Top Cited Articles of All Time (2008 edition) by hep-th

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

2008 reports for eprints

  1. 4796 citations by hep-th 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

  2. 3348 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  3. 3041 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  4. 2124 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  5. 1983 citations by hep-th 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

  6. 1901 citations by hep-th 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

  7. 1726 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  8. 1679 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  9. 1664 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  10. 1509 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  11. 1378 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  12. 1248 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  13. 1240 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  14. 1179 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  15. 1078 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  16. 1062 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  17. 1060 citations by hep-th 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

  18. 1055 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  19. 1018 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  20. 1017 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  21. 962 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  22. 952 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  23. 892 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  24. 880 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  25. 824 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  26. 816 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  27. 796 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  28. 785 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  29. 781 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  30. 761 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  31. 755 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  32. 753 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  33. 711 citations by hep-th 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

  34. 708 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  35. 705 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  36. 677 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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. 674 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  38. 671 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  39. 660 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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. 645 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  41. 637 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  42. 635 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  43. 629 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  44. 626 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  45. 626 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  46. 625 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  47. 617 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  48. 610 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  49. 610 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  50. 608 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  51. 597 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  52. 583 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  53. 580 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  54. 577 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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.)

  55. 571 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  56. 566 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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. 558 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  58. 556 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  59. 545 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  60. 545 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  61. 542 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  62. 537 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  63. 533 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  64. 532 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  65. 532 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  66. 532 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  67. 528 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  68. 526 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  69. 524 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  70. 521 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  71. 516 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  72. 513 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  73. 511 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  74. 505 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  75. 496 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  76. 490 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  77. 490 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  78. 489 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  79. 487 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  80. 487 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  81. 485 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  82. 482 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  83. 482 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  84. 476 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  85. 474 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  86. 473 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  87. 472 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  88. 468 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  89. 468 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  90. 467 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  91. 466 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  92. 463 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  93. 460 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  94. 459 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  95. 458 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
    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

  96. 458 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  97. 456 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  98. 456 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  99. 456 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008
  100. 454 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2008