Top Cited Articles of All Time (2011 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 edition) cited by papers 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 2018-12-30. 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 1338 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  2. 1301 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  3. 1280 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  4. 805 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  5. 771 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    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. 662 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  7. 652 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  8. 645 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  9. 604 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  10. 600 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  11. 562 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    Wave Function of the Universe
    J.B. Hartle (Chicago U., EFI & Santa Barbara, KITP), S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U. & Santa Barbara, KITP). Jul 1983. 46 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D28 (1983) 2960-2975, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 174-189
    PRINT-83-0937 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.28.2960

  12. 537 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  13. 532 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  14. 521 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    Singular hypersurfaces and thin shells in general relativity
    W. Israel (Alberta U.). 1966.
    Published in Nuovo Cim. B44S10 (1966) 1, Nuovo Cim. B44 (1966) 1, Erratum: Nuovo Cim. B48 (1967) 463
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02712210, 10.1007/BF02710419

  15. 517 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  16. 503 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  17. 495 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  18. 486 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  19. 478 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  20. 474 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  21. 473 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  22. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  23. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  24. 453 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  25. 448 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  26. 448 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  27. 439 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  28. 439 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  29. 420 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  30. 420 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  31. 420 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  32. 418 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  33. 396 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  34. 395 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  35. 394 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  36. 393 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    A New Type of Isotropic Cosmological Models Without Singularity
    Alexei A. Starobinsky (Cambridge U. & Landau Inst.). 1980. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B91 (1980) 99-102, Phys.Lett. 91B (1980) 99-102, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 130-133
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(80)90670-X

  37. 389 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  38. 385 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  39. 382 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  40. 381 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  41. 374 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  42. 370 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  43. 369 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  44. 367 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  45. 364 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  46. 361 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  47. 357 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  48. 355 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  49. 351 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  50. 339 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  51. 334 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  52. 332 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  53. 330 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  54. 329 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  55. 327 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  56. 326 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  57. 321 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  58. 321 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  59. 315 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  60. 313 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  61. 312 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  62. 311 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  63. 311 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  64. 311 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  65. 309 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  66. 309 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  67. 308 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    Gravitational collapse: The role of general relativity
    R. Penrose (Birkbeck Coll.). 1969. 25 pp.
    Published in Riv.Nuovo Cim. 1 (1969) 252-276, Gen.Rel.Grav. 34 (2002) 1141-1165

  68. 306 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  69. 296 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  70. 288 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  71. 286 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  72. 286 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  73. 285 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  74. 280 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  75. 279 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  76. 279 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  77. 277 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  78. 271 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  79. 268 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  80. 261 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  81. 258 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  82. 258 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  83. 258 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  84. 255 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  85. 253 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  86. 252 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  87. 251 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    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

  88. 251 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  89. 248 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  90. 247 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  91. 246 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  92. 245 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  93. 244 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  94. 243 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  95. 242 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
    On the Quantum Structure of a Black Hole
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 1984. 19 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B256 (1985) 727-745
    Print-84-0924 (UTRECHT)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(85)90418-3

  96. 242 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  97. 240 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  98. 239 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  99. 237 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011
  100. 237 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2011