Top Cited Articles of All Time (1997 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (1997 edition) in the hep-th archive

Keep in mind that citation counts can never be exact, there is something like a 5% error in most of these numbers. Please do not fret about number 32 versus 33, as this is often not a statistically significant difference. More information about citations in INSPIRE can be found here.

Also note that the counts shown, and used in the rankings, are the counts as of 2018-12-30. Further, the counts shown by the ranking are only the cites satisfying the criteria for that list. Actual citation numbers in the database may change as corrections are made and papers are added, the links will take you to the updated numbers.

Annual and All-time 1997 editions

1997 reports for eprints

  1. 812 citations up to the end of 1997
  2. 693 citations up to the end of 1997
  3. 623 citations up to the end of 1997
  4. 523 citations up to the end of 1997
  5. 516 citations up to the end of 1997
  6. 502 citations up to the end of 1997
  7. 440 citations up to the end of 1997
  8. 362 citations up to the end of 1997
  9. 340 citations up to the end of 1997
  10. 329 citations up to the end of 1997
  11. 292 citations up to the end of 1997
    Evidence for F theory
    Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.). Feb 1996. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B469 (1996) 403-418
    HUTP-96-A004
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00172-1
    e-Print: hep-th/9602022 | PDF

  12. 292 citations up to the end of 1997
  13. 289 citations up to the end of 1997
  14. 285 citations up to the end of 1997
  15. 278 citations up to the end of 1997
  16. 278 citations up to the end of 1997
  17. 255 citations up to the end of 1997
  18. 247 citations up to the end of 1997
  19. 247 citations up to the end of 1997
  20. 244 citations up to the end of 1997
  21. 242 citations up to the end of 1997
  22. 223 citations up to the end of 1997
  23. 221 citations up to the end of 1997
  24. 217 citations up to the end of 1997
  25. 216 citations up to the end of 1997
  26. 216 citations up to the end of 1997
  27. 207 citations up to the end of 1997
  28. 201 citations up to the end of 1997
    An SL(2,Z) multiplet of type IIB superstrings
    John H. Schwarz (Caltech). Aug 1995. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B360 (1995) 13-18, Erratum: Phys.Lett. B364 (1995) 252
    CALT-68-2013
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01405-5, 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01138-G
    e-Print: hep-th/9508143 | PDF

  29. 196 citations up to the end of 1997
  30. 195 citations up to the end of 1997
  31. 194 citations up to the end of 1997
  32. 188 citations up to the end of 1997
  33. 185 citations up to the end of 1997
  34. 185 citations up to the end of 1997
  35. 184 citations up to the end of 1997
  36. 181 citations up to the end of 1997
  37. 180 citations up to the end of 1997
    Lectures on superstring and M theory dualities: Given at ICTP Spring School and at TASI Summer School
    John H. Schwarz (Caltech). Mar 1996. 66 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 55B (1997) 1-32
    CALT-68-2065
    DOI: 10.1016/S0920-5632(97)00070-4
    Lectures given at Conference: C96-06-02, Lectures given at Conference: C96-03-18.1, p.1-32 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9607201 | PDF

  38. 178 citations up to the end of 1997
    Branes within branes
    Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway). Dec 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in NATO Sci.Ser.C 520 (1999) 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  39. 175 citations up to the end of 1997
  40. 175 citations up to the end of 1997
  41. 171 citations up to the end of 1997
  42. 171 citations up to the end of 1997
    Duality symmetric actions
    John H. Schwarz (Santa Barbara, KITP & Caltech), Ashoke Sen (Santa Barbara, KITP & Tata Inst.). Apr 1993. 39 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B411 (1994) 35-63
    NSF-ITP-93-46, CALT-68-1863, TIFR-TH-93-19
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)90053-1
    e-Print: hep-th/9304154 | PDF

  43. 169 citations up to the end of 1997
  44. 169 citations up to the end of 1997
    Lectures on supersymmetric gauge theories and electric-magnetic duality
    Kenneth A. Intriligator, N. Seiberg (Rutgers U., Piscataway & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Mar 1995. 44 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 45BC (1996) 1-28, Subnucl.Ser. 34 (1997) 237-299
    RU-95-48, IASSNS-HEP-95-70
    DOI: 10.1016/0920-5632(95)00626-5
    Conference: C96-07-03, Conference: C95-03-27, Conference: C95-06-04.1, p.223-266, Conference: C95-06-12.1, p.25-65, Conference: C95-07-11.2, p.161-199, Conference: C96-03-18.1, p.157-183 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9509066 | PDF

  45. 167 citations up to the end of 1997
  46. 166 citations up to the end of 1997
    Phases of N=2 theories in two-dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jan 1993. 93 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B403 (1993) 159-222, AMS/IP Stud.Adv.Math. 1 (1996) 143-211
    IASSNS-HEP-93-3
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90033-L
    e-Print: hep-th/9301042 | PDF

  47. 164 citations up to the end of 1997
  48. 164 citations up to the end of 1997
  49. 162 citations up to the end of 1997
  50. 161 citations up to the end of 1997
  51. 161 citations up to the end of 1997
  52. 157 citations up to the end of 1997
  53. 154 citations up to the end of 1997
  54. 154 citations up to the end of 1997
  55. 153 citations up to the end of 1997
  56. 152 citations up to the end of 1997
  57. 151 citations up to the end of 1997
  58. 147 citations up to the end of 1997
  59. 146 citations up to the end of 1997
  60. 145 citations up to the end of 1997
  61. 141 citations up to the end of 1997
  62. 140 citations up to the end of 1997
  63. 139 citations up to the end of 1997
  64. 137 citations up to the end of 1997
  65. 136 citations up to the end of 1997
  66. 134 citations up to the end of 1997
  67. 133 citations up to the end of 1997
  68. 132 citations up to the end of 1997
  69. 130 citations up to the end of 1997
  70. 129 citations up to the end of 1997
  71. 129 citations up to the end of 1997
  72. 127 citations up to the end of 1997
  73. 126 citations up to the end of 1997
  74. 125 citations up to the end of 1997
  75. 125 citations up to the end of 1997
  76. 125 citations up to the end of 1997
  77. 125 citations up to the end of 1997
  78. 124 citations up to the end of 1997
  79. 123 citations up to the end of 1997
    D-brane dynamics
    C. Bachas (Santa Barbara, KITP & Ecole Polytechnique). Nov 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B374 (1996) 37-42
    NSF-ITP-95-144, CPTH-S388-1195
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(96)00238-9
    e-Print: hep-th/9511043 | PDF

  80. 121 citations up to the end of 1997
  81. 121 citations up to the end of 1997
  82. 120 citations up to the end of 1997
  83. 120 citations up to the end of 1997
  84. 119 citations up to the end of 1997
  85. 117 citations up to the end of 1997
  86. 116 citations up to the end of 1997
    Dual string pairs with N=1 and N=2 supersymmetry in four-dimensions
    Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.), Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jul 1995. 41 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 46 (1996) 225-247
    HUTP-95-A023, IASSNS-HEP-95-58
    DOI: 10.1016/0920-5632(96)00025-4
    Prepared for ICTP Trieste Conference on Physical and Mathema Conference: C95-06-05.1, Conference: C95-06-12.8, p.225-247 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9507050 | PDF

  87. 115 citations up to the end of 1997
  88. 115 citations up to the end of 1997
  89. 115 citations up to the end of 1997
  90. 115 citations up to the end of 1997
  91. 113 citations up to the end of 1997
  92. 113 citations up to the end of 1997
  93. 112 citations up to the end of 1997
  94. 112 citations up to the end of 1997
  95. 111 citations up to the end of 1997
    Open Strings and their Symmetry Groups
    Augusto Sagnotti (Rome U., Tor Vergata & INFN, Rome). Sep 1987. 12 pp.
    Published in IN *CARGESE 1987, PROCEEDINGS, NONPERTURBATIVE QUANTUM FIELD THEORY* 521-528 AND ROME II UNIV. - ROM2F-87-025 (87,REC.MAR.88) 12p
    ROM2F-87-25
    Talk presented at Conference: C87-07-16.1 (Cargese Summer Inst.1987:0521-528), p.0521-528
    e-Print: hep-th/0208020 | PDF

  96. 111 citations up to the end of 1997
  97. 111 citations up to the end of 1997
  98. 109 citations up to the end of 1997
  99. 109 citations up to the end of 1997
  100. 109 citations up to the end of 1997