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

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

2003 reports for eprints

  1. 488 citations up to the end of 2003
  2. 486 citations 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

  3. 434 citations up to the end of 2003
  4. 338 citations up to the end of 2003
  5. 305 citations up to the end of 2003
    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. 295 citations up to the end of 2003
  7. 230 citations up to the end of 2003
  8. 223 citations up to the end of 2003
  9. 200 citations up to the end of 2003
  10. 197 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  11. 197 citations up to the end of 2003
  12. 196 citations up to the end of 2003
  13. 195 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  14. 194 citations up to the end of 2003
  15. 192 citations up to the end of 2003
  16. 180 citations up to the end of 2003
  17. 179 citations up to the end of 2003
  18. 176 citations up to the end of 2003
  19. 175 citations up to the end of 2003
  20. 170 citations up to the end of 2003
  21. 170 citations up to the end of 2003
  22. 170 citations up to the end of 2003
  23. 169 citations up to the end of 2003
  24. 169 citations up to the end of 2003
  25. 162 citations up to the end of 2003
  26. 158 citations up to the end of 2003
  27. 158 citations up to the end of 2003
  28. 148 citations up to the end of 2003
  29. 147 citations up to the end of 2003
  30. 143 citations 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

  31. 142 citations up to the end of 2003
  32. 141 citations up to the end of 2003
  33. 141 citations up to the end of 2003
  34. 139 citations up to the end of 2003
  35. 139 citations up to the end of 2003
  36. 134 citations up to the end of 2003
  37. 134 citations up to the end of 2003
  38. 132 citations up to the end of 2003
  39. 131 citations up to the end of 2003
  40. 130 citations up to the end of 2003
  41. 130 citations up to the end of 2003
  42. 128 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  43. 120 citations up to the end of 2003
  44. 119 citations up to the end of 2003
  45. 119 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  46. 118 citations up to the end of 2003
  47. 118 citations up to the end of 2003
  48. 118 citations up to the end of 2003
  49. 117 citations up to the end of 2003
  50. 115 citations up to the end of 2003
  51. 113 citations up to the end of 2003
  52. 113 citations up to the end of 2003
  53. 112 citations up to the end of 2003
  54. 112 citations up to the end of 2003
  55. 107 citations up to the end of 2003
  56. 105 citations up to the end of 2003
  57. 104 citations up to the end of 2003
  58. 103 citations up to the end of 2003
  59. 103 citations up to the end of 2003
  60. 103 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  61. 103 citations up to the end of 2003
  62. 101 citations up to the end of 2003
  63. 101 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  64. 101 citations up to the end of 2003
  65. 100 citations up to the end of 2003
  66. 100 citations up to the end of 2003
  67. 99 citations up to the end of 2003
  68. 99 citations up to the end of 2003
  69. 99 citations up to the end of 2003
  70. 99 citations up to the end of 2003
  71. 98 citations up to the end of 2003
  72. 97 citations up to the end of 2003
  73. 97 citations up to the end of 2003
  74. 97 citations up to the end of 2003
  75. 97 citations up to the end of 2003
  76. 96 citations up to the end of 2003
  77. 94 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  78. 93 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  79. 93 citations up to the end of 2003
  80. 92 citations up to the end of 2003
  81. 92 citations up to the end of 2003
  82. 92 citations up to the end of 2003
  83. 91 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  84. 90 citations up to the end of 2003
  85. 90 citations up to the end of 2003
  86. 90 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  87. 89 citations up to the end of 2003
  88. 89 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  89. 89 citations up to the end of 2003
  90. 88 citations up to the end of 2003
  91. 88 citations up to the end of 2003
  92. 88 citations up to the end of 2003
  93. 88 citations up to the end of 2003
  94. 86 citations up to the end of 2003
    Quantum gravity and Regge calculus
    Giorgio Immirzi (Perugia U. & INFN, Perugia). Sep 1996. 8 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 57 (1997) 65-72
    DFUPG-119-97
    DOI: 10.1016/S0920-5632(97)00354-X
    Contributed to Conference: C96-09-17 Proceedings
    e-Print: gr-qc/9701052 | PDF

  95. 86 citations up to the end of 2003
  96. 85 citations up to the end of 2003
  97. 84 citations up to the end of 2003
  98. 84 citations up to the end of 2003
  99. 84 citations up to the end of 2003
  100. 84 citations up to the end of 2003