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

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

2001 reports for eprints

  1. 2135 citations 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. 1538 citations up to the end of 2001
  3. 1453 citations up to the end of 2001
  4. 1401 citations up to the end of 2001
  5. 1241 citations up to the end of 2001
  6. 1225 citations up to the end of 2001
  7. 1200 citations up to the end of 2001
  8. 1122 citations 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

  9. 1093 citations up to the end of 2001
  10. 1026 citations up to the end of 2001
  11. 929 citations up to the end of 2001
  12. 818 citations up to the end of 2001
  13. 816 citations up to the end of 2001
  14. 809 citations up to the end of 2001
  15. 749 citations up to the end of 2001
  16. 711 citations up to the end of 2001
  17. 682 citations up to the end of 2001
  18. 655 citations up to the end of 2001
  19. 632 citations up to the end of 2001
  20. 606 citations up to the end of 2001
  21. 565 citations up to the end of 2001
  22. 539 citations 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

  23. 500 citations up to the end of 2001
  24. 455 citations up to the end of 2001
  25. 453 citations 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

  26. 448 citations 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

  27. 448 citations up to the end of 2001
  28. 446 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  29. 437 citations up to the end of 2001
  30. 436 citations up to the end of 2001
  31. 421 citations up to the end of 2001
  32. 418 citations up to the end of 2001
  33. 418 citations up to the end of 2001
  34. 413 citations up to the end of 2001
  35. 413 citations up to the end of 2001
  36. 413 citations up to the end of 2001
  37. 403 citations 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

  38. 382 citations up to the end of 2001
  39. 380 citations up to the end of 2001
  40. 374 citations 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

  41. 371 citations 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

  42. 370 citations up to the end of 2001
  43. 368 citations up to the end of 2001
  44. 362 citations up to the end of 2001
  45. 360 citations up to the end of 2001
  46. 347 citations up to the end of 2001
  47. 339 citations 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

  48. 338 citations up to the end of 2001
  49. 335 citations up to the end of 2001
  50. 335 citations 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

  51. 333 citations up to the end of 2001
  52. 328 citations up to the end of 2001
  53. 322 citations up to the end of 2001
  54. 322 citations up to the end of 2001
  55. 322 citations up to the end of 2001
  56. 321 citations up to the end of 2001
  57. 317 citations up to the end of 2001
  58. 311 citations 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

  59. 302 citations up to the end of 2001
  60. 301 citations up to the end of 2001
  61. 299 citations up to the end of 2001
  62. 293 citations up to the end of 2001
  63. 292 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  64. 290 citations up to the end of 2001
  65. 290 citations up to the end of 2001
  66. 284 citations up to the end of 2001
  67. 283 citations up to the end of 2001
  68. 280 citations up to the end of 2001
  69. 280 citations up to the end of 2001
  70. 278 citations up to the end of 2001
  71. 278 citations up to the end of 2001
  72. 277 citations up to the end of 2001
  73. 274 citations up to the end of 2001
  74. 270 citations up to the end of 2001
  75. 270 citations up to the end of 2001
  76. 268 citations up to the end of 2001
  77. 264 citations up to the end of 2001
  78. 259 citations up to the end of 2001
  79. 258 citations up to the end of 2001
  80. 253 citations up to the end of 2001
  81. 252 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  82. 249 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  83. 247 citations up to the end of 2001
  84. 246 citations up to the end of 2001
  85. 236 citations up to the end of 2001
  86. 232 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  87. 231 citations up to the end of 2001
  88. 228 citations up to the end of 2001
    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. 228 citations up to the end of 2001
  90. 226 citations up to the end of 2001
  91. 226 citations up to the end of 2001
  92. 226 citations up to the end of 2001
    Dielectric branes
    Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Oct 1999. 32 pp.
    Published in JHEP 9912 (1999) 022
    MCGILL-99-27, NSF-ITP-99-113
    DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/1999/12/022
    e-Print: hep-th/9910053 | PDF

  93. 226 citations up to the end of 2001
  94. 225 citations up to the end of 2001
  95. 224 citations up to the end of 2001
  96. 223 citations up to the end of 2001
  97. 223 citations up to the end of 2001
  98. 222 citations up to the end of 2001
  99. 221 citations up to the end of 2001
    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

  100. 221 citations up to the end of 2001