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

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

2002 reports for eprints

  1. 2626 citations 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. 1882 citations up to the end of 2002
  3. 1711 citations up to the end of 2002
  4. 1568 citations up to the end of 2002
  5. 1521 citations 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

  6. 1396 citations up to the end of 2002
  7. 1315 citations up to the end of 2002
  8. 1306 citations up to the end of 2002
  9. 1227 citations up to the end of 2002
  10. 1185 citations up to the end of 2002
  11. 1178 citations up to the end of 2002
  12. 867 citations up to the end of 2002
  13. 866 citations up to the end of 2002
  14. 862 citations up to the end of 2002
  15. 861 citations up to the end of 2002
  16. 845 citations up to the end of 2002
  17. 829 citations up to the end of 2002
  18. 815 citations up to the end of 2002
  19. 725 citations up to the end of 2002
  20. 662 citations up to the end of 2002
  21. 635 citations up to the end of 2002
  22. 570 citations 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

  23. 558 citations 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

  24. 537 citations up to the end of 2002
  25. 536 citations up to the end of 2002
  26. 507 citations up to the end of 2002
  27. 495 citations up to the end of 2002
  28. 493 citations up to the end of 2002
  29. 487 citations 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

  30. 470 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  31. 457 citations up to the end of 2002
  32. 457 citations up to the end of 2002
  33. 452 citations up to the end of 2002
  34. 451 citations up to the end of 2002
  35. 444 citations up to the end of 2002
  36. 442 citations up to the end of 2002
  37. 435 citations up to the end of 2002
  38. 424 citations up to the end of 2002
  39. 416 citations 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

  40. 414 citations up to the end of 2002
  41. 409 citations 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

  42. 389 citations up to the end of 2002
  43. 389 citations 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

  44. 385 citations up to the end of 2002
  45. 385 citations up to the end of 2002
  46. 380 citations up to the end of 2002
  47. 378 citations 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

  48. 377 citations up to the end of 2002
  49. 374 citations up to the end of 2002
  50. 372 citations up to the end of 2002
  51. 371 citations up to the end of 2002
  52. 367 citations up to the end of 2002
  53. 365 citations up to the end of 2002
  54. 361 citations up to the end of 2002
  55. 355 citations up to the end of 2002
  56. 355 citations up to the end of 2002
  57. 352 citations 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

  58. 348 citations up to the end of 2002
  59. 345 citations up to the end of 2002
  60. 344 citations up to the end of 2002
  61. 337 citations up to the end of 2002
  62. 336 citations up to the end of 2002
  63. 336 citations up to the end of 2002
  64. 334 citations up to the end of 2002
  65. 333 citations up to the end of 2002
  66. 332 citations up to the end of 2002
  67. 331 citations up to the end of 2002
  68. 329 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  69. 325 citations up to the end of 2002
  70. 325 citations up to the end of 2002
  71. 324 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  72. 320 citations up to the end of 2002
  73. 317 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  74. 313 citations up to the end of 2002
  75. 305 citations up to the end of 2002
  76. 298 citations up to the end of 2002
  77. 296 citations up to the end of 2002
  78. 294 citations up to the end of 2002
  79. 292 citations up to the end of 2002
  80. 291 citations up to the end of 2002
  81. 288 citations up to the end of 2002
  82. 285 citations up to the end of 2002
  83. 277 citations up to the end of 2002
  84. 276 citations up to the end of 2002
    NonBPS states and Branes in string theory
    Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Res. Inst.). Jan 1999. 53 pp.
    MRI-PHY-P990411
    Talk given at Conference: C99-07-26.3, p.187-234, Talk given at Conference: C99-05-24.2, Talk given at Conference: C99-01-25 (branes* 45-96), p.45-96 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9904207 | PDF

  85. 275 citations up to the end of 2002
  86. 274 citations up to the end of 2002
  87. 273 citations up to the end of 2002
  88. 272 citations up to the end of 2002
  89. 271 citations up to the end of 2002
  90. 270 citations up to the end of 2002
  91. 267 citations up to the end of 2002
  92. 266 citations up to the end of 2002
  93. 261 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  94. 261 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  95. 259 citations up to the end of 2002
    An Early Proposal of 'Brane World'
    K. Akama (Saitama Medical Coll.). 1982. 5 pp.
    Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 176 (1982) 267-271
    SMC-PHYS-66, SMC-PHYS-160
    Published in the proceedings of Conference: C82-08-20, p., 267-271 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/0001113 | PDF

  96. 257 citations up to the end of 2002
  97. 256 citations up to the end of 2002
  98. 255 citations up to the end of 2002
  99. 250 citations up to the end of 2002
    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

  100. 247 citations up to the end of 2002
    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