Top Cited Articles of All Time (2003 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2003 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 2018-12-30. 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 2003 editions

2003 reports for eprints

  1. 565 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020

  2. 384 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    Wave Function of the Universe
    J.B. Hartle (Chicago U., EFI & Santa Barbara, KITP), S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U. & Santa Barbara, KITP). Jul 1983. 46 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D28 (1983) 2960-2975, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 174-189
    PRINT-83-0937 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.28.2960

  3. 334 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  4. 315 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  5. 311 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  6. 292 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  7. 289 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  8. 289 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  9. 278 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  10. 261 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  11. 252 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  12. 248 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  13. 246 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  14. 235 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  15. 230 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  16. 220 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    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. 217 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  18. 216 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  19. 215 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  20. 203 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  21. 203 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  22. 201 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  23. 200 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  24. 199 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  25. 178 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  26. 177 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  27. 172 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  28. 170 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  29. 164 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  30. 163 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  31. 161 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  32. 161 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  33. 161 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  34. 158 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  35. 156 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  36. 151 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  37. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  38. 141 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  39. 139 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  40. 138 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    The Quantum State of the Universe
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Nov 1983. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B239 (1984) 257, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 236-255
    PRINT-84-0117 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(84)90093-2

  41. 137 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  42. 136 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  43. 135 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  44. 134 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  45. 134 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  46. 132 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  47. 131 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  48. 129 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  49. 128 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  50. 127 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  51. 124 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  52. 124 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  53. 123 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  54. 122 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  55. 122 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  56. 122 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  57. 122 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  58. 122 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  59. 120 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    A New Type of Isotropic Cosmological Models Without Singularity
    Alexei A. Starobinsky (Cambridge U. & Landau Inst.). 1980. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B91 (1980) 99-102, Phys.Lett. 91B (1980) 99-102, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 130-133
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(80)90670-X

  60. 120 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  61. 120 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  62. 119 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  63. 119 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  64. 119 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  65. 119 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  66. 116 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  67. 114 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  68. 113 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    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.62.1066, 10.1103/PhysRevLett.62.376

  69. 112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  70. 112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  71. 111 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  72. 111 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  73. 110 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  74. 110 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  75. 110 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  76. 109 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  77. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  78. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  79. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  80. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  81. 107 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  82. 106 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    The Origin of Structure in the Universe
    J.J. Halliwell, S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U. & Munich, Max Planck Inst.). Oct 1984. 48 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D31 (1985) 1777, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 277-291
    Print-85-0265 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.31.1777

  83. 104 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  84. 104 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  85. 103 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  86. 102 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  87. 102 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  88. 102 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  89. 102 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  90. 100 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  91. 100 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  92. 100 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  93. 99 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
    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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  94. 98 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  95. 98 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  96. 97 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  97. 96 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  98. 96 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  99. 95 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003
  100. 94 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2003