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

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

2004 reports for eprints

  1. 575 citations 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

  2. 536 citations up to the end of 2004
  3. 528 citations up to the end of 2004
  4. 382 citations up to the end of 2004
  5. 342 citations 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

  6. 334 citations up to the end of 2004
  7. 255 citations up to the end of 2004
  8. 237 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  9. 236 citations up to the end of 2004
  10. 233 citations up to the end of 2004
  11. 227 citations up to the end of 2004
  12. 222 citations up to the end of 2004
  13. 221 citations up to the end of 2004
  14. 219 citations 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

  15. 216 citations up to the end of 2004
  16. 207 citations up to the end of 2004
  17. 206 citations up to the end of 2004
  18. 204 citations up to the end of 2004
  19. 199 citations up to the end of 2004
  20. 193 citations up to the end of 2004
  21. 188 citations up to the end of 2004
  22. 188 citations up to the end of 2004
  23. 187 citations up to the end of 2004
  24. 187 citations up to the end of 2004
  25. 184 citations up to the end of 2004
  26. 183 citations up to the end of 2004
  27. 181 citations up to the end of 2004
  28. 178 citations up to the end of 2004
  29. 176 citations up to the end of 2004
  30. 174 citations up to the end of 2004
  31. 173 citations up to the end of 2004
  32. 172 citations 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

  33. 169 citations up to the end of 2004
  34. 166 citations up to the end of 2004
  35. 164 citations up to the end of 2004
  36. 161 citations up to the end of 2004
  37. 153 citations up to the end of 2004
  38. 153 citations up to the end of 2004
  39. 152 citations up to the end of 2004
  40. 150 citations up to the end of 2004
  41. 149 citations up to the end of 2004
  42. 148 citations up to the end of 2004
  43. 146 citations up to the end of 2004
  44. 145 citations up to the end of 2004
  45. 141 citations up to the end of 2004
  46. 140 citations up to the end of 2004
  47. 139 citations up to the end of 2004
  48. 136 citations up to the end of 2004
  49. 135 citations up to the end of 2004
  50. 133 citations up to the end of 2004
  51. 132 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  52. 130 citations up to the end of 2004
  53. 129 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  54. 129 citations up to the end of 2004
  55. 128 citations up to the end of 2004
  56. 126 citations up to the end of 2004
  57. 126 citations up to the end of 2004
  58. 125 citations up to the end of 2004
  59. 125 citations up to the end of 2004
  60. 124 citations up to the end of 2004
  61. 123 citations up to the end of 2004
  62. 122 citations up to the end of 2004
  63. 121 citations up to the end of 2004
  64. 120 citations up to the end of 2004
  65. 119 citations up to the end of 2004
  66. 119 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  67. 119 citations up to the end of 2004
  68. 119 citations up to the end of 2004
  69. 118 citations up to the end of 2004
  70. 117 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  71. 116 citations up to the end of 2004
  72. 116 citations up to the end of 2004
  73. 115 citations up to the end of 2004
  74. 115 citations up to the end of 2004
  75. 114 citations up to the end of 2004
  76. 114 citations up to the end of 2004
  77. 113 citations up to the end of 2004
  78. 112 citations up to the end of 2004
  79. 112 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  80. 108 citations up to the end of 2004
  81. 107 citations up to the end of 2004
  82. 105 citations up to the end of 2004
  83. 105 citations up to the end of 2004
  84. 105 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  85. 104 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  86. 104 citations up to the end of 2004
  87. 103 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  88. 103 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  89. 103 citations up to the end of 2004
  90. 102 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  91. 102 citations up to the end of 2004
  92. 100 citations up to the end of 2004
  93. 100 citations up to the end of 2004
  94. 99 citations up to the end of 2004
  95. 99 citations up to the end of 2004
  96. 99 citations up to the end of 2004
  97. 98 citations up to the end of 2004
  98. 98 citations up to the end of 2004
  99. 98 citations up to the end of 2004
  100. 97 citations up to the end of 2004