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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2007 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 2018-12-30. 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. 5316 citations 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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 3609 citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 3520 citations 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

  4. 3182 citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 2424 citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 2025 citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 1954 citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 1953 citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 1813 citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 1810 citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 1652 citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 1457 citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 1330 citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 1299 citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 1254 citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 1103 citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 1096 citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 1086 citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 1085 citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 1056 citations up to the end of 2007
  21. 1048 citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 1047 citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 995 citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 994 citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 927 citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 884 citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 841 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  28. 835 citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 797 citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 782 citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 779 citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 773 citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 771 citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 759 citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 733 citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 731 citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 726 citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 711 citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 693 citations up to the end of 2007
  40. 691 citations 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

  41. 681 citations up to the end of 2007
  42. 638 citations up to the end of 2007
  43. 632 citations up to the end of 2007
  44. 623 citations up to the end of 2007
  45. 618 citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 617 citations up to the end of 2007
  47. 617 citations up to the end of 2007
  48. 615 citations up to the end of 2007
  49. 603 citations up to the end of 2007
  50. 584 citations up to the end of 2007
  51. 578 citations 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

  52. 571 citations up to the end of 2007
  53. 569 citations up to the end of 2007
  54. 564 citations up to the end of 2007
  55. 564 citations up to the end of 2007
  56. 552 citations up to the end of 2007
  57. 551 citations up to the end of 2007
  58. 549 citations up to the end of 2007
  59. 542 citations up to the end of 2007
    Branes within branes
    Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway). Dec 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in NATO Sci.Ser.C 520 (1999) 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  60. 539 citations up to the end of 2007
  61. 528 citations up to the end of 2007
  62. 527 citations up to the end of 2007
  63. 522 citations up to the end of 2007
  64. 520 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  65. 519 citations up to the end of 2007
  66. 506 citations up to the end of 2007
  67. 499 citations up to the end of 2007
  68. 497 citations 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)01405-5, 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01138-G
    e-Print: hep-th/9508143 | PDF

  69. 492 citations up to the end of 2007
  70. 491 citations up to the end of 2007
  71. 489 citations up to the end of 2007
  72. 489 citations up to the end of 2007
  73. 488 citations up to the end of 2007
  74. 488 citations up to the end of 2007
  75. 486 citations up to the end of 2007
  76. 486 citations up to the end of 2007
  77. 485 citations up to the end of 2007
  78. 482 citations up to the end of 2007
  79. 482 citations up to the end of 2007
    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(01)00289-9, 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00373-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  80. 481 citations up to the end of 2007
  81. 475 citations up to the end of 2007
  82. 475 citations up to the end of 2007
  83. 473 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  84. 470 citations up to the end of 2007
  85. 469 citations up to the end of 2007
  86. 469 citations up to the end of 2007
  87. 468 citations up to the end of 2007
  88. 466 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  89. 465 citations up to the end of 2007
  90. 464 citations up to the end of 2007
  91. 461 citations up to the end of 2007
    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, p.1-32 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9607201 | PDF

  92. 459 citations up to the end of 2007
    The Anthropic landscape of string theory
    Leonard Susskind (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Feb 2003. 21 pp.
    Published in In *Carr, Bernard (ed.): Universe or multiverse?* 247-266
    e-Print: hep-th/0302219 | PDF

  93. 458 citations up to the end of 2007
  94. 447 citations up to the end of 2007
  95. 446 citations up to the end of 2007
  96. 446 citations up to the end of 2007
  97. 445 citations up to the end of 2007
  98. 445 citations up to the end of 2007
  99. 442 citations up to the end of 2007
  100. 440 citations up to the end of 2007