Top Cited Articles of All Time (2000 edition) by hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2000 edition) cited by papers 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 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.

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  1. 1565 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    The Large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity
    Juan Martin Maldacena (Harvard U.). Nov 1997. 21 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Theor.Phys. 38 (1999) 1113-1133, Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 2 (1998) 231-252
    HUTP-97-A097, HUTP-98-A097
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1026654312961
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 1154 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  3. 1100 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  4. 1072 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  5. 995 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  6. 962 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  7. 945 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  8. 867 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  9. 683 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  10. 680 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  11. 605 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  12. 595 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  13. 559 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  14. 538 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  15. 530 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  16. 493 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  17. 492 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  18. 475 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Nonabelian Bosonization in Two-Dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1983. 30 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 92 (1984) 455-472
    PRINT-83-0934 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01215276

  19. 471 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    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

  20. 470 citations by hep-th 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

  21. 457 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  22. 455 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  23. 437 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  24. 428 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    An Alternative to compactification
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). Jun 1999. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 4690-4693
    MIT-CTP-2874, PUPT-1867, BUHEP-99-13
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.4690
    e-Print: hep-th/9906064 | PDF

  25. 427 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Topologically Massive Gauge Theories
    Stanley Deser (Brandeis U.), R. Jackiw, S. Templeton (MIT, LNS). Dec 1981. 70 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 140 (1982) 372-411, Annals Phys. 281 (2000) 409-449, Erratum: Annals Phys. 185 (1988) 406
    MIT-CTP-964
    DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(82)90164-6, 10.1006/aphy.2000.6013

  26. 424 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  27. 410 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  28. 406 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  29. 393 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  30. 391 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  31. 383 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Fractal Structure of 2D Quantum Gravity
    V.G. Knizhnik, Alexander M. Polyakov, A.B. Zamolodchikov (Landau Inst.). Nov 15, 1988. 11 pp.
    Published in Mod.Phys.Lett. A3 (1988) 819
    PRINT-88-0812 (LANDAU)
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217732388000982

  32. 383 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  33. 383 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  34. 382 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  35. 375 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    String solitons
    M.J. Duff (Newton Inst. Math. Sci., Cambridge & Texas A-M), Ramzi R. Khuri (McGill U. & CERN), J.X. Lu (Texas A-M). Dec 1994. 150 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 259 (1995) 213-326
    NI-94017, CTP-TAMU-67-92, MCGILL-94-53, CERN-TH-7542-94
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(95)00002-X
    e-Print: hep-th/9412184 | PDF

  36. 366 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  37. 365 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  38. 362 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  39. 358 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  40. 358 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  41. 352 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    A Large mass hierarchy from a small extra dimension
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). May 1999. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 3370-3373
    MIT-CTP-2860, PUPT-1860, BUHEP-99-9
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.3370
    e-Print: hep-ph/9905221 | PDF

  42. 351 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  43. 350 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  44. 343 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    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)01138-G, 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01405-5
    e-Print: hep-th/9508143 | PDF

  45. 343 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  46. 341 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  47. 335 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  48. 334 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  49. 329 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  50. 325 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  51. 323 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  52. 323 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  53. 322 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Branes within branes
    Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway). Dec 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in In *Cargese 1997, Strings, branes and dualities* 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4, p.267-275 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  54. 321 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  55. 320 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  56. 320 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  57. 317 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  58. 313 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  59. 309 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  60. 309 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  61. 309 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  62. 308 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  63. 304 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  64. 300 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  65. 299 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  66. 299 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    D-branes from M-branes
    P.K. Townsend (Cambridge U.). Dec 1995. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B373 (1996) 68-75
    DAMTP-R-95-59
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(96)00104-9
    e-Print: hep-th/9512062 | PDF

  67. 296 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  68. 295 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  69. 294 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  70. 293 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  71. 292 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    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 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9607201 | PDF

  72. 285 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  73. 283 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Constraints on Supersymmetry Breaking
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Mar 1982. 64 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B202 (1982) 253
    PRINT-82-0163 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(82)90071-2

  74. 282 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  75. 281 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  76. 277 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  77. 277 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  78. 277 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Matrix string theory
    Robbert Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam U.), Erik P. Verlinde (CERN & Utrecht U.), Herman L. Verlinde (Amsterdam U.). Mar 1997. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B500 (1997) 43-61
    CERN-TH-97-034, CERN-TH-97-34, THU-97-06, UTFA-97-06
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(97)00326-X
    e-Print: hep-th/9703030 | PDF

  79. 275 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  80. 275 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  81. 274 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  82. 274 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Stability of Classical Solutions
    E.B. Bogomolny (Landau Inst.). Nov 1975. 19 pp.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 24 (1976) 449, Yad.Fiz. 24 (1976) 861-870
    PRINT-76-0543 (LANDAU-INST.)

  83. 271 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  84. 270 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  85. 269 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    The World as a hologram
    Leonard Susskind (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Sep 1994. 38 pp.
    Published in J.Math.Phys. 36 (1995) 6377-6396
    SU-ITP-94-33
    DOI: 10.1063/1.531249
    e-Print: hep-th/9409089 | PDF

  86. 269 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Some comments on string dynamics
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jul 1995. 21 pp.
    Published in In *Los Angeles 1995, Future perspectives in string theory* 501-523
    IASSNS-HEP-95-63, C95-03-13
    Contributed to Conference: C95-03-13, p.501-523 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9507121 | PDF

  87. 268 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  88. 267 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  89. 267 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  90. 266 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  91. 265 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  92. 262 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  93. 260 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Quantization of Lie Groups and Lie Algebras
    L.D. Faddeev, N.Yu. Reshetikhin, L.A. Takhtajan (Steklov Math. Inst., St. Petersburg). 1987. 16 pp.
    Published in Leningrad Math.J. 1 (1990) 193-225, Alg.Anal. 1 (1989) no.1, 178-206
    LOMI-E-14-87

  94. 260 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  95. 260 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  96. 259 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
    Strings on Orbifolds
    Lance J. Dixon, Jeffrey A. Harvey, C. Vafa, Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Jul 1985. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B261 (1985) 678-686
    PRINT-85-0616 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(85)90593-0

  97. 259 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  98. 257 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  99. 257 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000
  100. 257 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2000