Top Cited Articles of All Time (2003 edition) by hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2003 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 2003 editions

2003 reports for eprints

  1. 2649 citations by hep-th 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
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 1922 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  3. 1770 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  4. 1374 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  5. 1320 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  6. 1302 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  7. 1228 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  8. 1176 citations by hep-th 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

  9. 1158 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  10. 1055 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  11. 1049 citations by hep-th 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

  12. 905 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  13. 867 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  14. 843 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  15. 803 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  16. 776 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  17. 734 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  18. 722 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  19. 705 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  20. 679 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  21. 645 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  22. 634 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  23. 602 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  24. 567 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  25. 564 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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. 556 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  27. 550 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  28. 542 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  29. 531 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  30. 510 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  31. 509 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  32. 503 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  33. 496 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  34. 490 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  35. 489 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  36. 479 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  37. 476 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  38. 475 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  39. 464 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  40. 459 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  41. 451 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  42. 450 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  43. 447 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  44. 445 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  45. 444 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  46. 443 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  47. 439 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  48. 437 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  49. 437 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  50. 436 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  51. 434 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  52. 420 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  53. 417 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  54. 414 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  55. 412 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  56. 407 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  57. 403 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  58. 400 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  59. 400 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  60. 397 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  61. 396 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  62. 395 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  63. 394 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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.)

  64. 394 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  65. 390 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  66. 386 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  67. 377 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  68. 375 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  69. 374 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  70. 373 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  71. 369 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  72. 365 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  73. 363 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  74. 363 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  75. 361 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  76. 361 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  77. 361 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  78. 361 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  79. 361 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  80. 359 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  81. 357 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  82. 355 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  83. 353 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  84. 352 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  85. 350 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  86. 350 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  87. 350 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  88. 347 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  89. 347 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  90. 347 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  91. 344 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  92. 340 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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

  93. 339 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
    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. 339 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  95. 338 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  96. 337 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  97. 334 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  98. 334 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  99. 333 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003
  100. 331 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2003