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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2006 edition) 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. 712 citations 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

  2. 701 citations up to the end of 2006
  3. 624 citations up to the end of 2006
  4. 480 citations up to the end of 2006
  5. 417 citations 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

  6. 409 citations up to the end of 2006
  7. 347 citations up to the end of 2006
  8. 328 citations up to the end of 2006
    Exponential potentials and cosmological scaling solutions
    Edmund J. Copeland, Andrew R Liddle (Sussex U.), David Wands (Portsmouth U.). Nov 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D57 (1998) 4686-4690
    SUSX-TH-97-022, SUSSEX-AST-97-11-1, PU-RCG-97-20
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.57.4686
    e-Print: gr-qc/9711068 | PDF

  9. 325 citations up to the end of 2006
  10. 319 citations up to the end of 2006
    Black hole entropy is the Noether charge
    Robert M. Wald (Chicago U., EFI & Chicago U.). Aug 5, 1993. 16 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D48 (1993) no.8, R3427-R3431
    EFI-93-42
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.48.R3427
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307038 | PDF

  11. 300 citations up to the end of 2006
  12. 295 citations up to the end of 2006
  13. 279 citations up to the end of 2006
  14. 272 citations up to the end of 2006
  15. 269 citations up to the end of 2006
  16. 266 citations up to the end of 2006
  17. 262 citations up to the end of 2006
  18. 258 citations up to the end of 2006
  19. 258 citations up to the end of 2006
  20. 258 citations up to the end of 2006
  21. 254 citations up to the end of 2006
  22. 253 citations up to the end of 2006
  23. 251 citations up to the end of 2006
  24. 247 citations up to the end of 2006
  25. 246 citations up to the end of 2006
  26. 245 citations up to the end of 2006
  27. 245 citations up to the end of 2006
  28. 239 citations up to the end of 2006
  29. 235 citations up to the end of 2006
  30. 233 citations up to the end of 2006
  31. 232 citations 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

  32. 229 citations up to the end of 2006
  33. 222 citations up to the end of 2006
  34. 219 citations up to the end of 2006
  35. 214 citations up to the end of 2006
  36. 210 citations up to the end of 2006
  37. 209 citations up to the end of 2006
  38. 207 citations up to the end of 2006
  39. 207 citations up to the end of 2006
  40. 203 citations up to the end of 2006
  41. 201 citations up to the end of 2006
  42. 196 citations up to the end of 2006
  43. 195 citations up to the end of 2006
  44. 188 citations up to the end of 2006
  45. 188 citations up to the end of 2006
  46. 186 citations up to the end of 2006
  47. 182 citations up to the end of 2006
  48. 179 citations up to the end of 2006
  49. 177 citations up to the end of 2006
  50. 175 citations up to the end of 2006
  51. 175 citations up to the end of 2006
  52. 173 citations up to the end of 2006
  53. 173 citations up to the end of 2006
  54. 173 citations up to the end of 2006
  55. 173 citations up to the end of 2006
  56. 167 citations up to the end of 2006
  57. 164 citations up to the end of 2006
  58. 164 citations up to the end of 2006
  59. 162 citations up to the end of 2006
  60. 161 citations up to the end of 2006
  61. 161 citations up to the end of 2006
  62. 160 citations up to the end of 2006
  63. 159 citations up to the end of 2006
    Spin foam models
    John C. Baez (UC, Riverside). Sep 1997. 39 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 1827-1858
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/7/004
    e-Print: gr-qc/9709052 | PDF

  64. 158 citations up to the end of 2006
  65. 156 citations up to the end of 2006
  66. 155 citations up to the end of 2006
  67. 154 citations up to the end of 2006
  68. 153 citations up to the end of 2006
  69. 153 citations up to the end of 2006
    The (2+1)-Dimensional black hole
    Steven Carlip (UC, Davis). May 1995. 38 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 12 (1995) 2853-2880
    UCD-95-15
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/12/12/005
    e-Print: gr-qc/9506079 | PDF

  70. 153 citations up to the end of 2006
  71. 153 citations up to the end of 2006
  72. 151 citations up to the end of 2006
  73. 149 citations up to the end of 2006
    On black hole entropy
    Ted Jacobson, Gungwon Kang (Santa Barbara, KITP & Maryland U.), Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Dec 21, 1993. 22 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 6587-6598
    MCGILL-93-22, NSF-ITP-93-152, UMDGR-94-75
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.6587
    e-Print: gr-qc/9312023 | PDF

  74. 146 citations up to the end of 2006
  75. 145 citations up to the end of 2006
  76. 142 citations up to the end of 2006
  77. 139 citations up to the end of 2006
    Entropy bounds and black hole remnants
    Jacob D. Bekenstein (UC, Santa Barbara & Hebrew U.). Jun 1993. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 1912-1921
    UCSBTH-93-23, C93-06-21.3
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.1912
    Based on a talk given at Conference: C93-06-21.3
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307035 | PDF

  78. 139 citations up to the end of 2006
  79. 139 citations up to the end of 2006
  80. 138 citations up to the end of 2006
  81. 137 citations up to the end of 2006
  82. 137 citations up to the end of 2006
  83. 137 citations up to the end of 2006
  84. 137 citations up to the end of 2006
    Quantum gravity and Regge calculus
    Giorgio Immirzi (Perugia U. & INFN, Perugia). Sep 1996. 8 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 57 (1997) 65-72
    DFUPG-119-97
    DOI: 10.1016/S0920-5632(97)00354-X
    Contributed to Conference: C96-09-17 Proceedings
    e-Print: gr-qc/9701052 | PDF

  85. 136 citations up to the end of 2006
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25, C92-06-29.1
    Presented at Conference: C92-06-29.1 (GIFT Seminar 1992:0157-288), p.0157-288, Conference: C92-06-15.4, p.157-287
    e-Print: gr-qc/9210011 | PDF

  86. 136 citations up to the end of 2006
  87. 135 citations up to the end of 2006
  88. 135 citations up to the end of 2006
  89. 135 citations up to the end of 2006
    Lectures on loop quantum gravity
    Thomas Thiemann (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.). Oct 2002. 90 pp.
    Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 631 (2003) 41-135
    AEI-2002-087
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-45230-0_3
    Lectures given at Conference: C02-02-25.1, p.41-135
    e-Print: gr-qc/0210094 | PDF

  90. 133 citations up to the end of 2006
  91. 131 citations up to the end of 2006
  92. 131 citations up to the end of 2006
  93. 129 citations up to the end of 2006
  94. 129 citations up to the end of 2006
    Entropy from conformal field theory at Killing horizons
    Steven Carlip (UC, Davis). Jun 1999. 26 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 16 (1999) 3327-3348
    UCD-99-12, NSF-ITP-99-069
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/16/10/322
    e-Print: gr-qc/9906126 | PDF

  95. 127 citations up to the end of 2006
  96. 127 citations up to the end of 2006
  97. 127 citations up to the end of 2006
    An Analytical computation of asymptotic Schwarzschild quasinormal frequencies
    Lubos Motl (Harvard U., Phys. Dept.). Dec 2002. 20 pp.
    Published in Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 6 (2003) 1135-1162
    HEP-UK-0016, HUTP-02-A066
    e-Print: gr-qc/0212096 | PDF

  98. 125 citations up to the end of 2006
    Topological censorship
    John L. Friedman (Santa Barbara, KITP & Wisconsin U., Milwaukee), Kristin Schleich, Donald M. Witt (British Columbia U.). Jun 8, 1993. 18 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 71 (1993) 1486-1489, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 75 (1995) 1872
    PRINT-93-0448 (SANTA-BARBARA,ITP), NSF-ITP-93-80
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.71.1486
    e-Print: gr-qc/9305017 | PDF

  99. 124 citations up to the end of 2006
  100. 124 citations up to the end of 2006