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

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

2009 reports for eprints

  1. 973 citations 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

  2. 929 citations up to the end of 2009
  3. 791 citations up to the end of 2009
  4. 687 citations up to the end of 2009
  5. 632 citations up to the end of 2009
  6. 547 citations 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

  7. 545 citations 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

  8. 519 citations up to the end of 2009
  9. 508 citations up to the end of 2009
  10. 484 citations up to the end of 2009
  11. 482 citations up to the end of 2009
  12. 481 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  13. 477 citations up to the end of 2009
  14. 441 citations up to the end of 2009
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  16. 417 citations up to the end of 2009
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  20. 357 citations up to the end of 2009
  21. 356 citations up to the end of 2009
  22. 355 citations up to the end of 2009
  23. 348 citations up to the end of 2009
  24. 347 citations up to the end of 2009
  25. 346 citations up to the end of 2009
  26. 345 citations up to the end of 2009
  27. 338 citations up to the end of 2009
  28. 336 citations up to the end of 2009
  29. 333 citations up to the end of 2009
  30. 330 citations up to the end of 2009
  31. 326 citations up to the end of 2009
  32. 322 citations up to the end of 2009
  33. 319 citations up to the end of 2009
  34. 316 citations 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

  35. 311 citations up to the end of 2009
  36. 311 citations up to the end of 2009
  37. 303 citations up to the end of 2009
  38. 301 citations up to the end of 2009
  39. 300 citations up to the end of 2009
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  42. 292 citations up to the end of 2009
  43. 282 citations up to the end of 2009
  44. 278 citations up to the end of 2009
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  48. 269 citations up to the end of 2009
  49. 262 citations up to the end of 2009
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  52. 254 citations up to the end of 2009
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  54. 250 citations up to the end of 2009
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  56. 240 citations up to the end of 2009
  57. 237 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  58. 237 citations up to the end of 2009
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  66. 219 citations up to the end of 2009
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  70. 214 citations up to the end of 2009
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  75. 211 citations up to the end of 2009
  76. 210 citations up to the end of 2009
  77. 209 citations up to the end of 2009
  78. 208 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  79. 208 citations up to the end of 2009
  80. 208 citations up to the end of 2009
  81. 207 citations up to the end of 2009
  82. 204 citations up to the end of 2009
  83. 204 citations up to the end of 2009
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  85. 199 citations up to the end of 2009
  86. 198 citations up to the end of 2009
  87. 198 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  88. 197 citations up to the end of 2009
  89. 195 citations up to the end of 2009
  90. 194 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  91. 193 citations up to the end of 2009
  92. 192 citations up to the end of 2009
  93. 190 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  94. 189 citations up to the end of 2009
  95. 188 citations up to the end of 2009
  96. 188 citations up to the end of 2009
  97. 186 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  98. 185 citations up to the end of 2009
  99. 183 citations up to the end of 2009
    Selfinteraction correction to black hole radiance
    Per Kraus, Frank Wilczek (Princeton U.). Aug 1994. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B433 (1995) 403-420
    PUPT-1490, IASSNS-HEP-94-61
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)00411-7
    e-Print: gr-qc/9408003 | PDF

  100. 183 citations up to the end of 2009