Top Cited Articles of All Time (2004 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2004 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 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 2004 editions

2004 reports for eprints

  1. 633 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  2. 400 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  3. 365 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  4. 354 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  5. 335 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  6. 330 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  7. 315 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  8. 314 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  9. 310 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  10. 304 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  11. 301 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  12. 297 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  13. 290 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  14. 274 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  15. 261 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  16. 246 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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. 242 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  18. 240 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  19. 235 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  20. 232 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  21. 231 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  22. 226 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  23. 223 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  24. 216 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  25. 208 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  26. 208 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  27. 204 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  28. 184 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  29. 183 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  30. 182 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  31. 181 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    The Cosmological Constant Problem
    Steven Weinberg (Texas U.). May 1988. 82 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 61 (1989) 1-23
    UTTG-12-88
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.61.1

  32. 178 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  33. 173 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  34. 172 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  35. 172 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    Three-Dimensional Einstein Gravity: Dynamics of Flat Space
    Stanley Deser (Brandeis U.), R. Jackiw (MIT, LNS), Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Sep 1983. 28 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 152 (1984) 220
    BRX-TH-137, PRINT-83-0884 (BRANDEIS)
    DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(84)90085-X

  36. 169 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  37. 164 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  38. 163 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  39. 159 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  40. 157 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  41. 157 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  42. 154 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  43. 154 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  44. 153 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  45. 149 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  46. 149 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  47. 146 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    The Quantum State of the Universe
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Nov 1983. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B239 (1984) 257
    PRINT-84-0117 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(84)90093-2

  48. 143 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  49. 143 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  50. 143 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  51. 141 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  52. 140 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  53. 139 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  54. 138 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  55. 137 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  56. 136 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  57. 135 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  58. 134 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  59. 134 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  60. 133 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  61. 133 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  62. 131 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  63. 130 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  64. 130 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    The Chronology protection conjecture
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Jul 1991. 24 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D46 (1992) 603-611
    DAMTP-R-91-15
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.46.603

  65. 130 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  66. 129 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  67. 128 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  68. 127 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  69. 126 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  70. 126 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  71. 126 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  72. 125 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  73. 125 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  74. 122 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  75. 121 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  76. 120 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  77. 117 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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.62.376

  78. 117 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  79. 117 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  80. 117 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  81. 116 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  82. 116 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  83. 116 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  84. 115 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  85. 115 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  86. 115 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  87. 115 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  88. 114 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  89. 114 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  90. 113 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  91. 113 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  92. 113 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  93. 112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  94. 112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  95. 112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  96. 110 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  97. 109 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  98. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  99. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004
  100. 108 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2004