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 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. 7776 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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 5232 citations up to the end of 2010
  3. 4594 citations up to the end of 2010
  4. 4479 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. 2976 citations up to the end of 2010
  6. 2702 citations up to the end of 2010
  7. 2277 citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 2193 citations up to the end of 2010
  9. 2055 citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 2005 citations up to the end of 2010
  11. 1829 citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 1659 citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 1612 citations up to the end of 2010
  14. 1610 citations up to the end of 2010
  15. 1602 citations up to the end of 2010
  16. 1479 citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 1458 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. 1404 citations up to the end of 2010
  19. 1393 citations up to the end of 2010
  20. 1378 citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 1348 citations up to the end of 2010
  22. 1332 citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 1317 citations up to the end of 2010
  24. 1267 citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 1251 citations up to the end of 2010
    Cosmology and the Fate of Dilatation Symmetry
    C. Wetterich (DESY). Sep 29, 1987. 29 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B302 (1988) 668-696
    PRINT-87-0756, DESY-87-123
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(88)90193-9
    e-Print: arXiv:1711.03844 [hep-th] | PDF

  26. 1243 citations up to the end of 2010
  27. 1209 citations up to the end of 2010
  28. 1186 citations up to the end of 2010
  29. 1183 citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 1102 citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 1099 citations up to the end of 2010
  32. 1090 citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 1069 citations up to the end of 2010
  34. 998 citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 924 citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 891 citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 880 citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 876 citations up to the end of 2010
  39. 867 citations up to the end of 2010
  40. 855 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

  41. 847 citations up to the end of 2010
  42. 829 citations up to the end of 2010
  43. 821 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

  44. 809 citations up to the end of 2010
  45. 804 citations up to the end of 2010
  46. 794 citations up to the end of 2010
  47. 777 citations up to the end of 2010
  48. 768 citations 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

  49. 737 citations up to the end of 2010
  50. 731 citations up to the end of 2010
  51. 728 citations up to the end of 2010
  52. 707 citations up to the end of 2010
  53. 707 citations up to the end of 2010
  54. 700 citations up to the end of 2010
  55. 695 citations up to the end of 2010
  56. 689 citations up to the end of 2010
  57. 687 citations up to the end of 2010
  58. 673 citations up to the end of 2010
  59. 666 citations up to the end of 2010
  60. 663 citations up to the end of 2010
  61. 659 citations up to the end of 2010
  62. 657 citations up to the end of 2010
  63. 652 citations up to the end of 2010
  64. 649 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. 645 citations up to the end of 2010
  66. 641 citations up to the end of 2010
  67. 641 citations up to the end of 2010
  68. 638 citations up to the end of 2010
  69. 638 citations up to the end of 2010
  70. 632 citations up to the end of 2010
  71. 623 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(01)00289-9, 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00373-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  72. 619 citations up to the end of 2010
  73. 619 citations 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

  74. 618 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

  75. 611 citations up to the end of 2010
  76. 604 citations up to the end of 2010
  77. 601 citations up to the end of 2010
  78. 592 citations up to the end of 2010
  79. 590 citations up to the end of 2010
  80. 589 citations up to the end of 2010
  81. 583 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

  82. 582 citations up to the end of 2010
  83. 580 citations up to the end of 2010
  84. 577 citations up to the end of 2010
  85. 575 citations up to the end of 2010
  86. 574 citations up to the end of 2010
  87. 572 citations up to the end of 2010
  88. 565 citations up to the end of 2010
  89. 563 citations up to the end of 2010
  90. 563 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

  91. 562 citations up to the end of 2010
  92. 560 citations up to the end of 2010
  93. 558 citations up to the end of 2010
  94. 551 citations up to the end of 2010
  95. 547 citations up to the end of 2010
  96. 547 citations up to the end of 2010
  97. 540 citations up to the end of 2010
  98. 540 citations up to the end of 2010
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  100. 537 citations up to the end of 2010