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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2004 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 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. 3531 citations 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. 2451 citations up to the end of 2004
  3. 2348 citations 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

  4. 2198 citations up to the end of 2004
  5. 1785 citations up to the end of 2004
  6. 1758 citations up to the end of 2004
  7. 1626 citations up to the end of 2004
  8. 1535 citations up to the end of 2004
  9. 1511 citations up to the end of 2004
  10. 1452 citations up to the end of 2004
  11. 1322 citations up to the end of 2004
  12. 1254 citations up to the end of 2004
  13. 1062 citations up to the end of 2004
  14. 1049 citations up to the end of 2004
  15. 985 citations up to the end of 2004
  16. 961 citations up to the end of 2004
  17. 957 citations up to the end of 2004
  18. 951 citations up to the end of 2004
  19. 856 citations up to the end of 2004
  20. 786 citations up to the end of 2004
  21. 772 citations 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

  22. 709 citations up to the end of 2004
  23. 689 citations up to the end of 2004
  24. 679 citations up to the end of 2004
  25. 631 citations up to the end of 2004
  26. 621 citations 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

  27. 615 citations up to the end of 2004
  28. 581 citations up to the end of 2004
  29. 557 citations up to the end of 2004
  30. 552 citations up to the end of 2004
  31. 542 citations 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

  32. 540 citations up to the end of 2004
  33. 532 citations up to the end of 2004
  34. 527 citations up to the end of 2004
  35. 519 citations up to the end of 2004
  36. 518 citations up to the end of 2004
  37. 506 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  38. 501 citations up to the end of 2004
  39. 498 citations up to the end of 2004
  40. 496 citations up to the end of 2004
  41. 496 citations up to the end of 2004
  42. 489 citations up to the end of 2004
  43. 486 citations up to the end of 2004
  44. 484 citations 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

  45. 480 citations up to the end of 2004
  46. 477 citations up to the end of 2004
  47. 464 citations up to the end of 2004
  48. 462 citations up to the end of 2004
  49. 460 citations 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

  50. 445 citations 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

  51. 444 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  52. 441 citations up to the end of 2004
  53. 437 citations up to the end of 2004
  54. 426 citations up to the end of 2004
  55. 421 citations up to the end of 2004
  56. 418 citations 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

  57. 418 citations up to the end of 2004
  58. 417 citations up to the end of 2004
  59. 416 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  60. 414 citations up to the end of 2004
  61. 408 citations up to the end of 2004
  62. 406 citations up to the end of 2004
  63. 406 citations 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

  64. 395 citations up to the end of 2004
  65. 394 citations up to the end of 2004
  66. 392 citations up to the end of 2004
  67. 389 citations up to the end of 2004
  68. 386 citations up to the end of 2004
  69. 385 citations up to the end of 2004
  70. 380 citations up to the end of 2004
  71. 380 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  72. 380 citations up to the end of 2004
  73. 379 citations up to the end of 2004
  74. 377 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  75. 375 citations up to the end of 2004
  76. 375 citations up to the end of 2004
  77. 371 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  78. 369 citations up to the end of 2004
  79. 362 citations up to the end of 2004
  80. 359 citations up to the end of 2004
  81. 357 citations up to the end of 2004
    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, C95-03-13
    Contributed to Conference: C95-03-13, p.501-523 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9507121 | PDF

  82. 357 citations up to the end of 2004
  83. 356 citations up to the end of 2004
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  91. 344 citations up to the end of 2004
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  100. 324 citations up to the end of 2004