Observation of gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (6), 061102, 2016 | 22371* | 2016 |

Advanced ligo J Aasi, BP Abbott, R Abbott, T Abbott, MR Abernathy, K Ackley, C Adams, ... Classical and quantum gravity 32 (7), 074001, 2015 | 5884* | 2015 |

GW150914: The Advanced LIGO detectors in the era of first discoveries BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (13), 131103, 2016 | 2925 | 2016 |

Binary black hole mergers in the first advanced LIGO observing run BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical Review X 6 (4), 041015, 2016 | 1881 | 2016 |

Tests of general relativity with GW150914 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (22), 221101, 2016 | 1810 | 2016 |

Enhanced sensitivity of the LIGO gravitational wave detector by using squeezed states of light J Aasi, J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, C Adams, ... Nature Photonics 7 (8), 613-619, 2013 | 1427 | 2013 |

Exploring the sensitivity of next generation gravitational wave detectors BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, K Ackley, C Adams, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 34 (4), 044001, 2017 | 1321 | 2017 |

Parameter estimation for compact binaries with ground-based gravitational-wave observations using the LALInference software library J Veitch, V Raymond, B Farr, W Farr, P Graff, S Vitale, B Aylott, ... Physical Review D 91 (4), 042003, 2015 | 1110 | 2015 |

Properties of the binary black hole merger GW150914 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (24), 241102, 2016 | 1102 | 2016 |

Astrophysical implications of the binary black hole merger GW150914 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... The Astrophysical Journal Letters 818 (2), L22, 2016 | 852 | 2016 |

Characterization of the LIGO detectors during their sixth science run J Aasi, J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, T Abbott, MR Abernathy, T Accadia, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 32 (11), 115012, 2015 | 594 | 2015 |

GW150914: First results from the search for binary black hole coalescence with Advanced LIGO BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical Review D 93 (12), 122003, 2016 | 591 | 2016 |

Characterization of transient noise in Advanced LIGO relevant to gravitational wave signal GW150914 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Classical and Quantum Gravity 33 (13), 134001, 2016 | 454 | 2016 |

GW150914: Implications for the stochastic gravitational-wave background from binary black holes BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (13), 131102, 2016 | 442 | 2016 |

The rate of binary black hole mergers inferred from Advanced LIGO observations surrounding GW150914 BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... The Astrophysical journal letters 833 (1), L1, 2016 | 343 | 2016 |

Supplement:“localization and broadband follow-up of the gravitational-wave transient GW150914”(2016, ApJL, 826, L13) BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 225 (1), 8, 2016 | 323 | 2016 |

The first two years of electromagnetic follow-up with Advanced LIGO and Virgo LP Singer, LR Price, B Farr, AL Urban, C Pankow, S Vitale, J Veitch, ... The Astrophysical Journal 795 (2), 105, 2014 | 277 | 2014 |

Observing gravitational-wave transient GW150914 with minimal assumptions BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical Review D 93 (12), 122004, 2016 | 241 | 2016 |

Parameter estimation for compact binary coalescence signals with the first generation gravitational-wave detector network J Aasi, J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, M Abernathy, T Accadia, ... Physical Review D—Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology 88 (6), 062001, 2013 | 240 | 2013 |

Directly comparing GW150914 with numerical solutions of Einstein’s equations for binary black hole coalescence BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical Review D 94 (6), 064035, 2016 | 238 | 2016 |