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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2000 edition) 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. 356 citations up to the end of 2000
  2. 229 citations up to the end of 2000
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Salamfest 1993:0284-296
    THU-93-26
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  3. 210 citations up to the end of 2000
  4. 197 citations 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

  5. 190 citations up to the end of 2000
  6. 188 citations up to the end of 2000
  7. 178 citations up to the end of 2000
  8. 171 citations up to the end of 2000
  9. 143 citations up to the end of 2000
  10. 139 citations up to the end of 2000
  11. 138 citations 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

  12. 130 citations up to the end of 2000
  13. 128 citations up to the end of 2000
  14. 124 citations up to the end of 2000
  15. 122 citations up to the end of 2000
  16. 120 citations up to the end of 2000
  17. 117 citations up to the end of 2000
  18. 115 citations up to the end of 2000
  19. 114 citations up to the end of 2000
  20. 110 citations up to the end of 2000
  21. 108 citations up to the end of 2000
  22. 103 citations up to the end of 2000
  23. 99 citations up to the end of 2000
  24. 99 citations up to the end of 2000
  25. 95 citations up to the end of 2000
  26. 94 citations up to the end of 2000
  27. 94 citations up to the end of 2000
  28. 93 citations up to the end of 2000
  29. 93 citations up to the end of 2000
  30. 92 citations up to the end of 2000
  31. 91 citations up to the end of 2000
    The (2+1)-Dimensional black hole
    Steven Carlip (UC, Davis). May 1995. 38 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 12 (1995) 2853-2880
    UCD-95-15
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/12/12/005
    e-Print: gr-qc/9506079 | PDF

  32. 90 citations up to the end of 2000
    The Origin of black hole entropy in string theory
    Gary T. Horowitz (UC, Santa Barbara). Feb 1996. 18 pp.
    Published in Astrophys.Space Sci.Libr. 211 (1997) 46
    UCSBTH-96-07, C96-02-01
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-011-5812-1_7
    Talk given at Conference: C96-02-01, p.46-63 Proceedings
    e-Print: gr-qc/9604051 | PDF

  33. 87 citations up to the end of 2000
  34. 85 citations up to the end of 2000
  35. 85 citations up to the end of 2000
  36. 83 citations up to the end of 2000
  37. 83 citations up to the end of 2000
    Quantum spin dynamics (QSD)
    T. Thiemann (Harvard U.). Jun 1996. 33 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 839-873
    HUTMP-96-B-351A
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/4/011
    e-Print: gr-qc/9606089 | PDF

  38. 82 citations up to the end of 2000
  39. 80 citations up to the end of 2000
  40. 79 citations up to the end of 2000
    Exponential potentials and cosmological scaling solutions
    Edmund J. Copeland, Andrew R Liddle (Sussex U.), David Wands (Portsmouth U.). Nov 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D57 (1998) 4686-4690
    SUSX-TH-97-022, SUSSEX-AST-97-11-1, PU-RCG-97-20
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.57.4686
    e-Print: gr-qc/9711068 | PDF

  41. 78 citations up to the end of 2000
  42. 77 citations up to the end of 2000
  43. 77 citations up to the end of 2000
  44. 76 citations up to the end of 2000
  45. 75 citations up to the end of 2000
  46. 74 citations up to the end of 2000
  47. 73 citations up to the end of 2000
    Topological censorship
    John L. Friedman (Santa Barbara, KITP & Wisconsin U., Milwaukee), Kristin Schleich, Donald M. Witt (British Columbia U.). Jun 8, 1993. 18 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 71 (1993) 1486-1489, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 75 (1995) 1872
    PRINT-93-0448 (SANTA-BARBARA,ITP), NSF-ITP-93-80
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.71.1486
    e-Print: gr-qc/9305017 | PDF

  48. 73 citations up to the end of 2000
  49. 73 citations up to the end of 2000
  50. 72 citations up to the end of 2000
  51. 72 citations up to the end of 2000
  52. 71 citations up to the end of 2000
  53. 70 citations up to the end of 2000
  54. 70 citations up to the end of 2000
  55. 70 citations up to the end of 2000
  56. 70 citations up to the end of 2000
  57. 70 citations up to the end of 2000
  58. 69 citations up to the end of 2000
  59. 69 citations up to the end of 2000
  60. 68 citations up to the end of 2000
  61. 68 citations up to the end of 2000
  62. 68 citations up to the end of 2000
    Spin foam models
    John C. Baez (UC, Riverside). Sep 1997. 39 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 1827-1858
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/7/004
    e-Print: gr-qc/9709052 | PDF

  63. 67 citations up to the end of 2000
  64. 66 citations up to the end of 2000
  65. 64 citations up to the end of 2000
    On black hole entropy
    Ted Jacobson, Gungwon Kang (Santa Barbara, KITP & Maryland U.), Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Dec 21, 1993. 22 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 6587-6598
    MCGILL-93-22, NSF-ITP-93-152, UMDGR-94-75
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.6587
    e-Print: gr-qc/9312023 | PDF

  66. 64 citations up to the end of 2000
  67. 63 citations up to the end of 2000
  68. 63 citations up to the end of 2000
  69. 63 citations up to the end of 2000
  70. 62 citations up to the end of 2000
    Entropy bounds and black hole remnants
    Jacob D. Bekenstein (UC, Santa Barbara & Hebrew U.). Jun 1993. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 1912-1921
    UCSBTH-93-23, C93-06-21.3
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.1912
    Based on a talk given at Conference: C93-06-21.3
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307035 | PDF

  71. 62 citations up to the end of 2000
  72. 61 citations up to the end of 2000
  73. 61 citations up to the end of 2000
  74. 61 citations up to the end of 2000
  75. 61 citations up to the end of 2000
  76. 60 citations up to the end of 2000
  77. 60 citations up to the end of 2000
  78. 60 citations up to the end of 2000
  79. 59 citations up to the end of 2000
  80. 59 citations up to the end of 2000
  81. 59 citations up to the end of 2000
  82. 59 citations up to the end of 2000
  83. 58 citations up to the end of 2000
  84. 58 citations up to the end of 2000
  85. 58 citations up to the end of 2000
    Classical and quantum gravity in (1+1)-Dimensions. Part 1: A Unifying approach
    Thomas Klosch (Vienna, Tech. U.), Thomas Strobl (Aachen, Tech. Hochsch.). Aug 1995. 24 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 13 (1996) 965-984, Erratum: Class.Quant.Grav. 14 (1997) 825
    TUW-95-16, PITHA-95-18
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/13/5/015
    e-Print: gr-qc/9508020 | PDF

  86. 58 citations up to the end of 2000
    Quantum spin dynamics (qsd). 2.
    T. Thiemann (Harvard U.). Jun 1996. 27 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 875-905
    HUTMP-96-B-352
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/4/012
    e-Print: gr-qc/9606090 | PDF

  87. 58 citations up to the end of 2000
  88. 57 citations up to the end of 2000
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25, C92-06-29.1
    Presented at Conference: C92-06-29.1 (GIFT Seminar 1992:0157-288), p.0157-288, Conference: C92-06-15.4, p.157-287
    e-Print: gr-qc/9210011 | PDF

  89. 57 citations up to the end of 2000
  90. 57 citations up to the end of 2000
  91. 56 citations up to the end of 2000
  92. 56 citations up to the end of 2000
  93. 56 citations up to the end of 2000
  94. 56 citations up to the end of 2000
    Black holes with unusual topology
    Luciano Vanzo (Trento U.). May 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D56 (1997) 6475-6483
    UTF-400
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.56.6475
    e-Print: gr-qc/9705004 | PDF

  95. 56 citations up to the end of 2000
  96. 55 citations up to the end of 2000
  97. 55 citations up to the end of 2000
  98. 55 citations up to the end of 2000
  99. 55 citations up to the end of 2000
  100. 55 citations up to the end of 2000