Top Cited Articles of All Time (2003 edition) in math

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2003 edition) in the math 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. 158 citations up to the end of 2003
  2. 116 citations up to the end of 2003
  3. 64 citations up to the end of 2003
  4. 62 citations up to the end of 2003
  5. 56 citations up to the end of 2003
  6. 51 citations up to the end of 2003
  7. 39 citations up to the end of 2003
  8. 34 citations up to the end of 2003
  9. 33 citations up to the end of 2003
  10. 33 citations up to the end of 2003
  11. 31 citations up to the end of 2003
  12. 30 citations up to the end of 2003
  13. 29 citations up to the end of 2003
  14. 28 citations up to the end of 2003
  15. 28 citations up to the end of 2003
  16. 27 citations up to the end of 2003
  17. 26 citations up to the end of 2003
  18. 25 citations up to the end of 2003
  19. 24 citations up to the end of 2003
    Standard model bundles
    Ron Donagi (Pennsylvania U., Dept. Math.), Burt A. Ovrut (Pennsylvania U.), Tony Pantev (Pennsylvania U., Dept. Math.), Dan Waldram (CERN & Rockefeller U.). Aug 2000. 45 pp.
    Published in Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 5 (2002) 563-615
    CERN-TH-2000-203, CERN-TH-2000-203-A, UPR-894-T, RU-00-5-B
    e-Print: math/0008010 | PDF

  20. 24 citations up to the end of 2003
  21. 23 citations up to the end of 2003
  22. 22 citations up to the end of 2003
  23. 22 citations up to the end of 2003
  24. 21 citations up to the end of 2003
  25. 20 citations up to the end of 2003
  26. 20 citations up to the end of 2003
  27. 20 citations up to the end of 2003
    The Octonions
    John C. Baez (UC, Riverside, Math. Dept.). May 2001. 56 pp.
    Published in Bull.Am.Math.Soc. 39 (2002) 145-205
    DOI: 10.1090/S0273-0979-01-00934-X
    e-Print: math/0105155 | PDF

  28. 20 citations up to the end of 2003
  29. 19 citations up to the end of 2003
  30. 19 citations up to the end of 2003
    The Intrinsic torsion of SU(3) and G(2) structures
    Simon Chiossi (Genoa U.), Simon Salamon (Turin Polytechnic). Feb 2002. 18 pp.
    Published in Submitted to: J.Diff.Geom.
    To appear in the proceedings of Conference: C01-05-08.4
    e-Print: math/0202282 | PDF

  31. 19 citations up to the end of 2003
  32. 18 citations up to the end of 2003
  33. 18 citations up to the end of 2003
  34. 17 citations up to the end of 2003
  35. 17 citations up to the end of 2003
  36. 17 citations up to the end of 2003
  37. 17 citations up to the end of 2003
  38. 16 citations up to the end of 2003
  39. 16 citations up to the end of 2003
    Selfdual Einstein metrics with torus symmetry
    David M.J. Calderbank, Henrik Pedersen. May 2001. 37 pp.
    Published in J.Diff.Geom. 60 (2002) no.3, 485-521
    EDINBURGH-MS-00-022-REVISED-SUBJ-CLASS:-DIFFERENTIAL-GEOMETRY
    e-Print: math/0105263 | PDF

  40. 15 citations up to the end of 2003
  41. 15 citations up to the end of 2003
  42. 15 citations up to the end of 2003
  43. 14 citations up to the end of 2003
    Quantum Teichmuller space
    L. Chekhov (Steklov Math. Inst., Moscow), V.V. Fock (Moscow, ITEP). Aug 1999. 16 pp.
    Published in Theor.Math.Phys. 120 (1999) 1245-1259, Teor.Mat.Fiz. 120 (1999) 511-528
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02557246
    e-Print: math/9908165 | PDF

  44. 14 citations up to the end of 2003
  45. 13 citations up to the end of 2003
  46. 13 citations up to the end of 2003
  47. 12 citations up to the end of 2003
  48. 12 citations up to the end of 2003
  49. 12 citations up to the end of 2003
  50. 12 citations up to the end of 2003
  51. 11 citations up to the end of 2003
  52. 11 citations up to the end of 2003
  53. 11 citations up to the end of 2003
  54. 11 citations up to the end of 2003
  55. 10 citations up to the end of 2003
  56. 10 citations up to the end of 2003
  57. 10 citations up to the end of 2003
    Gauge theory and calibrated geometry. 1.
    Gang Tian (MIT). Oct 2000. 76 pp.
    Published in Annals Math. 151 (2000) 193-268
    DOI: 10.2307/121116
    e-Print: math/0010015 | PDF

  58. 10 citations up to the end of 2003
  59. 10 citations up to the end of 2003
  60. 8 citations up to the end of 2003
  61. 8 citations up to the end of 2003
  62. 8 citations up to the end of 2003
  63. 7 citations up to the end of 2003
  64. 7 citations up to the end of 2003
  65. 7 citations up to the end of 2003
  66. 6 citations up to the end of 2003
    Toda equations for Hurwitz numbers
    Andrei Okounkov. Apr 19, 2000. 7 pp.
    Published in Math.Res.Lett. 7 (2000) no.4, 447-453
    DOI: 10.4310/MRL.2000.v7.n4.a10
    e-Print: math/0004128 | PDF

  67. 5 citations up to the end of 2003
  68. 5 citations up to the end of 2003
  69. 5 citations up to the end of 2003
  70. 5 citations up to the end of 2003
  71. 4 citations up to the end of 2003
  72. 4 citations up to the end of 2003
  73. 4 citations up to the end of 2003
  74. 3 citations up to the end of 2003
  75. 2 citations up to the end of 2003
  76. 2 citations up to the end of 2003
  77. 2 citations up to the end of 2003
  78. 1 citations up to the end of 2003
  79. 1 citations up to the end of 2003
  80. 1 citations up to the end of 2003
  81. 1 citations up to the end of 2003
  82. 1 citations up to the end of 2003
  83. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
    Derived brackets
    Yvette Kosmann-Schwarzbach (Ecole Polytechnique). Dec 2003. 26 pp.
    Published in Lett.Math.Phys. 69 (2004) 61-87
    DOI: 10.1007/s11005-004-0608-8
    Lectures given at Conference: C03-06-13.2
    e-Print: math/0312524 | PDF

  84. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
  85. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
  86. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
  87. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
  88. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
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  90. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
  91. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
  92. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
  93. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
    XSummer: Transcendental functions and symbolic summation in form
    S. Moch (DESY, Zeuthen), P. Uwer (CERN). Jul 2005. 21 pp.
    Published in Comput.Phys.Commun. 174 (2006) 759-770
    DESY-05-104, SFB-CPP-05-24, CERN-PH-TH-2005-124
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2005.12.014
    e-Print: math-ph/0508008 | PDF

  94. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
  95. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
  96. 0 citations up to the end of 2003
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