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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2000 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 2018-01-08. 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. 1719 citations up to the end of 2000
  2. 1349 citations up to the end of 2000
  3. 1257 citations up to the end of 2000
  4. 1145 citations up to the end of 2000
  5. 1145 citations up to the end of 2000
  6. 1107 citations up to the end of 2000
  7. 1069 citations up to the end of 2000
  8. 1022 citations up to the end of 2000
  9. 852 citations up to the end of 2000
  10. 771 citations up to the end of 2000
  11. 755 citations up to the end of 2000
  12. 734 citations up to the end of 2000
  13. 673 citations up to the end of 2000
  14. 614 citations up to the end of 2000
  15. 613 citations 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

  16. 555 citations up to the end of 2000
  17. 546 citations up to the end of 2000
  18. 528 citations up to the end of 2000
  19. 512 citations 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. 511 citations up to the end of 2000
  21. 489 citations up to the end of 2000
  22. 465 citations up to the end of 2000
  23. 437 citations 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

  24. 434 citations up to the end of 2000
    One Loop Threshold Effects in String Unification
    Vadim S. Kaplunovsky (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Dec 1987. 12 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B307 (1988) 145-156, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B382 (1992) 436-438
    ITP-838-STANFORD
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(92)90193-F, 10.1016/0550-3213(88)90526-3
    e-Print: hep-th/9205068 | PDF

  25. 431 citations up to the end of 2000
  26. 418 citations up to the end of 2000
  27. 403 citations up to the end of 2000
  28. 384 citations up to the end of 2000
  29. 383 citations up to the end of 2000
  30. 383 citations up to the end of 2000
  31. 380 citations up to the end of 2000
  32. 379 citations up to the end of 2000
  33. 374 citations 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

  34. 367 citations up to the end of 2000
  35. 363 citations 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

  36. 353 citations 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

  37. 350 citations up to the end of 2000
  38. 348 citations up to the end of 2000
  39. 346 citations up to the end of 2000
  40. 341 citations 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

  41. 338 citations up to the end of 2000
  42. 338 citations up to the end of 2000
  43. 337 citations up to the end of 2000
  44. 328 citations up to the end of 2000
  45. 323 citations 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

  46. 320 citations up to the end of 2000
  47. 317 citations up to the end of 2000
  48. 312 citations up to the end of 2000
  49. 310 citations up to the end of 2000
  50. 307 citations 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

  51. 306 citations up to the end of 2000
  52. 304 citations up to the end of 2000
  53. 298 citations up to the end of 2000
  54. 296 citations 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
    Contributed to Conference: C95-03-13, p.501-523 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9507121 | PDF

  55. 294 citations up to the end of 2000
  56. 292 citations up to the end of 2000
  57. 284 citations up to the end of 2000
  58. 281 citations up to the end of 2000
  59. 279 citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  60. 279 citations up to the end of 2000
  61. 278 citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  62. 266 citations up to the end of 2000
  63. 266 citations up to the end of 2000
  64. 257 citations up to the end of 2000
  65. 256 citations up to the end of 2000
  66. 255 citations up to the end of 2000
  67. 254 citations up to the end of 2000
  68. 252 citations up to the end of 2000
  69. 247 citations up to the end of 2000
  70. 245 citations up to the end of 2000
  71. 244 citations up to the end of 2000
    The power of M theory
    John H. Schwarz (Rutgers U., Piscataway & Caltech). Oct 1995. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B367 (1996) 97-103
    RU-95-68, CALT-68-2025
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01429-2
    e-Print: hep-th/9510086 | PDF

  72. 241 citations up to the end of 2000
  73. 238 citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  74. 238 citations up to the end of 2000
  75. 236 citations up to the end of 2000
  76. 234 citations up to the end of 2000
  77. 231 citations up to the end of 2000
  78. 230 citations up to the end of 2000
  79. 225 citations up to the end of 2000
  80. 225 citations up to the end of 2000
  81. 222 citations up to the end of 2000
  82. 214 citations up to the end of 2000
  83. 212 citations up to the end of 2000
    F theory and orientifolds
    Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Res. Inst.). May 1996. 21 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B475 (1996) 562-578
    MRI-PHY-96-14
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00347-1
    e-Print: hep-th/9605150 | PDF

  84. 211 citations up to the end of 2000
  85. 209 citations up to the end of 2000
  86. 208 citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  87. 208 citations up to the end of 2000
    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

  88. 208 citations up to the end of 2000
  89. 205 citations up to the end of 2000
  90. 204 citations up to the end of 2000
  91. 204 citations up to the end of 2000
  92. 204 citations up to the end of 2000
  93. 201 citations up to the end of 2000
  94. 197 citations up to the end of 2000
  95. 196 citations up to the end of 2000
  96. 196 citations up to the end of 2000
  97. 196 citations up to the end of 2000
  98. 195 citations up to the end of 2000
  99. 194 citations up to the end of 2000
  100. 194 citations up to the end of 2000