Top Cited Articles of All Time (2001 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2001 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 2001 editions

2001 reports for eprints

  1. 469 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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. 338 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  3. 273 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  4. 272 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  5. 262 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  6. 256 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  7. 248 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  8. 247 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  9. 227 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  10. 208 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  11. 202 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  12. 199 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  13. 191 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  14. 185 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  15. 184 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  16. 167 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  17. 165 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  18. 165 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  19. 164 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  20. 161 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  21. 158 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  22. 150 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  23. 140 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  24. 137 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  25. 136 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  26. 135 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  27. 133 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  28. 132 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  29. 129 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  30. 128 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  31. 127 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  32. 125 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  33. 123 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  34. 122 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  35. 119 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  36. 115 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  37. 113 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  38. 113 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  39. 112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  40. 112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  41. 112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  42. 111 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  43. 109 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  44. 109 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  45. 106 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  46. 105 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  47. 104 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  48. 104 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  49. 104 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  50. 104 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  51. 104 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  52. 103 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  53. 102 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  54. 100 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  55. 100 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  56. 99 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  57. 99 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  58. 98 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  59. 97 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  60. 97 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  61. 96 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  62. 96 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  63. 96 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  64. 95 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  65. 95 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  66. 93 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  67. 92 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  68. 92 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  69. 92 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  70. 91 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  71. 91 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  72. 90 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  73. 89 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  74. 89 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  75. 89 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  76. 89 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  77. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  78. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  79. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  80. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  81. 87 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  82. 86 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  83. 85 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  84. 83 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    General Relativity Without Coordinates
    T. Regge (Princeton U.). 1961. 14 pp.
    Published in Nuovo Cim. 19 (1961) 558-571
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02733251

  85. 83 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  86. 83 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  87. 83 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  88. 83 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  89. 82 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  90. 82 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  91. 82 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  92. 81 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  93. 80 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  94. 80 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  95. 80 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  96. 80 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  97. 79 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  98. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
  99. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  100. 78 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2001