Top Cited Articles of All Time (2007 edition) by hep-th

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

Annual and All-time 2007 editions

2007 reports for eprints

  1. 4264 citations by hep-th 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

  2. 2990 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  3. 2710 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  4. 2010 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  5. 1850 citations by hep-th 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

  6. 1771 citations by hep-th 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

  7. 1635 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  8. 1603 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  9. 1559 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  10. 1456 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  11. 1334 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  12. 1211 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  13. 1151 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  14. 1135 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  15. 1049 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  16. 990 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  17. 980 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  18. 959 citations by hep-th 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

  19. 953 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  20. 942 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  21. 920 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  22. 880 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  23. 853 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  24. 809 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  25. 785 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  26. 755 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  27. 748 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  28. 743 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  29. 701 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  30. 696 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  31. 688 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  32. 680 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  33. 673 citations by hep-th 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

  34. 673 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  35. 670 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  36. 659 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  37. 636 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  38. 628 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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. 625 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  40. 611 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  41. 611 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  42. 610 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  43. 600 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  44. 598 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  45. 592 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  46. 584 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  47. 575 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  48. 572 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  49. 572 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  50. 567 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  51. 549 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  52. 547 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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.)

  53. 544 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  54. 542 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  55. 540 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  56. 532 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  57. 532 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  58. 520 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  59. 518 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  60. 515 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  61. 513 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  62. 511 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  63. 510 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  64. 510 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  65. 500 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  66. 499 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  67. 495 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  68. 490 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  69. 485 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  70. 484 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  71. 481 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  72. 474 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  73. 471 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  74. 470 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  75. 469 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  76. 467 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  77. 464 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  78. 462 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  79. 457 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  80. 457 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  81. 455 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  82. 450 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  83. 449 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  84. 449 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  85. 448 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  86. 448 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  87. 448 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  88. 447 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  89. 445 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  90. 445 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  91. 445 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  92. 443 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  93. 443 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  94. 442 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  95. 439 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  96. 439 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
    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

  97. 438 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  98. 438 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  99. 436 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007
  100. 435 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2007