Top Cited Articles of All Time (2001 edition) by hep-th

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

Annual and All-time 2001 editions

2001 reports for eprints

  1. 1917 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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. 1399 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  3. 1301 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  4. 1184 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  5. 1087 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  6. 1056 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  7. 1044 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  8. 921 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  9. 843 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  10. 758 citations by hep-th 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

  11. 734 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  12. 713 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  13. 676 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  14. 666 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  15. 654 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  16. 647 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  17. 641 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  18. 588 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  19. 570 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  20. 537 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  21. 520 citations by hep-th 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

  22. 515 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  23. 508 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  24. 496 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  25. 485 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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. 480 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  27. 461 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  28. 454 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  29. 452 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  30. 436 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  31. 423 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  32. 419 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  33. 407 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  34. 405 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  35. 401 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  36. 400 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  37. 398 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  38. 395 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  39. 395 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  40. 394 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  41. 392 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  42. 391 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  43. 386 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  44. 385 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  45. 381 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  46. 381 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  47. 377 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  48. 375 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  49. 375 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  50. 368 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  51. 368 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  52. 368 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  53. 367 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  54. 365 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  55. 357 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  56. 356 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  57. 352 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  58. 349 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  59. 342 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  60. 341 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  61. 338 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  62. 329 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  63. 328 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  64. 328 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  65. 327 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  66. 325 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  67. 324 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  68. 324 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  69. 321 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  70. 320 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  71. 319 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  72. 318 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  73. 317 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  74. 316 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  75. 313 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  76. 307 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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.)

  77. 305 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  78. 305 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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. 304 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  80. 302 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  81. 302 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  82. 301 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  83. 297 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  84. 296 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  85. 293 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  86. 292 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    Noncommutative Geometry and String Field Theory
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1985. 42 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B268 (1986) 253-294
    Print-86-0083 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(86)90155-0

  87. 291 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  88. 291 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  89. 290 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  90. 289 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  91. 285 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  92. 285 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  93. 284 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  94. 284 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  95. 281 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  96. 280 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  97. 278 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
    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

  98. 278 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  99. 278 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001
  100. 277 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2001