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 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. 5872 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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 4087 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  3. 3700 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  4. 2349 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  5. 2198 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. 1773 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., 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

  15. 1233 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  16. 1232 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  17. 1185 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. 921 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  26. 918 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: 10.1006/aphy.2000.6013, 10.1016/0003-4916(82)90164-6

  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. 862 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  31. 858 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  32. 828 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  33. 815 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  34. 779 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  35. 774 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  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. 726 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  41. 718 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. 714 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. 704 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  45. 701 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. B103 (1981) 207-210, Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  49. 667 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  50. 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 Conf.Proc. C930308 (1993) 284-296
    THU-93-26
    Conference: C93-03-08
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  51. 662 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    Phases of N=2 theories in two-dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jan 1993. 93 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B403 (1993) 159-222, AMS/IP Stud.Adv.Math. 1 (1996) 143-211
    IASSNS-HEP-93-3
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90033-L
    e-Print: hep-th/9301042 | PDF

  52. 661 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  53. 650 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. 643 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

  56. 642 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  57. 642 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  58. 634 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  59. 633 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. 603 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  64. 601 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  65. 600 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. 567 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. 556 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  74. 552 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  75. 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 NATO Sci.Ser.C 520 (1999) 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  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(01)00289-9, 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00373-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  79. 541 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  80. 535 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
    Dirac-Born-Infeld Action from Dirichlet Sigma Model
    R.G. Leigh (Texas U.). Sep 26, 1989. 10 pp.
    Published in Mod.Phys.Lett. A4 (1989) 2767
    UTTG-31-89
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217732389003099

  81. 535 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  82. 535 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  83. 530 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  84. 526 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  85. 525 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  86. 524 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  87. 519 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. 514 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  90. 513 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. 512 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. 502 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010
  100. 501 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2010