Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2005 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 2005 editions

2005 reports for eprints

  1. 710 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  3. 423 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  4. 397 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  5. 395 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  6. 393 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  7. 380 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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. 354 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  9. 354 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  10. 348 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  11. 336 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  12. 324 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  13. 315 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  14. 304 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  15. 298 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  16. 283 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  17. 277 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  18. 264 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  19. 257 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  20. 255 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  21. 252 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  22. 252 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  23. 244 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  24. 243 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  25. 231 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  26. 227 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  27. 220 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  28. 216 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  29. 205 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  30. 204 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  31. 202 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  32. 198 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  33. 192 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  34. 192 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  35. 189 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  36. 183 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  37. 179 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  38. 178 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  39. 178 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  40. 178 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  41. 176 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  42. 176 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  43. 171 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  44. 169 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  45. 168 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  46. 165 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  47. 162 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  48. 160 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  49. 160 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  50. 160 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  51. 159 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  52. 159 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  53. 159 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  54. 154 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  55. 153 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  56. 153 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  57. 153 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  58. 151 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  59. 151 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  60. 150 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  61. 148 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  62. 147 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  63. 146 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  64. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  65. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  66. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  67. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  68. 142 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  69. 142 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  70. 139 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  71. 138 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  72. 137 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  73. 136 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  74. 136 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  75. 136 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  76. 136 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  77. 135 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  78. 134 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  79. 132 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  80. 131 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  81. 130 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  82. 130 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  83. 129 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  84. 128 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  85. 127 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  86. 127 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  87. 127 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  88. 126 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  89. 126 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  90. 125 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  91. 124 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  92. 123 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  93. 123 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  94. 123 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  95. 122 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  96. 121 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  97. 121 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  98. 120 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  99. 120 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005
  100. 118 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2005