Top Cited Articles of All Time (2009 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2009 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 2009 editions

2009 reports for eprints

  1. 1077 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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. 967 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  3. 965 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  4. 662 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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. 616 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  6. 580 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  7. 552 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  8. 529 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  9. 519 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  10. 517 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  11. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  12. 456 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  13. 439 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  14. 435 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  15. 425 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  16. 398 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  17. 397 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  18. 393 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  19. 382 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  20. 382 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  21. 380 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  22. 380 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  23. 377 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  24. 370 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  25. 357 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  26. 357 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  27. 354 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  28. 348 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  29. 344 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  30. 340 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  31. 334 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  32. 326 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  33. 319 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  34. 315 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  35. 313 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  36. 305 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  37. 305 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  38. 304 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  39. 299 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  40. 299 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  41. 297 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  42. 287 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  43. 286 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  44. 284 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  45. 283 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  46. 283 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  47. 281 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  48. 279 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  49. 279 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  50. 275 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  51. 274 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  52. 273 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  53. 272 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  54. 270 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  55. 269 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  56. 266 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  57. 265 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  58. 264 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  59. 264 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  60. 261 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  61. 260 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  62. 259 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  63. 256 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  64. 254 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  65. 248 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  66. 246 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  67. 244 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  68. 242 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  69. 235 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  70. 234 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  71. 231 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  72. 229 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  73. 229 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  74. 227 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  75. 223 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  76. 218 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  77. 216 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  78. 213 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  79. 213 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  80. 212 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  81. 210 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  82. 209 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  83. 209 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  84. 207 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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. 204 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  86. 204 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  87. 203 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  88. 203 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  89. 201 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  90. 198 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  91. 196 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  92. 196 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  93. 194 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  94. 190 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  95. 189 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  96. 188 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  97. 185 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  98. 185 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  99. 185 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009
  100. 185 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2009