Top Cited Articles of All Time (2000 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2000 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 2016-12-31. 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 2000 editions

2000 reports for eprints

  1. 420 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  2. 319 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  3. 258 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  4. 248 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  5. 243 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  6. 226 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  7. 221 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  8. 220 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  9. 204 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  10. 189 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  11. 184 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  12. 182 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  13. 176 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  14. 174 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  15. 169 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  16. 150 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  17. 149 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  18. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  19. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    Discreteness of area and volume in quantum gravity
    Carlo Rovelli (Pittsburgh U.), Lee Smolin (Penn State U.). Nov 1994. 36 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B442 (1995) 593-622, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B456 (1995) 753-754
    CGPG-94-11-1
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00150-Q, 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00550-5
    e-Print: gr-qc/9411005 | PDF

  20. 141 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  21. 141 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    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

  22. 133 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    The Quantum State of the Universe
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Nov 1983. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B239 (1984) 257
    PRINT-84-0117 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(84)90093-2

  23. 129 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  24. 129 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    Three-Dimensional Einstein Gravity: Dynamics of Flat Space
    Stanley Deser (Brandeis U.), R. Jackiw (MIT, LNS), Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Sep 1983. 28 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 152 (1984) 220
    BRX-TH-137, PRINT-83-0884 (BRANDEIS)
    DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(84)90085-X

  25. 129 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  26. 120 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  27. 120 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  28. 117 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  29. 115 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  30. 112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  31. 110 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    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

  32. 110 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  33. 109 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  34. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  35. 107 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  36. 106 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  37. 102 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  38. 102 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  39. 101 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  40. 99 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  41. 99 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  42. 98 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  43. 98 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  44. 97 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    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.62.376

  45. 97 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  46. 96 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  47. 95 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  48. 95 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    The Chronology protection conjecture
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Jul 1991. 24 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D46 (1992) 603-611
    DAMTP-R-91-15
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.46.603

  49. 93 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  50. 93 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  51. 92 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    Black hole entropy is the Noether charge
    Robert M. Wald (Chicago U., EFI & Chicago U.). Aug 5, 1993. 16 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D48 (1993) no.8, R3427-R3431
    EFI-93-42
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.48.R3427
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307038 | PDF

  52. 92 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  53. 91 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  54. 91 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  55. 90 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    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

  56. 89 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  57. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  58. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    The Cosmological Constant Problem
    Steven Weinberg (Texas U.). May 1988. 82 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 61 (1989) 1-23
    UTTG-12-88
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.61.1

  59. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  60. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  61. 87 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    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

  62. 86 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  63. 86 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  64. 85 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  65. 84 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  66. 83 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  67. 82 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  68. 81 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  69. 80 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  70. 80 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  71. 79 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  72. 79 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  73. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  74. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  75. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  76. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  77. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  78. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  79. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  80. 77 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    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

  81. 76 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  82. 76 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  83. 75 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  84. 75 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  85. 75 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  86. 74 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  87. 74 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  88. 74 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  89. 72 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    General Relativity Without Coordinates
    T. Regge (Princeton U.). 1961. 14 pp.
    Published in Nuovo Cim. 19 (1961) 558-571
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02733251

  90. 72 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  91. 72 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
    Amplification of gravitational waves in an istropic universe
    L.P. Grishchuk (Sternberg Astron. Inst.). Apr 1974.
    Published in Sov.Phys.JETP 40 (1975) 409-415, Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz. 67 (1974) 825-838

  92. 72 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  93. 71 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  94. 71 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  95. 71 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  96. 71 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  97. 70 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  98. 70 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  99. 70 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000
  100. 70 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2000