmith, P., Klessen, R. S., McClure-Griffiths, N. M., Reissl, S., Rugel, M., and Smith, R. J. 

The Astrophysical Journal, 887, L7 (12/2019) 

A Deep Targeted Search for Fast Radio Bursts from the Sites of Low-redshift Short Gamma-Ray Bursts 

Madison, D. R., Agarwal, D., Aggarwal, K., Young, O., Cromartie, H. T., Lam, M. T., Chatterjee, S., Cordes, J. M., Garver-Daniels, N., Lorimer, D. R., Lynch, R. S., McLaughlin, M. A., Ransom, S. M., and Wharton, R. S. 

The Astrophysical Journal, 887, 252 (12/2019) 

Metallicity Structure in the Milky Way Disk Revealed by Galactic H II Regions 

Wenger, Trey V., Balser, Dana S., Anderson, L. D., and Bania, T. M. 

The Astrophysical Journal, 887, 114 (12/2019) 

Eight Millisecond Pulsars Discovered in the Arecibo PALFA Survey 

Parent, E., Kaspi, V. M., Ransom, S. M., Freire, P. C. C., Brazier, A., Camilo, F., Chatterjee, S., Cordes, J. M., Crawford, F., Deneva, J. S., Ferdman, R. D., Hessels, J. W. T., van Leeuwen, J., Lyne, A. G., Madsen, E. C., McLaughlin, M. A., Patel, C., Scholz, P., Stairs, I. H., Stappers, B. W., and Zhu, W. W. 

The Astrophysical Journal, 886, 148 (12/2019)   


Estimates of Fast Radio Burst Dispersion Measures from Cosmological Simulations 

Pol, N., Lam, M. T., McLaughlin, M. A., Lazio, T. J. W., and Cordes, J. M. 

The Astrophysical Journal, 886, 135 (12/2019) 

Tests of general relativity with the binary black hole signals from the LIGO-Virgo catalog GWTC-1 

Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abraham, S., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., et al.; LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and Virgo Collaboration 

Physical Review D, 100, 104036 (11/2019) 

A pulsar-based timescale from the International Pulsar Timing Array 

Hobbs, G., Guo, L., Caballero, R. N., Coles, W., Lee, K. J., Manchester, R. N., Reardon, D. J., Matsakis, D., Tong, M. L., Arzoumanian, Z., Bailes, M., Bassa, C. G., Bhat, N. D. R., Brazier, A., Burke-Spolaor, S., Champion, D. J., Chatterjee, S., Cognard, I., Dai, S., Desvignes, G., Dolch, T., Ferdman, R. D., Graikou, E., Guillemot, L., Janssen, G. H., Keith, M. J., Kerr, M., Kramer, M., Lam, M. T., Liu, K., Lyne, A., Lazio, T. J. W., Lynch, R., McKee, J. W., McLaughlin, M. A., Mingarelli, C. M. F., Nice, D. J., Osłowski, S., Pennucci, T. T., Perera, B. B. P., Perrodin, D., Possenti, A., Russell, C. J., Sanidas, S., Sesana, A., Shaifullah, G., Shannon, R. M., Simon, J., Spiewak, R., Stairs, I. H., Stappers, B. W., Swiggum, J. K., Taylor, S. R., Theureau, G., Toomey, L., van Haasteren, R., Wang, J. B., Wang, Y., and Zhu, X. J. 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2672 (11/2019) 

A fast radio burst in the direction of the Virgo Cluster 

Agarwal, Devansh, Lorimer, Duncan R., Fialkov, Anastasia, Bannister, Keith W., Shannon, Ryan M., Farah, Wael, Bhandari, Shivani, Macquart, Jean-Pierre, Flynn, Chris, Pignata, Giuliano, Tejos, Nicolas, Gregg, Benjamin, Osłowski, Stefan, Rajwade, Kaustubh, Mickaliger, Mitchell B., Stappers, Benjamin W., Li, Di, Zhu, Weiwei, Qian, Lei, Yue, Youling, Wang, Pei, and Loeb, Abraham 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 490, 1-8 (11/2019) 

GBTrans: a commensal search for radio pulses with the Green Bank 20-m telescope 

Golpayegani, Golnoosh, Lorimer, Duncan R., Ellingson, Steven W., Agarwal, Devansh, Young, Olivia, Ghigo, Frank, Prestage, Richard, Rajwade, Kaustubh, McLaughlin, Maura A., and Mingyar, Michael 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489, 4001-4006 (11/2019) 

Non-detection of fast radio bursts from six gamma-ray burst remnants with possible magnetar engines 

Men, Yunpeng, Aggarwal, Kshitij, Li, Ye, Palaniswamy, pya, Burke-Spolaor, Sarah, Lee, K. J., Luo, Rui, Demorest, Paul, Tendulkar, Shriharsh, Agarwal, Devansh, Young, Olivia, and Zhang, Bing 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489, 3643-3647 (11/2019) 

Search for Gravitational-wave Signals Associated with Gamma-Ray Bursts during the Second Observing Run of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo 

Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abraham, S., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., et al.; The LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the Virgo Collaboration

The Astrophysical Journal, 886, 75 (11/2019) 

A Search for Late-time Radio Emission and Fast Radio Bursts from Superluminous Supernovae 

Law, C. J., Omand, C. M. B., Kashiyama, K., Murase, K., Bower, G. C., Aggarwal, K., Burke-Spolaor, S., Butler, B. J., Demorest, P., Lazio, T. J. W., Linford, J., Tendulkar, S. P., and Rupen, M. P. 

The Astrophysical Journal, 886, 24 (11/2019) 

Electron Densities and Nitrogen Abundances in Ionized Gas Derived Using [N II] Fine-structure and Hydrogen Recombination Lines 

Pineda, Jorge L., Horiuchi, Shinji, Anderson, Loren D., Luisi, Matteo, Langer, William D., Goldsmith, Paul F., Kuiper, Thomas B. H., Bryden, Geoff, Soriano, Melissa, and Lazio, T. Joseph W. 

The Astrophysical Journal, 886, 1 (11/2019) 

CHIME/FRB Discovery of Eight New Repeating Fast Radio Burst Sources CHIME/FRB Collaboration

Andersen, B. C., Bandura, K., Bhardwaj, M., Boubel, P., Boyce, M. M., Boyle, P. J., Brar, C., Cassanelli, T., Chawla, P., Cubranic, D., Deng, M., Dobbs, M., Fandino, M., Fonseca, E., Gaensler, B. M., Gilbert, A. J., Giri, U., Good, D. C., Halpern, M., Hill, A. S., Hinshaw, G., Höfer, C., Josephy, A., Kaspi, V. M., Kothes, R., Landecker, T. L., Lang, D. A., Li, D. Z., Lin, H. -H., Masui, K. W., Mena-Parra, J., Merryfield, M., Mckinven, R., Michilli, D., Milutinovic, N., Naidu, A., Newburgh, L. B., Ng, C., Patel, C., Pen, U., Pinsonneault-Marotte, T., Pleunis, Z., Rafiei-Ravandi, M., Rahman, M., Ransom, S. M., Renard, A., Scholz, P., Siegel, S. R., Singh, S., Smith, K. M., Stairs, I. H., Tendulkar, S. P., Tretyakov, I., Vanderlinde, K., Yadav, P., and Zwaniga, A. V. 

The Astrophysical Journal, 885, L24 (11/2019) 

Search for Subsolar Mass Ultracompact Binaries in Advanced LIGO's Second Observing Run 

Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abraham, S., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., et al.; LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and Virgo Collaboration 

Physical Review Letters, 123, 161102 (10/2019) 

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Enabling real-time multi-messenger astrophysics discoveries with deep learning 

Huerta, E. A., Allen, Gabrielle, Andreoni, Igor, Antelis, Javier M., Bachelet, Etienne, Berriman, G. Bruce, Bianco, Federica B., Biswas, Rahul, Carrasco Kind, Matias, Chard, Kyle, Cho, Minsik, Cowperthwaite, Philip S., Etienne, Zachariah B., Fishbach, Maya, Forster, Francisco, George, Daniel, Gibbs, Tom, Graham, Matthew, Gropp, William, Gruendl, Robert, Gupta, Anushri, Haas, Roland, Habib, Sarah, Jennings, Elise, Johnson, Margaret W. G., Katsavounidis, Erik, Katz, Daniel S., Khan, Asad, Kindratenko, Volodymyr, Kramer, William T. C., Liu, Xin, Mahabal, Ashish, Marka, Zsuzsa, McHenry, Kenton, Miller, J. M., Moreno, Claudia, Neubauer, M. S., Oberlin, Steve, Olivas, Alexander R., Petravick, Donald, Rebei, Adam, Rosofsky, Shawn, Ruiz, Milton, Saxton, Aaron, Schutz, Bernard F., Schwing, Alex, Seidel, Ed, Shapiro, Stuart L., Shen, Hongyu, Shen, Yue, Singer, Leo P., Sipocz, Brigitta M., Sun, Lunan, Towns, John, Tsokaros, Antonios, Wei, Wei, Wells, Jack, Williams, Timothy J., Xiong, Jinjun, and Zhao, Zhizhen 

Nature Reviews Physics, 1, 600-608 (10/2019) 

A 21 cm pilot survey for pulsars and transients using the Focal L-Band Array for the Green Bank Telescope 

Rajwade, K. M., Agarwal, D., Lorimer, D. R., Pingel, N. M., Pisano, D. J., Ruzindana, M., Jeffs, B., Warnick, K. F., Roshi, D. A., and McLaughlin, M. A. 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 489, 1709-1718 (10/2019) 

Linking long- and short-term emission variability in pulsars 

Brook, P. R., Karastergiou, A., and Johnston, S. 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 488, 5702-5712 (10/2019) 

Molecular envelope around the HII region RCW 120 

Kirsanova, M. S., Pavlyuchenkov, Ya N., Wiebe, D. S., Boley, P. A., Salii, S. V., Kalenskii, S. V., Sobolev, A. M., and Anderson, L. D. 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 488, 5641-5650 (10/2019) 

KFPA Examinations of Young STellar Object Natal Environments (KEYSTONE): Hierarchical Ammonia Structures in Galactic Giant Molecular Clouds 

Keown, Jared, Di Francesco, James, Rosolowsky, Erik, Singh, Ayushi, Figura, Charles, Kirk, Helen, Anderson, L. D., Chen, Michael Chun-Yuan, Elia, Davide, Friesen, Rachel, Ginsburg, Adam, Marston, A., Pezzuto, Stefano, Schisano, Eugenio, Bontemps, Sylvain, Caselli, Paola, Liu, Hong-Li, Longmore, Steven, Motte, Frédérique, Myers, Philip C., Offner, Stella S. R., Sanhueza, Patricio, Schneider, Nicola, Stephens, Ian, Urquhart, James, and KEYSTONE Collaboration 

The Astrophysical Journal, 884, 4 (10/2019) 

Search for Eccentric Binary Black Hole Mergers with Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo during Their First and Second Observing Runs 

Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abraham, S., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., et al.; LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration

The Astrophysical Journal, 883, 149 (10/2019) 

Search for intermediate mass black hole binaries in the first and second observing runs of the Advanced LIGO and Virgo network 

Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abraham, S., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, A., Adams, C., et al.; LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and Virgo Collaboration 

Physical Review D, 100, 064064 (09/2019) 

Directional limits on persistent gravitational waves using data from Advanced LIGO's first two observing runs 

Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abraham, S., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., et al.; LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and Virgo Collaboration 

Physical Review D, 100, 062001 (09/2019) 

Search for the isotropic stochastic background using data from Advanced LIGO's second observing run 

Abbott, B. P., Abbott, R., Abbott, T. D., Abraham, S., Acernese, F., Ackley, K., Adams, C., et al.; LIGO Scientific, and Virgo Collaboration 

Physical Review D, 100, 061101 (09/2019) 

Relativistic Shapiro delay measurements of an extremely massive millisecond pulsar 

Cromartie, H. T., Fonseca, E., Ransom, S. M., Demorest, P. B., Arzoumanian, Z., Blumer, H., Brook, P. R., DeCesar, M. E., Dolch, T., Ellis, J. A., Ferdman, R. D., Ferrara, E. C., Garver-Daniels, N., Gentile, P. A., Jones, M. L., Lam, M. T., Lorimer, D. R., Lynch, R. S., McLaughlin, M. A., Ng, C., Nice, D. J., Pennucci, T. T., Spiewak, R., Stairs, I. H., Stovall, K., Swiggum, J. K., and Zhu, W. W. 

Nature Astronomy, 439 (09/2019) 

The Milky Way Project second data release: bubbles and bow shocks 

Jayasinghe, Tharindu, Dixon, Don, Povich, Matthew S., Binder, Breanna, Velasco, Jose, Lepore, Denise M., Xu, Duo, Offner, Stella, Kobulnicky, Henry A., Anderson, Loren D., Kendrew, Sarah, and Simpson, Robert J. 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 488, 1141-1165 (09/2019) 

Commensal discovery of four fast radio bursts during Parkes Pulsar Timing Array observations 

Osłowski, S., Shannon, R. M., Ravi, V., Kaczmarek, J. F., Zhang, S., Hobbs, G., Bailes, M., Russell, C. J., van Straten, W., James, C. W., Jameson, A., Mahony, E. K., Kumar, P., Andreoni, I., Bhat, N. D. R., Burke-Spolaor, S., Dai, S., Dempsey, J., Kerr, M., Manchester, R. N., Parthasarathy, A., Reardon, D., Sarkissian, J. M., Spiewak, R., Toomey, L., Wang, J. -B., Zhang, L., and Zhu, X. -J. 

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 488, 868-875 (09/2019)