Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition) by hep-th

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

2005 reports for eprints

  1. 3379 citations by hep-th 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

  2. 2393 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  3. 2191 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  4. 1700 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  5. 1534 citations by hep-th 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

  6. 1523 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  7. 1477 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  8. 1431 citations by hep-th 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

  9. 1349 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  10. 1263 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  11. 1223 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  12. 1145 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  13. 1032 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  14. 964 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  15. 941 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  16. 883 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  17. 847 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  18. 813 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  19. 810 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  20. 794 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  21. 780 citations by hep-th 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

  22. 778 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  23. 773 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  24. 699 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  25. 680 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  26. 647 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  27. 647 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  28. 635 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  29. 619 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  30. 618 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  31. 600 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  32. 589 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  33. 579 citations by hep-th 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

  34. 572 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  35. 556 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  36. 551 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  37. 549 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  38. 535 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  39. 534 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  40. 525 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  41. 523 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  42. 516 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  43. 515 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  44. 514 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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. 508 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  46. 504 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  47. 503 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  48. 499 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  49. 485 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  50. 484 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  51. 484 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  52. 481 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  53. 478 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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.)

  54. 471 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  55. 468 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  56. 467 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  57. 463 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  58. 459 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  59. 455 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  60. 454 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  61. 451 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  62. 449 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  63. 446 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  64. 444 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  65. 442 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  66. 440 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  67. 434 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  68. 434 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  69. 430 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  70. 430 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  71. 428 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  72. 426 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  73. 425 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  74. 425 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  75. 418 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  76. 416 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  77. 415 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  78. 415 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  79. 415 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  80. 410 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  81. 408 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  82. 406 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  83. 406 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  84. 405 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  85. 404 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  86. 404 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  87. 398 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  88. 397 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  89. 397 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  90. 394 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  91. 394 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  92. 393 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  93. 392 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  94. 392 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  95. 391 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  96. 390 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  97. 390 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    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

  98. 388 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  99. 384 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
  100. 384 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2005
    Open Strings in Background Gauge Fields
    Ahmed Abouelsaood, Curtis G. Callan, Jr., C.R. Nappi, S.A. Yost (Princeton U.). Sep 30, 1986. 26 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B280 (1987) 599-624
    Print-86-1189 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(87)90164-7