Top Cited Articles of All Time (2007 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2007 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 2007 editions

2007 reports for eprints

  1. 875 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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. 658 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  3. 648 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  4. 531 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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. 496 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  6. 491 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  7. 467 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  8. 439 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  9. 433 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  10. 427 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  11. 403 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  12. 390 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  13. 365 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  14. 356 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  15. 352 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  16. 350 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  17. 326 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  18. 323 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  19. 323 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  20. 311 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  21. 307 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  22. 299 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  23. 297 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  24. 297 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  25. 289 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  26. 285 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  27. 283 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  28. 270 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  29. 257 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  30. 255 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  31. 254 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  32. 252 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  33. 238 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  34. 237 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  35. 237 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  36. 226 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  37. 226 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  38. 224 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  39. 224 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  40. 223 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  41. 223 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  42. 223 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  43. 223 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  44. 221 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  45. 217 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  46. 215 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  47. 212 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  48. 211 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  49. 210 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  50. 209 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  51. 209 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  52. 208 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  53. 206 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  54. 206 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  55. 203 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  56. 202 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  57. 199 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  58. 198 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  59. 198 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  60. 196 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  61. 195 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  62. 195 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  63. 194 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  64. 192 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  65. 186 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  66. 186 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  67. 186 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  68. 185 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  69. 181 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  70. 181 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  71. 180 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  72. 179 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  73. 176 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  74. 175 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  75. 174 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  76. 165 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  77. 164 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  78. 163 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  79. 163 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  80. 162 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  81. 161 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  82. 159 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  83. 159 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  84. 159 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  85. 158 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  86. 156 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  87. 155 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  88. 155 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  89. 155 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  90. 155 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  91. 154 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  92. 154 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  93. 153 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  94. 150 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  95. 149 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  96. 149 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  97. 149 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  98. 149 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
  99. 148 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007
    Quantum Theory and Five-Dimensional Theory of Relativity. (In German and English) (In German)
    Oskar Klein (Copenhagen U.). 1926. 12 pp.
    Published in Z.Phys. 37 (1926) 895-906, Surveys High Energ.Phys. 5 (1986) 241-244
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01397481
    Conference: C82-05-20

  100. 148 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2007