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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2008 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 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. 892 citations 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

  2. 853 citations up to the end of 2008
  3. 739 citations up to the end of 2008
  4. 588 citations up to the end of 2008
  5. 580 citations up to the end of 2008
  6. 509 citations 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

  7. 485 citations up to the end of 2008
  8. 468 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 430 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 421 citations up to the end of 2008
  11. 420 citations up to the end of 2008
  12. 403 citations up to the end of 2008
  13. 402 citations up to the end of 2008
  14. 399 citations up to the end of 2008
  15. 376 citations up to the end of 2008
  16. 370 citations up to the end of 2008
  17. 353 citations up to the end of 2008
  18. 339 citations up to the end of 2008
  19. 318 citations up to the end of 2008
  20. 317 citations up to the end of 2008
  21. 317 citations up to the end of 2008
  22. 315 citations up to the end of 2008
  23. 313 citations up to the end of 2008
  24. 312 citations up to the end of 2008
  25. 310 citations up to the end of 2008
  26. 302 citations up to the end of 2008
  27. 295 citations up to the end of 2008
  28. 294 citations up to the end of 2008
  29. 294 citations 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

  30. 294 citations up to the end of 2008
  31. 294 citations up to the end of 2008
  32. 288 citations up to the end of 2008
  33. 287 citations up to the end of 2008
  34. 284 citations up to the end of 2008
  35. 278 citations up to the end of 2008
  36. 276 citations up to the end of 2008
  37. 273 citations up to the end of 2008
  38. 270 citations up to the end of 2008
  39. 265 citations up to the end of 2008
  40. 264 citations up to the end of 2008
  41. 261 citations up to the end of 2008
  42. 257 citations up to the end of 2008
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  44. 253 citations up to the end of 2008
  45. 245 citations up to the end of 2008
  46. 240 citations up to the end of 2008
  47. 234 citations up to the end of 2008
  48. 234 citations up to the end of 2008
  49. 232 citations up to the end of 2008
  50. 230 citations up to the end of 2008
  51. 223 citations up to the end of 2008
  52. 222 citations up to the end of 2008
  53. 217 citations up to the end of 2008
  54. 217 citations up to the end of 2008
  55. 215 citations up to the end of 2008
  56. 211 citations up to the end of 2008
  57. 209 citations up to the end of 2008
  58. 209 citations up to the end of 2008
  59. 208 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  60. 207 citations up to the end of 2008
  61. 205 citations up to the end of 2008
  62. 203 citations up to the end of 2008
  63. 202 citations up to the end of 2008
  64. 200 citations up to the end of 2008
  65. 197 citations up to the end of 2008
  66. 197 citations up to the end of 2008
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  68. 196 citations up to the end of 2008
  69. 196 citations up to the end of 2008
  70. 195 citations up to the end of 2008
  71. 193 citations up to the end of 2008
  72. 192 citations up to the end of 2008
  73. 192 citations up to the end of 2008
  74. 192 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  75. 192 citations up to the end of 2008
  76. 192 citations up to the end of 2008
  77. 189 citations up to the end of 2008
  78. 184 citations up to the end of 2008
  79. 183 citations up to the end of 2008
  80. 182 citations up to the end of 2008
  81. 181 citations up to the end of 2008
    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
    e-Print: gr-qc/0210094 | PDF

  82. 180 citations up to the end of 2008
  83. 179 citations up to the end of 2008
  84. 176 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  85. 175 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  86. 174 citations up to the end of 2008
  87. 173 citations up to the end of 2008
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25, C92-06-29.1
    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

  88. 170 citations up to the end of 2008
  89. 168 citations up to the end of 2008
  90. 168 citations up to the end of 2008
  91. 167 citations up to the end of 2008
  92. 167 citations up to the end of 2008
  93. 167 citations up to the end of 2008
  94. 166 citations up to the end of 2008
  95. 165 citations up to the end of 2008
    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, C93-06-21.3
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.1912
    Based on a talk given at Conference: C93-06-21.3
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307035 | PDF

  96. 165 citations up to the end of 2008
  97. 164 citations up to the end of 2008
  98. 164 citations up to the end of 2008
  99. 162 citations up to the end of 2008
  100. 162 citations up to the end of 2008