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 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. 5261 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
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 3583 citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 3480 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. 3156 citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 2405 citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 2007 citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 1930 citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 1911 citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 1792 citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 1790 citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 1623 citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 1448 citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 1319 citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 1285 citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 1241 citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 1088 citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 1084 citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 1077 citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 1072 citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 1047 citations 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

  21. 1040 citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 1038 citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 991 citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 984 citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 918 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. 878 citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 828 citations up to the end of 2007
  28. 789 citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 779 citations up to the end of 2007
  30. 773 citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 767 citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 766 citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 754 citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 726 citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 725 citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 722 citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 705 citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 686 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

  39. 686 citations 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

  40. 675 citations up to the end of 2007
  41. 635 citations up to the end of 2007
  42. 624 citations up to the end of 2007
  43. 616 citations up to the end of 2007
  44. 613 citations up to the end of 2007
  45. 612 citations up to the end of 2007
  46. 602 citations up to the end of 2007
  47. 601 citations 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

  48. 589 citations up to the end of 2007
  49. 573 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

  50. 568 citations up to the end of 2007
  51. 568 citations up to the end of 2007
  52. 564 citations up to the end of 2007
  53. 562 citations up to the end of 2007
  54. 559 citations up to the end of 2007
  55. 545 citations up to the end of 2007
  56. 544 citations up to the end of 2007
  57. 539 citations up to the end of 2007
  58. 537 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  59. 536 citations 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

  60. 521 citations up to the end of 2007
  61. 520 citations up to the end of 2007
  62. 519 citations up to the end of 2007
  63. 514 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

  64. 512 citations up to the end of 2007
  65. 500 citations up to the end of 2007
  66. 496 citations up to the end of 2007
  67. 491 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)01138-G, 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01405-5
    e-Print: hep-th/9508143 | PDF

  68. 488 citations up to the end of 2007
  69. 488 citations up to the end of 2007
  70. 485 citations up to the end of 2007
  71. 483 citations up to the end of 2007
  72. 482 citations up to the end of 2007
  73. 480 citations up to the end of 2007
  74. 479 citations up to the end of 2007
  75. 479 citations up to the end of 2007
  76. 478 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(00)00373-4, 10.1016/S0550-3213(01)00289-9
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  77. 478 citations up to the end of 2007
  78. 476 citations up to the end of 2007
  79. 475 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  80. 472 citations up to the end of 2007
  81. 470 citations up to the end of 2007
  82. 469 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

  83. 466 citations up to the end of 2007
  84. 465 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

  85. 465 citations up to the end of 2007
  86. 464 citations up to the end of 2007
  87. 464 citations up to the end of 2007
  88. 462 citations up to the end of 2007
  89. 460 citations up to the end of 2007
  90. 455 citations up to the end of 2007
  91. 453 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 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9607201 | PDF

  92. 453 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. 442 citations up to the end of 2007
  94. 442 citations up to the end of 2007
  95. 442 citations up to the end of 2007
  96. 442 citations up to the end of 2007
  97. 439 citations up to the end of 2007
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  100. 426 citations up to the end of 2007