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

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

2002 reports for eprints

  1. 439 citations up to the end of 2002
  2. 393 citations up to the end of 2002
    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. 324 citations up to the end of 2002
  4. 291 citations up to the end of 2002
  5. 262 citations 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

  6. 256 citations up to the end of 2002
  7. 215 citations up to the end of 2002
  8. 210 citations up to the end of 2002
  9. 190 citations up to the end of 2002
  10. 180 citations up to the end of 2002
  11. 179 citations 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

  12. 172 citations up to the end of 2002
  13. 169 citations up to the end of 2002
  14. 167 citations up to the end of 2002
  15. 163 citations up to the end of 2002
  16. 162 citations up to the end of 2002
  17. 161 citations up to the end of 2002
  18. 155 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  19. 154 citations up to the end of 2002
  20. 150 citations up to the end of 2002
  21. 148 citations up to the end of 2002
  22. 148 citations up to the end of 2002
  23. 145 citations up to the end of 2002
  24. 145 citations up to the end of 2002
  25. 145 citations up to the end of 2002
  26. 144 citations up to the end of 2002
  27. 126 citations up to the end of 2002
  28. 125 citations up to the end of 2002
  29. 125 citations up to the end of 2002
  30. 123 citations up to the end of 2002
  31. 123 citations 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

  32. 123 citations up to the end of 2002
  33. 122 citations up to the end of 2002
  34. 115 citations up to the end of 2002
  35. 114 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  36. 112 citations up to the end of 2002
  37. 112 citations up to the end of 2002
  38. 111 citations up to the end of 2002
  39. 110 citations up to the end of 2002
  40. 108 citations up to the end of 2002
  41. 108 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  42. 107 citations up to the end of 2002
  43. 107 citations up to the end of 2002
  44. 106 citations up to the end of 2002
  45. 106 citations up to the end of 2002
  46. 106 citations up to the end of 2002
  47. 104 citations up to the end of 2002
  48. 104 citations up to the end of 2002
  49. 103 citations up to the end of 2002
  50. 103 citations up to the end of 2002
  51. 101 citations up to the end of 2002
  52. 99 citations up to the end of 2002
  53. 97 citations up to the end of 2002
  54. 97 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  55. 95 citations up to the end of 2002
  56. 95 citations up to the end of 2002
  57. 94 citations up to the end of 2002
  58. 93 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  59. 92 citations up to the end of 2002
  60. 92 citations up to the end of 2002
  61. 92 citations up to the end of 2002
  62. 91 citations up to the end of 2002
  63. 90 citations up to the end of 2002
  64. 89 citations up to the end of 2002
  65. 89 citations up to the end of 2002
  66. 88 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  67. 86 citations up to the end of 2002
  68. 85 citations up to the end of 2002
  69. 85 citations up to the end of 2002
  70. 83 citations up to the end of 2002
  71. 81 citations up to the end of 2002
  72. 81 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  73. 81 citations up to the end of 2002
  74. 81 citations up to the end of 2002
  75. 81 citations up to the end of 2002
  76. 80 citations up to the end of 2002
  77. 80 citations up to the end of 2002
  78. 80 citations up to the end of 2002
  79. 80 citations up to the end of 2002
  80. 80 citations up to the end of 2002
  81. 79 citations up to the end of 2002
  82. 79 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  83. 79 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  84. 78 citations up to the end of 2002
  85. 78 citations up to the end of 2002
  86. 78 citations up to the end of 2002
  87. 77 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  88. 77 citations up to the end of 2002
  89. 77 citations up to the end of 2002
  90. 77 citations up to the end of 2002
  91. 76 citations up to the end of 2002
  92. 76 citations up to the end of 2002
  93. 76 citations up to the end of 2002
  94. 75 citations up to the end of 2002
  95. 75 citations up to the end of 2002
  96. 74 citations up to the end of 2002
  97. 74 citations up to the end of 2002
    Entropy from conformal field theory at Killing horizons
    Steven Carlip (UC, Davis). Jun 1999. 26 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 16 (1999) 3327-3348
    UCD-99-12, NSF-ITP-99-069
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/16/10/322
    e-Print: gr-qc/9906126 | PDF

  98. 73 citations up to the end of 2002
  99. 73 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  100. 72 citations up to the end of 2002