@article{aa041dc9d57a4a27a1835c178094c69f,

title = "GW150914: First results from the search for binary black hole coalescence with Advanced LIGO",

abstract = "On September 14, 2015, at 09:50:45 UTC the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) simultaneously observed the binary black hole merger GW150914. We report the results of a matched-filter search using relativistic models of compact-object binaries that recovered GW150914 as the most significant event during the coincident observations between the two LIGO detectors from September 12 to October 20, 2015 GW150914 was observed with a matched-filter signal-to-noise ratio of 24 and a false alarm rate estimated to be less than 1 event per 203000 years, equivalent to a significance greater than 5.1 sigma.",

keywords = "GRAVITATIONAL-WAVES, COMPACT BINARIES, RADIATION, CHOICE, MERGER, FILTERS",

author = "B.P. Abbott and R. Abbott and T.D. Abbott and M.R. Abernathy and F. Acernese and K. Ackley and C. Adams and T. Adams and P. Addesso and R.X. Adhikari and V.B. Adya and C. Affeldt and M. Agathos and K. Agatsuma and N. Aggarwal and O.D. Aguiar and L. Aiello and A. Ain and P. Ajith and B. Allen and A. Allocca and P.A. Altin and S.B. Anderson and W.G. Anderson and K. Arai and M.C. Araya and C.C. Arceneaux and J.S. Areeda and N. Arnaud and K.G. Arun and S. Ascenzi and G. Ashton and M. Ast and S.M. Aston and P. Astone and P. Aufmuth and C. Aulbert and S. Babak and P. Bacon and M.K.M. Bader and P.T. Baker and F. Baldaccini and G. Ballardin and S.W. Ballmer and S.L. Danilishin and J. Hennig and S. Hild and J. Steinlechner and S. Steinlechner and {van den Brand}, J.F.J. and {LIGO Scientific Collaboration} and {Virgo Collaboration}",

year = "2016",

month = jun,

day = "7",

doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.93.122003",

language = "English",

volume = "93",

journal = "Physical Review D",

issn = "1550-7998",

publisher = "American Physical Society",

number = "12",

}