Top Cited Articles of All Time (2010 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 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 2018-12-30. 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 2010 editions

2010 reports for eprints

  1. 1218 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020

  2. 1153 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  3. 1138 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  4. 719 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    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. 718 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  6. 606 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  7. 603 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    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. 599 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  9. 561 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  10. 546 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  11. 536 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    Wave Function of the Universe
    J.B. Hartle (Chicago U., EFI & Santa Barbara, KITP), S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U. & Santa Barbara, KITP). Jul 1983. 46 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D28 (1983) 2960-2975, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 174-189
    PRINT-83-0937 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.28.2960

  12. 478 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  13. 476 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  14. 473 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  15. 458 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  16. 451 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  17. 441 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  18. 434 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  19. 433 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  20. 425 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  21. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  22. 417 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  23. 414 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  24. 413 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  25. 407 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  26. 407 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  27. 405 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  28. 405 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  29. 402 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  30. 391 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  31. 382 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  32. 378 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  33. 360 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  34. 355 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  35. 355 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  36. 352 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  37. 348 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  38. 346 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  39. 341 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  40. 341 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  41. 338 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    A New Type of Isotropic Cosmological Models Without Singularity
    Alexei A. Starobinsky (Cambridge U. & Landau Inst.). 1980. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B91 (1980) 99-102, Phys.Lett. 91B (1980) 99-102, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 130-133
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(80)90670-X

  42. 333 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  43. 328 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  44. 328 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  45. 323 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  46. 322 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  47. 316 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  48. 313 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  49. 308 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  50. 307 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  51. 307 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  52. 307 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  53. 305 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  54. 303 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  55. 303 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  56. 300 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  57. 296 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  58. 296 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  59. 290 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  60. 289 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  61. 286 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  62. 283 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  63. 282 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  64. 278 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    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. 276 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  66. 274 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  67. 272 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  68. 271 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  69. 270 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  70. 261 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  71. 261 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  72. 258 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  73. 257 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  74. 257 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  75. 250 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  76. 244 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  77. 243 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  78. 239 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  79. 238 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  80. 236 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  81. 233 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  82. 232 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  83. 232 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  84. 232 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  85. 229 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  86. 228 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  87. 225 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C930308 (1993) 284-296
    THU-93-26
    Conference: C93-03-08
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  88. 225 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  89. 222 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  90. 222 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  91. 221 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  92. 221 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  93. 220 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  94. 218 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  95. 218 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  96. 215 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  97. 213 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  98. 212 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  99. 212 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010
  100. 211 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2010