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

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

2001 reports for eprints

  1. 399 citations up to the end of 2001
  2. 300 citations up to the end of 2001
    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. 248 citations up to the end of 2001
  4. 229 citations 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

  5. 227 citations up to the end of 2001
  6. 218 citations up to the end of 2001
  7. 201 citations up to the end of 2001
  8. 197 citations up to the end of 2001
  9. 182 citations up to the end of 2001
  10. 161 citations up to the end of 2001
  11. 156 citations up to the end of 2001
  12. 152 citations 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

  13. 149 citations up to the end of 2001
  14. 146 citations up to the end of 2001
  15. 136 citations up to the end of 2001
  16. 136 citations up to the end of 2001
  17. 134 citations up to the end of 2001
  18. 131 citations up to the end of 2001
  19. 131 citations up to the end of 2001
  20. 128 citations up to the end of 2001
  21. 127 citations up to the end of 2001
  22. 126 citations up to the end of 2001
  23. 120 citations up to the end of 2001
  24. 120 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  25. 119 citations up to the end of 2001
  26. 113 citations up to the end of 2001
  27. 113 citations up to the end of 2001
  28. 110 citations up to the end of 2001
  29. 108 citations up to the end of 2001
  30. 106 citations up to the end of 2001
  31. 105 citations up to the end of 2001
  32. 103 citations up to the end of 2001
  33. 103 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  34. 102 citations up to the end of 2001
  35. 102 citations 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

  36. 99 citations up to the end of 2001
  37. 99 citations up to the end of 2001
  38. 97 citations up to the end of 2001
  39. 94 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  40. 93 citations up to the end of 2001
  41. 92 citations up to the end of 2001
  42. 92 citations up to the end of 2001
  43. 91 citations up to the end of 2001
  44. 91 citations up to the end of 2001
  45. 90 citations up to the end of 2001
  46. 89 citations up to the end of 2001
  47. 89 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  48. 87 citations up to the end of 2001
  49. 86 citations up to the end of 2001
  50. 86 citations up to the end of 2001
  51. 86 citations up to the end of 2001
  52. 86 citations up to the end of 2001
  53. 86 citations up to the end of 2001
  54. 84 citations up to the end of 2001
  55. 83 citations up to the end of 2001
  56. 83 citations up to the end of 2001
  57. 82 citations up to the end of 2001
  58. 81 citations up to the end of 2001
  59. 81 citations up to the end of 2001
  60. 81 citations up to the end of 2001
  61. 81 citations up to the end of 2001
  62. 80 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  63. 78 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  64. 77 citations up to the end of 2001
  65. 76 citations up to the end of 2001
  66. 76 citations up to the end of 2001
  67. 74 citations up to the end of 2001
  68. 74 citations up to the end of 2001
  69. 73 citations up to the end of 2001
  70. 73 citations up to the end of 2001
  71. 72 citations up to the end of 2001
  72. 72 citations up to the end of 2001
  73. 71 citations up to the end of 2001
  74. 71 citations up to the end of 2001
  75. 70 citations up to the end of 2001
  76. 69 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  77. 69 citations up to the end of 2001
  78. 68 citations up to the end of 2001
  79. 68 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  80. 68 citations up to the end of 2001
  81. 68 citations up to the end of 2001
  82. 67 citations up to the end of 2001
  83. 67 citations up to the end of 2001
  84. 66 citations up to the end of 2001
  85. 66 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  86. 66 citations up to the end of 2001
  87. 66 citations up to the end of 2001
  88. 66 citations up to the end of 2001
  89. 66 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  90. 66 citations up to the end of 2001
  91. 65 citations up to the end of 2001
  92. 65 citations up to the end of 2001
  93. 65 citations up to the end of 2001
  94. 64 citations up to the end of 2001
  95. 64 citations up to the end of 2001
  96. 63 citations up to the end of 2001
  97. 63 citations up to the end of 2001
  98. 63 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  99. 63 citations up to the end of 2001
  100. 62 citations up to the end of 2001