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 2018-01-08. 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. 4623 citations up to the end of 2006
  2. 3167 citations up to the end of 2006
  3. 3110 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. 2797 citations up to the end of 2006
  5. 2219 citations up to the end of 2006
  6. 1942 citations up to the end of 2006
  7. 1839 citations up to the end of 2006
  8. 1722 citations up to the end of 2006
  9. 1714 citations up to the end of 2006
  10. 1706 citations up to the end of 2006
  11. 1592 citations up to the end of 2006
  12. 1407 citations up to the end of 2006
  13. 1233 citations up to the end of 2006
  14. 1184 citations up to the end of 2006
  15. 1171 citations up to the end of 2006
  16. 1051 citations up to the end of 2006
  17. 1048 citations up to the end of 2006
  18. 1028 citations up to the end of 2006
  19. 967 citations up to the end of 2006
  20. 945 citations up to the end of 2006
  21. 942 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. 914 citations up to the end of 2006
  24. 793 citations up to the end of 2006
  25. 769 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

  26. 767 citations up to the end of 2006
  27. 755 citations up to the end of 2006
  28. 731 citations up to the end of 2006
  29. 716 citations up to the end of 2006
    Out of this world supersymmetry breaking
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). Oct 1998. 42 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B557 (1999) 79-118
    MIT-CTP-2788, PUPT-1815, BUHEP-98-26
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(99)00359-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9810155 | PDF

  30. 697 citations up to the end of 2006
  31. 691 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  32. 670 citations up to the end of 2006
  33. 669 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

  34. 666 citations up to the end of 2006
  35. 665 citations up to the end of 2006
  36. 659 citations up to the end of 2006
  37. 631 citations up to the end of 2006
  38. 627 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

  39. 609 citations up to the end of 2006
  40. 607 citations up to the end of 2006
  41. 596 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. 587 citations up to the end of 2006
  43. 587 citations up to the end of 2006
  44. 581 citations up to the end of 2006
  45. 575 citations up to the end of 2006
    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

  46. 569 citations up to the end of 2006
  47. 557 citations up to the end of 2006
  48. 550 citations up to the end of 2006
  49. 542 citations up to the end of 2006
  50. 542 citations up to the end of 2006
  51. 538 citations up to the end of 2006
  52. 534 citations up to the end of 2006
  53. 532 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

  54. 530 citations up to the end of 2006
  55. 530 citations up to the end of 2006
  56. 513 citations up to the end of 2006
  57. 508 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

  58. 505 citations up to the end of 2006
  59. 503 citations up to the end of 2006
  60. 494 citations up to the end of 2006
  61. 491 citations up to the end of 2006
  62. 490 citations up to the end of 2006
  63. 489 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

  64. 474 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

  65. 472 citations up to the end of 2006
  66. 467 citations up to the end of 2006
  67. 466 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

  68. 466 citations up to the end of 2006
  69. 464 citations up to the end of 2006
  70. 460 citations up to the end of 2006
  71. 455 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. 454 citations up to the end of 2006
  73. 453 citations up to the end of 2006
  74. 452 citations up to the end of 2006
  75. 450 citations up to the end of 2006
  76. 450 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

  77. 445 citations up to the end of 2006
  78. 444 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

  79. 443 citations up to the end of 2006
  80. 440 citations up to the end of 2006
  81. 435 citations up to the end of 2006
  82. 434 citations up to the end of 2006
  83. 434 citations up to the end of 2006
  84. 433 citations up to the end of 2006
  85. 433 citations up to the end of 2006
  86. 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

  87. 428 citations up to the end of 2006
  88. 428 citations up to the end of 2006
  89. 422 citations up to the end of 2006
  90. 416 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

  91. 415 citations up to the end of 2006
  92. 414 citations up to the end of 2006
  93. 413 citations up to the end of 2006
  94. 402 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

  95. 400 citations up to the end of 2006
  96. 400 citations up to the end of 2006
  97. 397 citations up to the end of 2006
  98. 393 citations up to the end of 2006
  99. 393 citations up to the end of 2006
  100. 391 citations up to the end of 2006