Top Cited Articles of All Time (2006 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2006 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 2006 editions

2006 reports for eprints

  1. 780 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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. 532 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  3. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  4. 458 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  5. 442 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  6. 435 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  7. 430 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  8. 390 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  9. 381 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  10. 374 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  11. 368 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  12. 362 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  13. 336 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  14. 330 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  15. 330 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  16. 315 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  17. 300 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  18. 292 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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. 287 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  20. 281 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  21. 275 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  22. 273 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  23. 264 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  24. 257 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  25. 255 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  26. 253 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  27. 243 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  28. 239 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  29. 232 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  30. 231 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  31. 227 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  32. 227 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  33. 219 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  34. 212 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  35. 208 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  36. 202 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  37. 202 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  38. 198 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  39. 196 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  40. 195 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  41. 193 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  42. 192 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  43. 191 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  44. 189 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  45. 189 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  46. 189 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  47. 188 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  48. 187 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  49. 187 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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. 181 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  51. 180 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  52. 180 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  53. 178 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  54. 177 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  55. 175 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  56. 173 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  57. 172 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  58. 169 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  59. 167 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  60. 166 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  61. 163 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  62. 161 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  63. 160 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  64. 160 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  65. 159 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  66. 158 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  67. 156 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  68. 156 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  69. 156 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  70. 155 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  71. 155 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  72. 154 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  73. 152 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  74. 152 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  75. 151 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  76. 149 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  77. 149 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  78. 148 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  79. 147 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  80. 145 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  81. 145 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  82. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    New General Relativity
    Kenji Hayashi (Tokyo U., Komaba), Takeshi Shirafuji (Saitama U.). Mar 1979. 100 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D19 (1979) 3524-3553, Addendum: Phys.Rev. D24 (1982) 3312-3314
    PRINT-79-0197 (TOKYO-U.,KOMABA)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.19.3524

  83. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  84. 144 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  85. 143 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  86. 143 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  87. 142 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  88. 141 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  89. 139 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  90. 137 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  91. 137 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  92. 137 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  93. 136 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  94. 136 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  95. 135 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  96. 135 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  97. 135 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  98. 133 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  99. 133 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
  100. 132 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2006
    Black Holes in Higher Dimensional Space-Times
    Robert C. Myers, M.J. Perry (Princeton U.). Jan 1986. 56 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 172 (1986) 304
    PRINT-86-0067 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(86)90186-7