Top Cited Articles of All Time (2009 edition) by hep-th

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

2009 reports for eprints

  1. 5313 citations by hep-th 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

  2. 3700 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  3. 3366 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  4. 2227 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  5. 2098 citations by hep-th 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

  6. 2011 citations by hep-th 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

  7. 1872 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  8. 1742 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  9. 1710 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  10. 1552 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  11. 1416 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  12. 1317 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  13. 1309 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  14. 1202 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  15. 1142 citations by hep-th 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

  16. 1130 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  17. 1114 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  18. 1113 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  19. 1105 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  20. 1080 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  21. 994 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  22. 994 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  23. 984 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  24. 929 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  25. 857 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  26. 843 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  27. 842 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  28. 840 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  29. 833 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  30. 824 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  31. 817 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  32. 801 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  33. 747 citations by hep-th 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

  34. 732 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  35. 727 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  36. 714 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  37. 699 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  38. 698 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  39. 698 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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. 694 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  41. 693 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  42. 674 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  43. 669 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  44. 669 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  45. 666 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  46. 657 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  47. 647 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  48. 647 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  49. 627 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  50. 621 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  51. 619 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  52. 618 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  53. 616 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  54. 616 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  55. 602 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  56. 599 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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.)

  57. 598 citations by hep-th 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

  58. 598 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  59. 594 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  60. 592 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  61. 584 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  62. 575 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  63. 575 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  64. 574 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  65. 568 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  66. 550 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  67. 549 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  68. 547 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  69. 544 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  70. 538 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  71. 534 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  72. 531 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  73. 529 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  74. 521 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  75. 521 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  76. 514 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  77. 514 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  78. 514 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  79. 514 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  80. 505 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  81. 503 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  82. 502 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  83. 501 citations by hep-th 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

  84. 495 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  85. 495 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  86. 493 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  87. 493 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  88. 492 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  89. 491 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  90. 489 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  91. 489 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  92. 484 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
    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

  93. 482 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  94. 482 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  95. 480 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  96. 480 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  97. 480 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  98. 477 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  99. 477 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009
  100. 477 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2009