Top Cited Articles of All Time (2004 edition) by hep-th

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

2004 reports for eprints

  1. 3037 citations by hep-th 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

  2. 2154 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  3. 1978 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  4. 1526 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  5. 1467 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  6. 1398 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  7. 1377 citations by hep-th 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

  8. 1295 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  9. 1259 citations by hep-th 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

  10. 1223 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  11. 1111 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  12. 1067 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  13. 977 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  14. 916 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  15. 847 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  16. 837 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  17. 816 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  18. 762 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  19. 754 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  20. 744 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  21. 723 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  22. 709 citations by hep-th 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

  23. 679 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  24. 639 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  25. 630 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  26. 617 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  27. 603 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  28. 597 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  29. 587 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  30. 567 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  31. 560 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  32. 555 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  33. 546 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  34. 539 citations by hep-th 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

  35. 526 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  36. 522 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  37. 519 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  38. 511 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  39. 507 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  40. 493 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  41. 490 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  42. 477 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  43. 476 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  44. 471 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  45. 470 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  46. 467 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  47. 465 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  48. 463 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  49. 461 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  50. 458 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  51. 457 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  52. 455 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  53. 451 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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. 450 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  55. 449 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  56. 432 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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.)

  57. 431 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  58. 426 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  59. 425 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  60. 422 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  61. 422 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  62. 420 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  63. 420 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  64. 417 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  65. 416 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  66. 415 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  67. 412 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  68. 412 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  69. 407 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  70. 405 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  71. 404 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  72. 403 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  73. 397 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  74. 396 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  75. 395 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  76. 394 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  77. 393 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  78. 390 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  79. 390 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  80. 390 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  81. 386 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  82. 383 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  83. 383 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  84. 383 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  85. 380 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  86. 379 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  87. 379 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  88. 376 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  89. 376 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  90. 374 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  91. 374 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  92. 371 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
    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

  93. 371 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  94. 370 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  95. 368 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  96. 367 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  97. 367 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  98. 366 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  99. 365 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004
  100. 360 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2004