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 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. 1715 citations 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. 1344 citations up to the end of 2000
  3. 1251 citations up to the end of 2000
  4. 1140 citations up to the end of 2000
  5. 1136 citations up to the end of 2000
  6. 1095 citations up to the end of 2000
  7. 1066 citations up to the end of 2000
  8. 1020 citations up to the end of 2000
  9. 849 citations up to the end of 2000
  10. 768 citations up to the end of 2000
  11. 752 citations up to the end of 2000
  12. 729 citations up to the end of 2000
  13. 670 citations up to the end of 2000
  14. 614 citations up to the end of 2000
  15. 612 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. 554 citations up to the end of 2000
  17. 544 citations up to the end of 2000
  18. 528 citations up to the end of 2000
  19. 511 citations up to the end of 2000
  20. 510 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

  21. 488 citations up to the end of 2000
  22. 465 citations up to the end of 2000
  23. 433 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

  24. 428 citations up to the end of 2000
  25. 428 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

  26. 417 citations up to the end of 2000
  27. 402 citations up to the end of 2000
  28. 383 citations up to the end of 2000
  29. 381 citations up to the end of 2000
  30. 380 citations up to the end of 2000
  31. 379 citations up to the end of 2000
  32. 378 citations up to the end of 2000
  33. 373 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. 366 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. 348 citations up to the end of 2000
  38. 343 citations up to the end of 2000
  39. 342 citations up to the end of 2000
  40. 340 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. 336 citations up to the end of 2000
  43. 336 citations up to the end of 2000
  44. 324 citations up to the end of 2000
  45. 321 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. 313 citations up to the end of 2000
  48. 312 citations up to the end of 2000
  49. 308 citations up to the end of 2000
  50. 305 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. 303 citations up to the end of 2000
  52. 301 citations up to the end of 2000
  53. 297 citations up to the end of 2000
  54. 294 citations up to the end of 2000
  55. 293 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, C95-03-13
    Contributed to Conference: C95-03-13, p.501-523 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9507121 | PDF

  56. 292 citations up to the end of 2000
  57. 283 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
  60. 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

  61. 276 citations up to the end of 2000
  62. 265 citations up to the end of 2000
  63. 265 citations up to the end of 2000
  64. 254 citations up to the end of 2000
  65. 254 citations up to the end of 2000
  66. 253 citations up to the end of 2000
  67. 253 citations up to the end of 2000
  68. 250 citations up to the end of 2000
  69. 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

  70. 244 citations up to the end of 2000
  71. 244 citations up to the end of 2000
  72. 240 citations up to the end of 2000
  73. 238 citations up to the end of 2000
  74. 237 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

  75. 235 citations up to the end of 2000
  76. 233 citations up to the end of 2000
  77. 230 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. 223 citations up to the end of 2000
  81. 220 citations up to the end of 2000
  82. 211 citations up to the end of 2000
  83. 211 citations up to the end of 2000
  84. 211 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

  85. 209 citations up to the end of 2000
  86. 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

  87. 207 citations up to the end of 2000
  88. 206 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, C87-07-16.1
    Talk presented at Conference: C87-07-16.1 (Cargese Summer Inst.1987:0521-528), p.0521-528
    e-Print: hep-th/0208020 | PDF

  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. 195 citations up to the end of 2000
  97. 195 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
    Four lectures on M theory
    P.K. Townsend (Cambridge U.). Dec 1996. 55 pp.
    Published in In *Trieste 1996, High energy physics and cosmology* 385-438
    DAMTP-R-96-58
    Talk given at Conference: C96-06-10.2, p.385-438 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9612121 | PDF

  100. 193 citations up to the end of 2000