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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 edition) 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. 7678 citations 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. 5177 citations up to the end of 2010
  3. 4547 citations up to the end of 2010
  4. 4422 citations 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. 2949 citations up to the end of 2010
  6. 2661 citations up to the end of 2010
  7. 2250 citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 2142 citations up to the end of 2010
  9. 2021 citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 1983 citations up to the end of 2010
  11. 1794 citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 1644 citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 1589 citations up to the end of 2010
  14. 1586 citations up to the end of 2010
  15. 1581 citations up to the end of 2010
  16. 1463 citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 1449 citations up to the end of 2010
    Complex Spinors and Unified Theories
    Murray Gell-Mann (CERN), Pierre Ramond (Caltech), Richard Slansky (Los Alamos). 1979. 7 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C790927 (1979) 315-321
    PRINT-80-0576
    Prepared for Conference: C79-09-27 (Stony Brook Wkshp.1979:0315)
    e-Print: arXiv:1306.4669 [hep-th] | PDF

  18. 1386 citations up to the end of 2010
  19. 1378 citations 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

  20. 1362 citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 1334 citations up to the end of 2010
  22. 1313 citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 1309 citations up to the end of 2010
  24. 1256 citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 1224 citations up to the end of 2010
  26. 1196 citations up to the end of 2010
  27. 1176 citations up to the end of 2010
  28. 1170 citations up to the end of 2010
  29. 1090 citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 1084 citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 1076 citations up to the end of 2010
  32. 1055 citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 989 citations up to the end of 2010
  34. 917 citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 883 citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 872 citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 866 citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 859 citations 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

  39. 847 citations 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

  40. 837 citations up to the end of 2010
  41. 826 citations up to the end of 2010
  42. 815 citations 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

  43. 798 citations up to the end of 2010
  44. 798 citations up to the end of 2010
  45. 775 citations up to the end of 2010
  46. 760 citations up to the end of 2010
  47. 757 citations up to the end of 2010
  48. 728 citations up to the end of 2010
  49. 725 citations up to the end of 2010
  50. 720 citations up to the end of 2010
  51. 699 citations up to the end of 2010
  52. 698 citations up to the end of 2010
  53. 693 citations up to the end of 2010
  54. 685 citations up to the end of 2010
  55. 681 citations up to the end of 2010
  56. 677 citations up to the end of 2010
  57. 661 citations up to the end of 2010
  58. 655 citations up to the end of 2010
  59. 653 citations up to the end of 2010
  60. 650 citations up to the end of 2010
  61. 646 citations 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

  62. 640 citations up to the end of 2010
  63. 640 citations up to the end of 2010
  64. 637 citations up to the end of 2010
    The Anthropic landscape of string theory
    Leonard Susskind (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Feb 2003. 21 pp.
    Published in In *Carr, Bernard (ed.): Universe or multiverse?* 247-266
    e-Print: hep-th/0302219 | PDF

  65. 635 citations up to the end of 2010
  66. 632 citations up to the end of 2010
  67. 632 citations up to the end of 2010
  68. 630 citations up to the end of 2010
  69. 629 citations 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

  70. 617 citations 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

  71. 612 citations up to the end of 2010
  72. 612 citations 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

  73. 611 citations up to the end of 2010
    An Early Proposal of 'Brane World'
    K. Akama (Saitama Medical Coll.). 1982. 5 pp.
    Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 176 (1982) 267-271
    SMC-PHYS-66, SMC-PHYS-160
    Published in the proceedings of Conference: C82-08-20, p., 267-271 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/0001113 | PDF

  74. 603 citations up to the end of 2010
  75. 600 citations up to the end of 2010
  76. 589 citations up to the end of 2010
  77. 586 citations up to the end of 2010
  78. 579 citations up to the end of 2010
  79. 578 citations up to the end of 2010
    Lectures on supersymmetric gauge theories and electric-magnetic duality
    Kenneth A. Intriligator, N. Seiberg (Rutgers U., Piscataway & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Mar 1995. 44 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 45BC (1996) 1-28, Subnucl.Ser. 34 (1997) 237-299
    RU-95-48, IASSNS-HEP-95-70
    DOI: 10.1016/0920-5632(95)00626-5
    Conference: C96-07-03, Conference: C95-03-27, Conference: C95-06-04.1, p.223-266, Conference: C95-06-12.1, p.25-65, Conference: C95-07-11.2, p.161-199, Conference: C96-03-18.1, p.157-183 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9509066 | PDF

  80. 577 citations up to the end of 2010
  81. 575 citations up to the end of 2010
  82. 574 citations up to the end of 2010
  83. 572 citations up to the end of 2010
  84. 568 citations up to the end of 2010
  85. 566 citations up to the end of 2010
  86. 566 citations up to the end of 2010
  87. 558 citations up to the end of 2010
  88. 557 citations up to the end of 2010
  89. 556 citations up to the end of 2010
    One Loop Threshold Effects in String Unification
    Vadim S. Kaplunovsky (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Dec 1987. 12 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B307 (1988) 145-156, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B382 (1992) 436-438
    ITP-838-STANFORD
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(92)90193-F, 10.1016/0550-3213(88)90526-3
    e-Print: hep-th/9205068 | PDF

  90. 555 citations up to the end of 2010
  91. 552 citations up to the end of 2010
  92. 549 citations up to the end of 2010
    Hawking radiation as tunneling
    Maulik K. Parikh (Princeton U. & Utrecht U.), Frank Wilczek (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jul 1999. 8 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 85 (2000) 5042-5045
    PUPT-1775, SPIN-1998-12, IASSNS-HEP-98-22, SPIN-1998-12-AND-IASSNS-HEP-98-22
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.5042
    e-Print: hep-th/9907001 | PDF

  93. 545 citations up to the end of 2010
  94. 540 citations up to the end of 2010
  95. 539 citations up to the end of 2010
  96. 535 citations up to the end of 2010
  97. 532 citations up to the end of 2010
  98. 532 citations up to the end of 2010
  99. 531 citations up to the end of 2010
  100. 529 citations up to the end of 2010
    An SL(2,Z) multiplet of type IIB superstrings
    John H. Schwarz (Caltech). Aug 1995. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B360 (1995) 13-18, Erratum: Phys.Lett. B364 (1995) 252
    CALT-68-2013
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01138-G, 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01405-5
    e-Print: hep-th/9508143 | PDF