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 2018-01-08. 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. 1133 citations 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

  2. 983 citations up to the end of 2010
  3. 854 citations up to the end of 2010
  4. 797 citations up to the end of 2010
  5. 694 citations up to the end of 2010
  6. 649 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. 605 citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 586 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. 584 citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 561 citations up to the end of 2010
  11. 553 citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 533 citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 529 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. 493 citations up to the end of 2010
  15. 492 citations up to the end of 2010
  16. 481 citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 461 citations up to the end of 2010
    Quantum gravity and minimum length
    Luis J. Garay (Imperial Coll., London). Mar 1994. 22 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. A10 (1995) 145-166
    IMPERIAL-TP-93-94-20
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X95000085
    e-Print: gr-qc/9403008 | PDF

  18. 435 citations up to the end of 2010
  19. 427 citations up to the end of 2010
  20. 417 citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 406 citations up to the end of 2010
  22. 404 citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 399 citations up to the end of 2010
  24. 399 citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 398 citations up to the end of 2010
  26. 397 citations up to the end of 2010
  27. 390 citations up to the end of 2010
  28. 381 citations up to the end of 2010
  29. 380 citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 375 citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 374 citations up to the end of 2010
  32. 367 citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 366 citations up to the end of 2010
  34. 362 citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 354 citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 352 citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 349 citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 344 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. 338 citations up to the end of 2010
  40. 337 citations up to the end of 2010
  41. 335 citations up to the end of 2010
  42. 332 citations up to the end of 2010
  43. 331 citations up to the end of 2010
  44. 322 citations up to the end of 2010
  45. 322 citations up to the end of 2010
  46. 312 citations up to the end of 2010
  47. 311 citations up to the end of 2010
  48. 311 citations up to the end of 2010
  49. 308 citations up to the end of 2010
  50. 299 citations up to the end of 2010
  51. 294 citations up to the end of 2010
  52. 293 citations up to the end of 2010
  53. 286 citations up to the end of 2010
  54. 283 citations up to the end of 2010
  55. 282 citations up to the end of 2010
  56. 273 citations up to the end of 2010
  57. 272 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. 272 citations up to the end of 2010
  59. 272 citations up to the end of 2010
  60. 270 citations up to the end of 2010
  61. 270 citations up to the end of 2010
  62. 269 citations up to the end of 2010
  63. 258 citations up to the end of 2010
  64. 258 citations up to the end of 2010
  65. 254 citations up to the end of 2010
  66. 252 citations up to the end of 2010
  67. 252 citations up to the end of 2010
  68. 251 citations up to the end of 2010
  69. 249 citations up to the end of 2010
  70. 244 citations up to the end of 2010
  71. 244 citations up to the end of 2010
  72. 240 citations up to the end of 2010
  73. 239 citations up to the end of 2010
  74. 238 citations up to the end of 2010
  75. 233 citations up to the end of 2010
  76. 231 citations up to the end of 2010
  77. 230 citations up to the end of 2010
  78. 229 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

  79. 228 citations up to the end of 2010
  80. 228 citations up to the end of 2010
  81. 228 citations up to the end of 2010
  82. 225 citations up to the end of 2010
  83. 225 citations up to the end of 2010
  84. 225 citations up to the end of 2010
  85. 225 citations up to the end of 2010
  86. 223 citations up to the end of 2010
  87. 222 citations up to the end of 2010
  88. 219 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

  89. 218 citations up to the end of 2010
  90. 217 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
    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. 217 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 Proceedings
    e-Print: gr-qc/0210094 | PDF

  92. 215 citations up to the end of 2010
  93. 215 citations up to the end of 2010
  94. 215 citations up to the end of 2010
  95. 212 citations up to the end of 2010
  96. 212 citations up to the end of 2010
  97. 211 citations up to the end of 2010
  98. 210 citations up to the end of 2010
  99. 210 citations up to the end of 2010
  100. 209 citations up to the end of 2010