Top Cited Articles of All Time (2010 edition) by hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 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 2010 editions

2010 reports for eprints

  1. 5868 citations by hep-th 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
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 4088 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  3. 3701 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  4. 2347 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  5. 2197 citations by hep-th 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

  6. 2108 citations by hep-th 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

  7. 2036 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  8. 1813 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  9. 1766 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  10. 1596 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  11. 1445 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  12. 1380 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  13. 1370 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  14. 1243 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  15. 1232 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  16. 1231 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  17. 1184 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  18. 1181 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  19. 1144 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  20. 1142 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  21. 1095 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  22. 1025 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  23. 1017 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  24. 971 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  25. 920 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  26. 920 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  27. 909 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  28. 895 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  29. 866 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  30. 861 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  31. 856 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  32. 830 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  33. 815 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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. 780 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  35. 774 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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. 761 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  37. 758 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  38. 743 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  39. 730 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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. 725 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  41. 719 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  42. 713 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  43. 709 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  44. 705 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  45. 700 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  46. 694 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  47. 690 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  48. 685 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  49. 665 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  50. 665 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  51. 663 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  52. 661 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  53. 649 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  54. 644 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  55. 642 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  56. 641 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  57. 641 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  58. 633 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  59. 631 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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.)

  60. 631 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  61. 627 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  62. 610 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  63. 604 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  64. 600 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  65. 599 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  66. 595 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  67. 584 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  68. 569 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  69. 568 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  70. 565 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  71. 562 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  72. 559 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  73. 555 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  74. 552 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  75. 551 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  76. 551 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  77. 542 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  78. 542 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  79. 541 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  80. 535 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  81. 534 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  82. 533 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  83. 531 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    A Stress tensor for Anti-de Sitter gravity
    Vijay Balasubramanian (Harvard U. & UC, Santa Barbara), Per Kraus (Chicago U., EFI). Feb 1999. 19 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 208 (1999) 413-428
    HUTP-99-A002, EFI-99-6, NSF-ITP-98-132
    DOI: 10.1007/s002200050764
    e-Print: hep-th/9902121 | PDF

  84. 527 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  85. 524 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  86. 523 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  87. 518 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  88. 515 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  89. 513 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  90. 512 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  91. 512 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  92. 511 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  93. 510 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  94. 507 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    Quantized space-time
    Hartland S. Snyder (Northwestern U.). May 1946. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. 71 (1947) 38-41
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRev.71.38

  95. 507 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  96. 507 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  97. 506 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    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

  98. 506 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  99. 501 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  100. 501 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010