Top Cited Articles of All Time (2002 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2002 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 2002 editions

2002 reports for eprints

  1. 509 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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. 360 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  3. 299 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  4. 282 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  5. 279 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  6. 274 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  7. 270 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  8. 261 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  9. 256 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  10. 234 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  11. 224 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  12. 213 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  13. 211 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  14. 194 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  15. 194 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  16. 190 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  17. 189 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  18. 185 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  19. 178 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  20. 178 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  21. 175 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  22. 175 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  23. 159 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  24. 157 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  25. 155 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  26. 153 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  27. 153 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  28. 149 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  29. 147 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  30. 145 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  31. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  32. 142 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  33. 140 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  34. 138 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  35. 137 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  36. 132 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  37. 128 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  38. 126 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  39. 126 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  40. 126 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  41. 126 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  42. 124 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  43. 123 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  44. 123 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  45. 118 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  46. 118 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  47. 118 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  48. 115 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  49. 114 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  50. 114 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  51. 114 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  52. 114 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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. 113 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  54. 113 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  55. 111 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  56. 111 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  57. 109 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  58. 109 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  59. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  60. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  61. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  62. 107 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  63. 106 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  64. 106 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  65. 105 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  66. 104 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  67. 103 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  68. 103 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  69. 102 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  70. 102 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  71. 101 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  72. 101 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  73. 101 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  74. 101 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  75. 99 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  76. 98 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  77. 97 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  78. 96 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  79. 96 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  80. 96 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  81. 94 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  82. 94 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  83. 94 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  84. 94 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  85. 93 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  86. 92 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  87. 92 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  88. 91 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  89. 91 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  90. 91 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  91. 89 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
    General Relativity Without Coordinates
    T. Regge (Princeton U.). 1961. 14 pp.
    Published in Nuovo Cim. 19 (1961) 558-571
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02733251

  92. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  93. 88 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  94. 87 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  95. 86 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  96. 86 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  97. 85 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  98. 85 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  99. 85 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002
  100. 85 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2002