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 | 14364 | 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 | 5059* | 2015 |

GW151226: observation of gravitational waves from a 22-solar-mass binary black hole coalescence BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... Physical review letters 116 (24), 241103, 2016 | 3897 | 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 | 1722 | 2016 |

Tests of general relativity with GW150914 L Scientific, V Collaborations, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, ... Physical review letters 116 (22), 221101, 2016 | 1578 | 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 | 1246 | 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 | 1079 | 2017 |

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 | 975 | 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 | 787 | 2016 |

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 | 727 | 2016 |

Sensitivity of the Advanced LIGO detectors at the beginning of gravitational wave astronomy DV Martynov, ED Hall, BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, C Adams, ... Physical Review D 93 (11), 112004, 2016 | 551 | 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 | 541 | 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 | 497 | 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 | 417 | 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 | 413 | 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 | 314 | 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 | 292 | 2016 |

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 | 221 | 2016 |

Upper limits on the rates of binary neutron star and neutron star–black hole mergers from advanced LIGO’s first observing run BP Abbott, R Abbott, TD Abbott, MR Abernathy, F Acernese, K Ackley, ... The Astrophysical Journal Letters 832 (2), L21, 2016 | 198 | 2016 |

Gravitational waves from known pulsars: results from the initial detector era J Aasi, J Abadie, BP Abbott, R Abbott, T Abbott, MR Abernathy, T Accadia, ... The Astrophysical Journal 785 (2), 119, 2014 | 196 | 2014 |