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

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

2010 reports for eprints

  1. 1122 citations 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

  2. 975 citations up to the end of 2010
  3. 853 citations up to the end of 2010
  4. 793 citations up to the end of 2010
  5. 689 citations up to the end of 2010
  6. 643 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 602 citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 585 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  9. 581 citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 560 citations up to the end of 2010
  11. 548 citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 528 citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 526 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  14. 491 citations up to the end of 2010
  15. 490 citations up to the end of 2010
  16. 480 citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 459 citations up to the end of 2010
  18. 433 citations up to the end of 2010
  19. 423 citations up to the end of 2010
  20. 415 citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 406 citations up to the end of 2010
  22. 398 citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 398 citations up to the end of 2010
  24. 397 citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 396 citations up to the end of 2010
  26. 394 citations up to the end of 2010
  27. 388 citations up to the end of 2010
  28. 380 citations up to the end of 2010
  29. 375 citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 372 citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 370 citations up to the end of 2010
  32. 361 citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 361 citations up to the end of 2010
  34. 361 citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 353 citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 347 citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 347 citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 341 citations 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

  39. 334 citations up to the end of 2010
  40. 334 citations up to the end of 2010
  41. 334 citations up to the end of 2010
  42. 329 citations up to the end of 2010
  43. 324 citations up to the end of 2010
  44. 321 citations up to the end of 2010
  45. 320 citations up to the end of 2010
  46. 310 citations up to the end of 2010
  47. 308 citations up to the end of 2010
  48. 308 citations up to the end of 2010
  49. 307 citations up to the end of 2010
  50. 298 citations up to the end of 2010
  51. 292 citations up to the end of 2010
  52. 291 citations up to the end of 2010
  53. 284 citations up to the end of 2010
  54. 283 citations up to the end of 2010
  55. 281 citations up to the end of 2010
  56. 272 citations up to the end of 2010
  57. 271 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 271 citations up to the end of 2010
  59. 271 citations up to the end of 2010
  60. 268 citations up to the end of 2010
  61. 268 citations up to the end of 2010
  62. 265 citations up to the end of 2010
  63. 256 citations up to the end of 2010
  64. 256 citations up to the end of 2010
  65. 254 citations up to the end of 2010
  66. 251 citations up to the end of 2010
  67. 249 citations up to the end of 2010
  68. 249 citations up to the end of 2010
  69. 247 citations up to the end of 2010
  70. 243 citations up to the end of 2010
  71. 242 citations up to the end of 2010
  72. 239 citations up to the end of 2010
  73. 238 citations up to the end of 2010
  74. 237 citations up to the end of 2010
  75. 232 citations up to the end of 2010
  76. 230 citations up to the end of 2010
  77. 228 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  78. 228 citations up to the end of 2010
  79. 225 citations up to the end of 2010
  80. 224 citations up to the end of 2010
  81. 224 citations up to the end of 2010
  82. 224 citations up to the end of 2010
  83. 224 citations up to the end of 2010
  84. 223 citations up to the end of 2010
  85. 222 citations up to the end of 2010
  86. 221 citations up to the end of 2010
  87. 217 citations up to the end of 2010
  88. 216 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  89. 215 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  90. 215 citations up to the end of 2010
  91. 214 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  92. 213 citations up to the end of 2010
  93. 212 citations up to the end of 2010
  94. 212 citations up to the end of 2010
  95. 212 citations up to the end of 2010
  96. 210 citations up to the end of 2010
  97. 208 citations up to the end of 2010
  98. 208 citations up to the end of 2010
  99. 207 citations up to the end of 2010
  100. 206 citations up to the end of 2010