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

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

2005 reports for eprints

  1. 4000 citations 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. 2764 citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 2714 citations 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

  4. 2457 citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 1975 citations up to the end of 2005
  6. 1860 citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 1728 citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 1615 citations up to the end of 2005
  9. 1609 citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 1512 citations up to the end of 2005
  11. 1462 citations up to the end of 2005
  12. 1364 citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 1149 citations up to the end of 2005
  14. 1115 citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 1069 citations up to the end of 2005
  16. 1009 citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 991 citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 990 citations up to the end of 2005
  19. 901 citations up to the end of 2005
  20. 857 citations 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

  21. 844 citations up to the end of 2005
  22. 828 citations up to the end of 2005
  23. 764 citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 726 citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 684 citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 659 citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 646 citations 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

  28. 626 citations up to the end of 2005
  29. 625 citations up to the end of 2005
  30. 616 citations up to the end of 2005
  31. 614 citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 601 citations up to the end of 2005
  33. 597 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  34. 574 citations up to the end of 2005
  35. 571 citations up to the end of 2005
  36. 564 citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 563 citations 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

  38. 556 citations 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

  39. 549 citations up to the end of 2005
  40. 533 citations up to the end of 2005
  41. 528 citations up to the end of 2005
  42. 528 citations up to the end of 2005
  43. 526 citations up to the end of 2005
  44. 521 citations up to the end of 2005
  45. 515 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  46. 508 citations up to the end of 2005
  47. 505 citations up to the end of 2005
  48. 505 citations up to the end of 2005
  49. 504 citations up to the end of 2005
  50. 491 citations up to the end of 2005
  51. 489 citations up to the end of 2005
  52. 486 citations up to the end of 2005
  53. 484 citations 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

  54. 479 citations up to the end of 2005
  55. 476 citations up to the end of 2005
  56. 459 citations up to the end of 2005
  57. 454 citations 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

  58. 442 citations up to the end of 2005
  59. 440 citations up to the end of 2005
  60. 440 citations up to the end of 2005
  61. 439 citations up to the end of 2005
  62. 438 citations up to the end of 2005
  63. 438 citations up to the end of 2005
  64. 435 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  65. 432 citations 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

  66. 431 citations up to the end of 2005
  67. 430 citations 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

  68. 428 citations up to the end of 2005
  69. 427 citations up to the end of 2005
  70. 424 citations up to the end of 2005
  71. 418 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  72. 418 citations up to the end of 2005
  73. 413 citations up to the end of 2005
  74. 411 citations up to the end of 2005
  75. 411 citations up to the end of 2005
  76. 404 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  77. 402 citations up to the end of 2005
  78. 401 citations up to the end of 2005
  79. 401 citations up to the end of 2005
  80. 399 citations up to the end of 2005
  81. 395 citations up to the end of 2005
  82. 395 citations up to the end of 2005
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  84. 392 citations up to the end of 2005
  85. 392 citations up to the end of 2005
  86. 388 citations up to the end of 2005
  87. 387 citations up to the end of 2005
  88. 387 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  89. 383 citations up to the end of 2005
  90. 380 citations up to the end of 2005
  91. 375 citations up to the end of 2005
  92. 373 citations up to the end of 2005
  93. 371 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  94. 370 citations up to the end of 2005
  95. 369 citations up to the end of 2005
    Quantum field theory on noncommutative spaces
    Richard J. Szabo (Heriot-Watt U.). Sep 2001. 103 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 378 (2003) 207-299
    HWM-01-35, EMPG-01-14
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-1573(03)00059-0
    Invited talk at Conference: C01-07-16
    e-Print: hep-th/0109162 | PDF

  96. 368 citations up to the end of 2005
  97. 367 citations up to the end of 2005
  98. 366 citations up to the end of 2005
  99. 361 citations up to the end of 2005
  100. 359 citations up to the end of 2005