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 2018-12-30. 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. 4036 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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 2781 citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 2742 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. 2473 citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 1989 citations up to the end of 2005
  6. 1876 citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 1771 citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 1634 citations up to the end of 2005
  9. 1624 citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 1538 citations up to the end of 2005
  11. 1476 citations up to the end of 2005
  12. 1372 citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 1156 citations up to the end of 2005
  14. 1127 citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 1081 citations up to the end of 2005
  16. 1021 citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 1005 citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 999 citations up to the end of 2005
  19. 911 citations up to the end of 2005
  20. 863 citations up to the end of 2005
  21. 847 citations up to the end of 2005
  22. 836 citations up to the end of 2005
  23. 771 citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 729 citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 689 citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 663 citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 650 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. 633 citations up to the end of 2005
  29. 630 citations up to the end of 2005
  30. 620 citations up to the end of 2005
  31. 618 citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 606 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

  33. 606 citations up to the end of 2005
  34. 580 citations up to the end of 2005
  35. 578 citations up to the end of 2005
  36. 575 citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 566 citations up to the end of 2005
  38. 562 citations up to the end of 2005
  39. 561 citations up to the end of 2005
  40. 558 citations up to the end of 2005
    Cosmology and the Fate of Dilatation Symmetry
    C. Wetterich (DESY). Sep 29, 1987. 29 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B302 (1988) 668-696
    PRINT-87-0756, DESY-87-123
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(88)90193-9
    e-Print: arXiv:1711.03844 [hep-th] | PDF

  41. 540 citations up to the end of 2005
  42. 534 citations up to the end of 2005
  43. 534 citations up to the end of 2005
  44. 530 citations up to the end of 2005
    Phases of N=2 theories in two-dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jan 1993. 93 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B403 (1993) 159-222, AMS/IP Stud.Adv.Math. 1 (1996) 143-211
    IASSNS-HEP-93-3
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90033-L
    e-Print: hep-th/9301042 | PDF

  45. 528 citations up to the end of 2005
  46. 521 citations up to the end of 2005
  47. 518 citations up to the end of 2005
  48. 517 citations up to the end of 2005
  49. 510 citations up to the end of 2005
  50. 508 citations up to the end of 2005
  51. 496 citations up to the end of 2005
  52. 492 citations up to the end of 2005
  53. 490 citations up to the end of 2005
    Branes within branes
    Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway). Dec 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in NATO Sci.Ser.C 520 (1999) 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  54. 490 citations up to the end of 2005
  55. 485 citations up to the end of 2005
  56. 482 citations up to the end of 2005
  57. 465 citations up to the end of 2005
  58. 460 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)01405-5, 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01138-G
    e-Print: hep-th/9508143 | PDF

  59. 448 citations up to the end of 2005
  60. 445 citations up to the end of 2005
  61. 443 citations up to the end of 2005
  62. 443 citations up to the end of 2005
  63. 443 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, p.1-32 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9607201 | PDF

  64. 441 citations up to the end of 2005
  65. 441 citations up to the end of 2005
  66. 437 citations up to the end of 2005
  67. 436 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

  68. 435 citations up to the end of 2005
  69. 434 citations up to the end of 2005
  70. 432 citations up to the end of 2005
  71. 427 citations up to the end of 2005
  72. 423 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

  73. 421 citations up to the end of 2005
  74. 417 citations up to the end of 2005
  75. 415 citations up to the end of 2005
  76. 412 citations up to the end of 2005
  77. 408 citations up to the end of 2005
  78. 406 citations up to the end of 2005
  79. 405 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

  80. 405 citations up to the end of 2005
  81. 403 citations up to the end of 2005
  82. 400 citations up to the end of 2005
  83. 399 citations up to the end of 2005
  84. 396 citations up to the end of 2005
  85. 395 citations up to the end of 2005
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  87. 392 citations up to the end of 2005
  88. 391 citations up to the end of 2005
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  90. 384 citations up to the end of 2005
  91. 382 citations up to the end of 2005
  92. 378 citations up to the end of 2005
  93. 378 citations up to the end of 2005
  94. 378 citations up to the end of 2005
  95. 374 citations up to the end of 2005
  96. 372 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

  97. 371 citations up to the end of 2005
  98. 370 citations up to the end of 2005
  99. 369 citations up to the end of 2005
  100. 369 citations up to the end of 2005