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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2003 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 2018-01-08. 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. 3059 citations up to the end of 2003
  2. 2182 citations up to the end of 2003
  3. 1965 citations up to the end of 2003
  4. 1914 citations 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

  5. 1686 citations up to the end of 2003
  6. 1525 citations up to the end of 2003
  7. 1510 citations up to the end of 2003
  8. 1449 citations up to the end of 2003
  9. 1378 citations up to the end of 2003
  10. 1352 citations up to the end of 2003
  11. 1257 citations up to the end of 2003
  12. 1057 citations up to the end of 2003
  13. 963 citations up to the end of 2003
  14. 932 citations up to the end of 2003
  15. 925 citations up to the end of 2003
  16. 909 citations up to the end of 2003
  17. 903 citations up to the end of 2003
  18. 897 citations up to the end of 2003
  19. 793 citations up to the end of 2003
  20. 720 citations up to the end of 2003
  21. 692 citations up to the end of 2003
  22. 665 citations 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

  23. 603 citations up to the end of 2003
  24. 594 citations 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

  25. 578 citations up to the end of 2003
  26. 577 citations up to the end of 2003
  27. 544 citations up to the end of 2003
  28. 523 citations 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

  29. 521 citations up to the end of 2003
  30. 494 citations up to the end of 2003
  31. 492 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  32. 490 citations up to the end of 2003
  33. 479 citations up to the end of 2003
  34. 477 citations up to the end of 2003
  35. 475 citations up to the end of 2003
  36. 475 citations up to the end of 2003
  37. 466 citations up to the end of 2003
  38. 466 citations up to the end of 2003
  39. 463 citations up to the end of 2003
  40. 459 citations up to the end of 2003
  41. 451 citations up to the end of 2003
  42. 451 citations up to the end of 2003
  43. 451 citations up to the end of 2003
    Out of this world supersymmetry breaking
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). Oct 1998. 42 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B557 (1999) 79-118
    MIT-CTP-2788, PUPT-1815, BUHEP-98-26
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(99)00359-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9810155 | PDF

  44. 434 citations up to the end of 2003
  45. 429 citations 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

  46. 427 citations 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

  47. 425 citations up to the end of 2003
  48. 421 citations up to the end of 2003
    Phases of N=2 theories in two-dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jan 1993. 93 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B403 (1993) 159-222, AMS/IP Stud.Adv.Math. 1 (1996) 143-211
    IASSNS-HEP-93-3
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90033-L
    e-Print: hep-th/9301042 | PDF

  49. 410 citations up to the end of 2003
  50. 406 citations up to the end of 2003
  51. 401 citations up to the end of 2003
  52. 400 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  53. 400 citations 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

  54. 399 citations 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

  55. 396 citations up to the end of 2003
  56. 390 citations up to the end of 2003
  57. 387 citations up to the end of 2003
  58. 379 citations up to the end of 2003
  59. 375 citations up to the end of 2003
  60. 374 citations up to the end of 2003
  61. 369 citations up to the end of 2003
  62. 368 citations 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

  63. 366 citations up to the end of 2003
  64. 365 citations up to the end of 2003
  65. 362 citations up to the end of 2003
  66. 361 citations up to the end of 2003
  67. 357 citations up to the end of 2003
  68. 357 citations up to the end of 2003
  69. 354 citations up to the end of 2003
  70. 354 citations up to the end of 2003
  71. 353 citations up to the end of 2003
  72. 348 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  73. 347 citations up to the end of 2003
  74. 347 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  75. 345 citations up to the end of 2003
  76. 345 citations up to the end of 2003
    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
    Contributed to Conference: C95-03-13, p.501-523 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9507121 | PDF

  77. 343 citations up to the end of 2003
  78. 335 citations up to the end of 2003
  79. 332 citations up to the end of 2003
  80. 327 citations up to the end of 2003
  81. 325 citations up to the end of 2003
  82. 324 citations up to the end of 2003
    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

  83. 318 citations up to the end of 2003
  84. 312 citations up to the end of 2003
  85. 311 citations up to the end of 2003
  86. 311 citations up to the end of 2003
  87. 309 citations up to the end of 2003
  88. 308 citations up to the end of 2003
    Cosmology and the Fate of Dilatation Symmetry
    C. Wetterich (DESY). Sep 29, 1987. 29 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B302 (1988) 668-696
    PRINT-87-0756, DESY-87-123
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(88)90193-9
    e-Print: arXiv:1711.03844 [hep-th] | PDF

  89. 306 citations up to the end of 2003
  90. 305 citations up to the end of 2003
  91. 304 citations up to the end of 2003
  92. 304 citations up to the end of 2003
  93. 301 citations up to the end of 2003
  94. 298 citations up to the end of 2003
  95. 297 citations up to the end of 2003
    Complex Spinors and Unified Theories
    Murray Gell-Mann (CERN), Pierre Ramond (Caltech), Richard Slansky (Los Alamos). 1979. 7 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C790927 (1979) 315-321
    PRINT-80-0576
    Prepared for Conference: C79-09-27 (Stony Brook Wkshp.1979:0315)
    e-Print: arXiv:1306.4669 [hep-th] | PDF

  96. 296 citations up to the end of 2003
  97. 293 citations up to the end of 2003
  98. 291 citations up to the end of 2003
  99. 291 citations up to the end of 2003
  100. 288 citations up to the end of 2003