Top Cited Articles of All Time (2006 edition) by hep-th

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

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2006 reports for eprints

  1. 3818 citations by hep-th 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

  2. 2690 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  3. 2441 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  4. 1881 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  5. 1694 citations by hep-th 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

  6. 1605 citations by hep-th 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

  7. 1577 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  8. 1545 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  9. 1404 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  10. 1403 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  11. 1305 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  12. 1174 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  13. 1078 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  14. 1044 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  15. 1010 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  16. 914 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  17. 906 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  18. 894 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  19. 884 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  20. 873 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  21. 864 citations by hep-th 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

  22. 820 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  23. 799 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  24. 759 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  25. 730 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  26. 728 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  27. 677 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  28. 672 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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. 672 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  30. 640 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  31. 639 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  32. 621 citations by hep-th 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

  33. 615 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  34. 609 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  35. 595 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  36. 593 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  37. 581 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  38. 580 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  39. 577 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  40. 575 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  41. 565 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  42. 563 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  43. 561 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  44. 559 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  45. 554 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  46. 553 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  47. 551 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  48. 542 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  49. 530 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  50. 526 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  51. 521 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  52. 518 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  53. 517 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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. 505 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  55. 503 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  56. 497 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  57. 495 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  58. 494 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  59. 491 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  60. 491 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  61. 483 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  62. 482 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  63. 481 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  64. 480 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  65. 480 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  66. 472 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  67. 469 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  68. 467 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  69. 464 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  70. 462 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  71. 458 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  72. 450 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  73. 449 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  74. 443 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  75. 442 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  76. 439 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  77. 438 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  78. 438 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  79. 436 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  80. 435 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  81. 432 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  82. 427 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  83. 425 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  84. 425 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  85. 424 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  86. 424 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  87. 420 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  88. 420 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  89. 418 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  90. 417 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  91. 416 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  92. 415 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  93. 414 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  94. 414 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  95. 414 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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

  96. 413 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  97. 412 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  98. 412 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  99. 410 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
  100. 410 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2006
    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