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 2018-01-08. 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. 2145 citations up to the end of 2001
  2. 1545 citations up to the end of 2001
  3. 1458 citations up to the end of 2001
  4. 1407 citations up to the end of 2001
  5. 1257 citations up to the end of 2001
  6. 1235 citations up to the end of 2001
  7. 1205 citations up to the end of 2001
  8. 1123 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. 1096 citations up to the end of 2001
  10. 1029 citations up to the end of 2001
  11. 930 citations up to the end of 2001
  12. 821 citations up to the end of 2001
  13. 821 citations up to the end of 2001
  14. 814 citations up to the end of 2001
  15. 755 citations up to the end of 2001
  16. 713 citations up to the end of 2001
  17. 684 citations up to the end of 2001
  18. 656 citations up to the end of 2001
  19. 632 citations up to the end of 2001
  20. 608 citations up to the end of 2001
  21. 565 citations up to the end of 2001
  22. 541 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. 462 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

  25. 458 citations up to the end of 2001
  26. 450 citations up to the end of 2001
  27. 449 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

  28. 447 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. 437 citations up to the end of 2001
  31. 423 citations up to the end of 2001
  32. 419 citations up to the end of 2001
  33. 419 citations up to the end of 2001
  34. 418 citations up to the end of 2001
  35. 415 citations up to the end of 2001
  36. 413 citations up to the end of 2001
  37. 404 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. 388 citations up to the end of 2001
  39. 384 citations up to the end of 2001
  40. 376 citations up to the end of 2001
  41. 375 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

  42. 371 citations up to the end of 2001
  43. 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

  44. 363 citations up to the end of 2001
  45. 363 citations up to the end of 2001
  46. 347 citations up to the end of 2001
  47. 342 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. 337 citations up to the end of 2001
  50. 337 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. 335 citations up to the end of 2001
  52. 329 citations up to the end of 2001
    Phases of N=2 theories in two-dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jan 1993. 93 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B403 (1993) 159-222, AMS/IP Stud.Adv.Math. 1 (1996) 143-211
    IASSNS-HEP-93-3
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90033-L
    e-Print: hep-th/9301042 | PDF

  53. 325 citations up to the end of 2001
  54. 324 citations up to the end of 2001
  55. 323 citations up to the end of 2001
  56. 322 citations up to the end of 2001
  57. 322 citations up to the end of 2001
  58. 314 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
    Contributed to Conference: C95-03-13, p.501-523 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9507121 | PDF

  59. 306 citations up to the end of 2001
  60. 302 citations up to the end of 2001
  61. 302 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. 292 citations up to the end of 2001
  65. 291 citations up to the end of 2001
  66. 285 citations up to the end of 2001
  67. 285 citations up to the end of 2001
  68. 281 citations up to the end of 2001
  69. 280 citations up to the end of 2001
  70. 279 citations up to the end of 2001
  71. 279 citations up to the end of 2001
  72. 278 citations up to the end of 2001
  73. 274 citations up to the end of 2001
  74. 273 citations up to the end of 2001
  75. 272 citations up to the end of 2001
    Out of this world supersymmetry breaking
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). Oct 1998. 42 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B557 (1999) 79-118
    MIT-CTP-2788, PUPT-1815, BUHEP-98-26
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(99)00359-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9810155 | PDF

  76. 269 citations up to the end of 2001
  77. 268 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. 255 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. 250 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. 248 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. 233 citations up to the end of 2001
  87. 233 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

  88. 230 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
    Talk presented at Conference: C87-07-16.1 (Cargese Summer Inst.1987:0521-528), p.0521-528
    e-Print: hep-th/0208020 | PDF

  89. 229 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. 224 citations up to the end of 2001
  97. 223 citations up to the end of 2001
  98. 223 citations up to the end of 2001
  99. 222 citations up to the end of 2001
  100. 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