Top Cited Articles of All Time (1998 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (1998 edition) cited by papers in the gr-qc 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 1998 editions

1998 reports for eprints

  1. 286 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020

  2. 252 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    Wave Function of the Universe
    J.B. Hartle (Chicago U., EFI & Santa Barbara, KITP), S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U. & Santa Barbara, KITP). Jul 1983. 46 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D28 (1983) 2960-2975, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 174-189
    PRINT-83-0937 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.28.2960

  3. 222 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  4. 203 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  5. 190 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  6. 167 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  7. 157 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  8. 153 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  9. 151 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  10. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  11. 139 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  12. 133 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  13. 131 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  14. 131 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  15. 129 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  16. 125 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  17. 120 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  18. 112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  19. 110 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    The Quantum State of the Universe
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Nov 1983. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B239 (1984) 257, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 236-255
    PRINT-84-0117 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(84)90093-2

  20. 106 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  21. 105 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  22. 100 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    Singular hypersurfaces and thin shells in general relativity
    W. Israel (Alberta U.). 1966.
    Published in Nuovo Cim. B44S10 (1966) 1, Nuovo Cim. B44 (1966) 1, Erratum: Nuovo Cim. B48 (1967) 463
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02712210, 10.1007/BF02710419

  23. 98 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  24. 97 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  25. 93 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  26. 92 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  27. 89 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  28. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  29. 84 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  30. 83 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  31. 83 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    The Origin of Structure in the Universe
    J.J. Halliwell, S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U. & Munich, Max Planck Inst.). Oct 1984. 48 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D31 (1985) 1777, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 277-291
    Print-85-0265 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.31.1777

  32. 80 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  33. 79 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  34. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  35. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  36. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    On the Quantum Structure of a Black Hole
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 1984. 19 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B256 (1985) 727-745
    Print-84-0924 (UTRECHT)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(85)90418-3

  37. 77 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  38. 76 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  39. 76 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  40. 75 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    Extended Inflationary Cosmology
    Daile La, Paul J. Steinhardt (Pennsylvania U.). Jan 3, 1989. 11 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 62 (1989) 376, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 62 (1989) 1066
    PRINT-89-0009 (PENN)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.62.1066, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.62.376

  41. 75 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  42. 73 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  43. 72 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  44. 72 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  45. 71 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  46. 70 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  47. 70 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  48. 69 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  49. 69 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  50. 68 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  51. 68 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    Structure in the COBE differential microwave radiometer first year maps
    COBE Collaboration (George F. Smoot et al.). Apr 1992. 19 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.J. 396 (1992) L1-L5
    PRINT-92-0148 (UC,BERKELEY)
    DOI: 10.1086/186504

  52. 68 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  53. 67 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  54. 67 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  55. 66 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  56. 66 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  57. 66 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  58. 66 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  59. 66 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  60. 65 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  61. 65 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  62. 65 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  63. 64 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  64. 64 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    A New Type of Isotropic Cosmological Models Without Singularity
    Alexei A. Starobinsky (Cambridge U. & Landau Inst.). 1980. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B91 (1980) 99-102, Phys.Lett. 91B (1980) 99-102, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 130-133
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(80)90670-X

  65. 64 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  66. 64 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  67. 63 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  68. 63 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  69. 63 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  70. 63 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  71. 62 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  72. 61 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  73. 61 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  74. 61 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  75. 60 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  76. 60 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    Cosmic Strings and Domain Walls
    Alexander Vilenkin (Tufts U.). Oct 1984. 104 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 121 (1985) 263-315
    PRINT-84-0840 (TUFTS)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(85)90033-X

  77. 60 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  78. 60 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  79. 59 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    Gravitational collapse: The role of general relativity
    R. Penrose (Birkbeck Coll.). 1969. 25 pp.
    Published in Riv.Nuovo Cim. 1 (1969) 252-276, Gen.Rel.Grav. 34 (2002) 1141-1165

  80. 59 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  81. 58 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  82. 58 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  83. 57 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  84. 57 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  85. 56 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  86. 56 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  87. 56 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  88. 56 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  89. 56 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  90. 55 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  91. 55 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  92. 55 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  93. 54 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  94. 54 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    A Simple Proof of the Positive Energy Theorem
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Jan 1981. 37 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 80 (1981) 381
    Print-81-0057 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01208277

  95. 54 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  96. 54 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  97. 54 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  98. 54 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
    Logical Reformulation of Quantum Mechanics. 1. Foundations
    Roland Omnes (Orsay, LPT). Mar 1988. 60 pp.
    Published in J.Statist.Phys. 53 (1988) 893-932
    LPTHE-ORSAY-88-12-1, LPTHE-ORSAY-87-45
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01014230

  99. 54 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998
  100. 54 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 1998