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

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

2006 reports for eprints

  1. 4602 citations 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. 3157 citations up to the end of 2006
  3. 3096 citations 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

  4. 2787 citations up to the end of 2006
  5. 2214 citations up to the end of 2006
  6. 1934 citations up to the end of 2006
  7. 1821 citations up to the end of 2006
  8. 1712 citations up to the end of 2006
  9. 1708 citations up to the end of 2006
  10. 1697 citations up to the end of 2006
  11. 1578 citations up to the end of 2006
  12. 1404 citations up to the end of 2006
  13. 1229 citations up to the end of 2006
  14. 1181 citations up to the end of 2006
  15. 1164 citations up to the end of 2006
  16. 1046 citations up to the end of 2006
  17. 1041 citations up to the end of 2006
  18. 1022 citations up to the end of 2006
  19. 963 citations up to the end of 2006
  20. 943 citations up to the end of 2006
  21. 936 citations 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

  22. 914 citations up to the end of 2006
  23. 912 citations up to the end of 2006
  24. 792 citations up to the end of 2006
  25. 766 citations up to the end of 2006
  26. 761 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  27. 754 citations up to the end of 2006
  28. 729 citations up to the end of 2006
  29. 712 citations up to the end of 2006
  30. 697 citations up to the end of 2006
  31. 669 citations up to the end of 2006
  32. 667 citations 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

  33. 663 citations up to the end of 2006
  34. 662 citations up to the end of 2006
  35. 659 citations up to the end of 2006
  36. 630 citations up to the end of 2006
  37. 625 citations 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

  38. 609 citations up to the end of 2006
  39. 602 citations up to the end of 2006
  40. 586 citations up to the end of 2006
  41. 585 citations 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

  42. 584 citations up to the end of 2006
  43. 579 citations up to the end of 2006
  44. 574 citations up to the end of 2006
  45. 561 citations up to the end of 2006
  46. 548 citations up to the end of 2006
  47. 545 citations up to the end of 2006
  48. 541 citations up to the end of 2006
  49. 540 citations up to the end of 2006
  50. 537 citations up to the end of 2006
  51. 534 citations up to the end of 2006
  52. 531 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  53. 529 citations up to the end of 2006
  54. 523 citations up to the end of 2006
  55. 509 citations up to the end of 2006
  56. 506 citations 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

  57. 504 citations up to the end of 2006
  58. 501 citations up to the end of 2006
  59. 492 citations up to the end of 2006
  60. 488 citations up to the end of 2006
  61. 488 citations up to the end of 2006
  62. 487 citations 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

  63. 473 citations 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

  64. 471 citations up to the end of 2006
  65. 466 citations up to the end of 2006
  66. 463 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  67. 463 citations up to the end of 2006
  68. 460 citations up to the end of 2006
  69. 456 citations up to the end of 2006
  70. 453 citations up to the end of 2006
  71. 453 citations 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

  72. 452 citations up to the end of 2006
  73. 449 citations up to the end of 2006
  74. 449 citations up to the end of 2006
  75. 448 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  76. 446 citations up to the end of 2006
  77. 443 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  78. 440 citations up to the end of 2006
  79. 438 citations up to the end of 2006
  80. 435 citations up to the end of 2006
  81. 433 citations up to the end of 2006
  82. 433 citations up to the end of 2006
  83. 432 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  84. 432 citations up to the end of 2006
  85. 429 citations up to the end of 2006
  86. 428 citations up to the end of 2006
  87. 425 citations up to the end of 2006
  88. 422 citations up to the end of 2006
  89. 415 citations up to the end of 2006
    CFT's from Calabi-Yau four folds
    Sergei Gukov (Princeton U.), Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.), Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jun 1999. 49 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B584 (2000) 69-108, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B608 (2001) 477-478
    HUTP-99-A034, IASSNS-HEP-99-52, PUPT-1864
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00373-4, 10.1016/S0550-3213(01)00289-9
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  90. 414 citations up to the end of 2006
  91. 412 citations up to the end of 2006
  92. 412 citations up to the end of 2006
  93. 399 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  94. 398 citations up to the end of 2006
  95. 397 citations up to the end of 2006
  96. 397 citations up to the end of 2006
  97. 393 citations up to the end of 2006
  98. 392 citations up to the end of 2006
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  100. 389 citations up to the end of 2006