Top Cited Articles of All Time (2002 edition) by hep-th

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

2002 reports for eprints

  1. 2328 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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. 1702 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  3. 1577 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  4. 1287 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  5. 1215 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  6. 1136 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  7. 1117 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  8. 1091 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  9. 996 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  10. 985 citations by hep-th 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

  11. 863 citations by hep-th 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

  12. 779 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  13. 772 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  14. 761 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  15. 757 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  16. 755 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  17. 700 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  18. 687 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  19. 642 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  20. 614 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  21. 589 citations by hep-th 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

  22. 584 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  23. 538 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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. 536 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  25. 528 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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. 521 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  27. 505 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  28. 493 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  29. 486 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  30. 478 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  31. 472 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  32. 467 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  33. 459 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  34. 454 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  35. 454 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  36. 449 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  37. 439 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  38. 437 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  39. 431 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  40. 424 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  41. 424 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  42. 422 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  43. 422 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  44. 422 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  45. 415 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  46. 412 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  47. 409 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  48. 406 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  49. 406 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  50. 404 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  51. 400 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  52. 392 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  53. 388 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  54. 386 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  55. 383 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  56. 380 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  57. 380 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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. 377 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  59. 377 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  60. 376 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  61. 376 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  62. 372 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  63. 365 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  64. 359 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  65. 356 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  66. 352 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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.)

  67. 347 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  68. 347 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  69. 346 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  70. 342 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  71. 342 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  72. 341 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  73. 339 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  74. 339 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  75. 338 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  76. 337 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  77. 333 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  78. 330 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  79. 329 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  80. 328 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  81. 326 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  82. 325 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  83. 324 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  84. 323 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  85. 323 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  86. 323 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  87. 322 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  88. 322 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  89. 320 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  90. 319 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  91. 319 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  92. 317 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  93. 315 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
    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

  94. 314 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  95. 311 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  96. 311 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  97. 310 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  98. 309 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  99. 308 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002
  100. 307 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2002