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 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 1232 citations up to the end of 2011
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Salamfest 1993:0284-296
    THU-93-26
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  2. 1018 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 906 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 904 citations up to the end of 2011
  5. 743 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 734 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. 704 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 670 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. 614 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 601 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 600 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 599 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 568 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. 554 citations up to the end of 2011
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  17. 530 citations up to the end of 2011
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  20. 503 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 499 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 489 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 465 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 438 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 438 citations up to the end of 2011
  26. 433 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 429 citations up to the end of 2011
  28. 423 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 419 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 414 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 409 citations up to the end of 2011
  32. 401 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 399 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 396 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 381 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. 378 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 376 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 373 citations up to the end of 2011
  39. 368 citations up to the end of 2011
  40. 361 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 361 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 354 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 348 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 340 citations up to the end of 2011
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  46. 334 citations up to the end of 2011
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  48. 328 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 325 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 320 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 320 citations up to the end of 2011
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  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. 301 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

  59. 299 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 298 citations up to the end of 2011
  61. 298 citations up to the end of 2011
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  64. 291 citations up to the end of 2011
  65. 286 citations up to the end of 2011
  66. 284 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 275 citations up to the end of 2011
  68. 273 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 272 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 269 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 269 citations up to the end of 2011
  72. 266 citations up to the end of 2011
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  74. 260 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 259 citations up to the end of 2011
  76. 257 citations up to the end of 2011
  77. 254 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 251 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

  79. 251 citations up to the end of 2011
  80. 250 citations up to the end of 2011
  81. 250 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 248 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 247 citations up to the end of 2011
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  85. 244 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

  86. 243 citations up to the end of 2011
  87. 240 citations up to the end of 2011
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  90. 239 citations up to the end of 2011
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  92. 238 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, C92-06-29.1
    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

  93. 237 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 235 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
    e-Print: gr-qc/0210094 | PDF

  95. 234 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

  96. 232 citations up to the end of 2011
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  100. 225 citations up to the end of 2011