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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 1245 citations 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

  2. 1027 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 909 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 907 citations up to the end of 2011
  5. 748 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 740 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 706 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 674 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 632 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  10. 620 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 602 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 601 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 600 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 571 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  15. 560 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 552 citations up to the end of 2011
  17. 533 citations up to the end of 2011
  18. 515 citations up to the end of 2011
  19. 506 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  20. 506 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 504 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 495 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 467 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 446 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 443 citations up to the end of 2011
  26. 436 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 429 citations up to the end of 2011
  28. 429 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 421 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 415 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 414 citations up to the end of 2011
  32. 403 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 402 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 400 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 384 citations 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

  36. 381 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 377 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 377 citations up to the end of 2011
  39. 370 citations up to the end of 2011
  40. 364 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 362 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 356 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 352 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 348 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 339 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 337 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 330 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 329 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 326 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 323 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 321 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 320 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 319 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 318 citations up to the end of 2011
  55. 311 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 305 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 304 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 303 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 302 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  60. 300 citations up to the end of 2011
  61. 300 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 300 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 298 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 292 citations up to the end of 2011
  65. 287 citations up to the end of 2011
  66. 285 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 281 citations up to the end of 2011
  68. 274 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 274 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 272 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 271 citations up to the end of 2011
  72. 268 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 266 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 264 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 261 citations up to the end of 2011
  76. 259 citations up to the end of 2011
  77. 256 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 256 citations up to the end of 2011
  79. 255 citations up to the end of 2011
  80. 253 citations up to the end of 2011
  81. 252 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  82. 249 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 248 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 248 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 247 citations up to the end of 2011
  86. 246 citations up to the end of 2011
  87. 246 citations up to the end of 2011
    f(R) theories
    Antonio De Felice, Shinji Tsujikawa. Feb 2010. 136 pp.
    Published in Living Rev.Rel. 13 (2010) 3
    DOI: 10.12942/lrr-2010-3
    e-Print: arXiv:1002.4928 [gr-qc] | PDF

  88. 244 citations up to the end of 2011
  89. 241 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 240 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 239 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  92. 239 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  93. 239 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 239 citations up to the end of 2011
  95. 236 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  96. 233 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 232 citations up to the end of 2011
  98. 227 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 227 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 226 citations up to the end of 2011