Top Cited Articles of All Time (2008 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2008 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 2008 editions

2008 reports for eprints

  1. 988 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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. 814 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  3. 804 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  4. 594 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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. 566 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  6. 533 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  7. 491 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  8. 489 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  9. 481 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  10. 472 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  11. 434 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  12. 413 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  13. 397 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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. 397 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  15. 385 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  16. 368 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  17. 364 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  18. 361 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  19. 354 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  20. 353 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  21. 347 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  22. 338 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  23. 334 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  24. 325 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  25. 321 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  26. 317 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  27. 317 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  28. 302 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  29. 287 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  30. 285 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  31. 284 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  32. 282 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  33. 280 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  34. 274 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  35. 273 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  36. 272 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  37. 272 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  38. 267 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  39. 262 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  40. 260 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  41. 258 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  42. 256 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  43. 253 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  44. 252 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  45. 251 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  46. 250 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  47. 247 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  48. 244 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  49. 241 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  50. 240 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  51. 238 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  52. 237 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  53. 237 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  54. 237 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  55. 233 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  56. 233 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  57. 229 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  58. 228 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  59. 227 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  60. 226 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  61. 226 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  62. 226 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  63. 221 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  64. 220 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  65. 218 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  66. 217 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  67. 215 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  68. 211 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  69. 211 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  70. 209 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  71. 208 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  72. 207 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  73. 206 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  74. 205 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  75. 205 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  76. 202 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  77. 201 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  78. 193 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  79. 191 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  80. 190 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  81. 183 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  82. 181 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  83. 178 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  84. 177 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  85. 176 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  86. 175 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  87. 173 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  88. 172 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  89. 171 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  90. 170 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  91. 170 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  92. 169 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  93. 169 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  94. 168 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  95. 168 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  96. 168 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  97. 168 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  98. 167 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  99. 167 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
  100. 166 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2008
    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