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

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

2007 reports for eprints

  1. 816 citations up to the end of 2007
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C930308 (1993) 284-296
    THU-93-26
    Conference: C93-03-08
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  2. 783 citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 683 citations up to the end of 2007
  4. 538 citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 463 citations 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

  6. 460 citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 452 citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 397 citations 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

  9. 380 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  10. 365 citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 362 citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 353 citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 335 citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 334 citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 324 citations up to the end of 2007
    Quantum gravity and minimum length
    Luis J. Garay (Imperial Coll., London). Mar 1994. 22 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. A10 (1995) 145-166
    IMPERIAL-TP-93-94-20
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X95000085
    e-Print: gr-qc/9403008 | PDF

  16. 322 citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 300 citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 295 citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 294 citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 290 citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 287 citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 284 citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 282 citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 279 citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 279 citations up to the end of 2007
  26. 278 citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 276 citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 276 citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 275 citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 270 citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 266 citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 263 citations 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

  33. 260 citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 253 citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 248 citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 242 citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 241 citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 240 citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 231 citations up to the end of 2007
  40. 227 citations up to the end of 2007
  41. 221 citations up to the end of 2007
  42. 219 citations up to the end of 2007
  43. 217 citations up to the end of 2007
  44. 215 citations up to the end of 2007
  45. 214 citations up to the end of 2007
  46. 214 citations up to the end of 2007
  47. 208 citations up to the end of 2007
  48. 207 citations up to the end of 2007
  49. 204 citations up to the end of 2007
  50. 201 citations up to the end of 2007
  51. 198 citations up to the end of 2007
  52. 197 citations up to the end of 2007
  53. 195 citations up to the end of 2007
  54. 193 citations up to the end of 2007
  55. 192 citations up to the end of 2007
  56. 191 citations up to the end of 2007
  57. 191 citations up to the end of 2007
  58. 189 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  59. 189 citations up to the end of 2007
  60. 186 citations up to the end of 2007
  61. 185 citations up to the end of 2007
  62. 184 citations up to the end of 2007
  63. 181 citations up to the end of 2007
  64. 180 citations up to the end of 2007
  65. 180 citations up to the end of 2007
  66. 179 citations up to the end of 2007
  67. 177 citations up to the end of 2007
  68. 177 citations up to the end of 2007
  69. 176 citations up to the end of 2007
  70. 174 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  71. 174 citations up to the end of 2007
  72. 172 citations up to the end of 2007
  73. 170 citations up to the end of 2007
  74. 170 citations up to the end of 2007
  75. 167 citations up to the end of 2007
  76. 166 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  77. 165 citations up to the end of 2007
  78. 165 citations up to the end of 2007
  79. 164 citations up to the end of 2007
  80. 164 citations up to the end of 2007
  81. 162 citations up to the end of 2007
  82. 161 citations up to the end of 2007
    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 Proceedings
    e-Print: gr-qc/0210094 | PDF

  83. 159 citations up to the end of 2007
  84. 159 citations up to the end of 2007
  85. 157 citations up to the end of 2007
  86. 156 citations up to the end of 2007
  87. 155 citations up to the end of 2007
    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
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.1912
    Based on a talk given at Conference: C93-06-21.3
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307035 | PDF

  88. 154 citations up to the end of 2007
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25
    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

  89. 154 citations up to the end of 2007
  90. 153 citations up to the end of 2007
  91. 152 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  92. 149 citations up to the end of 2007
  93. 149 citations up to the end of 2007
  94. 147 citations up to the end of 2007
  95. 146 citations up to the end of 2007
  96. 146 citations up to the end of 2007
  97. 146 citations up to the end of 2007
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  99. 145 citations up to the end of 2007
  100. 144 citations up to the end of 2007