Top Cited Articles of All Time (2011 edition) in hep-th

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

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 8508 citations 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
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 5711 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 5012 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 4695 citations 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

  5. 3107 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 2889 citations up to the end of 2011
  7. 2363 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 2203 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 2096 citations up to the end of 2011
  10. 2030 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 1842 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 1755 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 1735 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 1727 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 1691 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 1634 citations up to the end of 2011
  17. 1596 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 1559 citations up to the end of 2011
  19. 1512 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 1502 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 1431 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 1421 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 1409 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 1363 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 1262 citations up to the end of 2011
  26. 1257 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 1255 citations up to the end of 2011
  28. 1230 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 1176 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 1146 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 1109 citations up to the end of 2011
  32. 1103 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 1070 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 993 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 972 citations up to the end of 2011
  36. 919 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 917 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 912 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  39. 911 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  40. 889 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 874 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  42. 863 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 856 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 843 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 835 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 816 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 803 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 794 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 777 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 770 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 762 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 752 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 746 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 746 citations up to the end of 2011
  55. 739 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 737 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 736 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 731 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 723 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 720 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  61. 710 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 709 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 703 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 696 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 693 citations up to the end of 2011
  66. 685 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 676 citations up to the end of 2011
  68. 673 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 673 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 660 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  71. 651 citations up to the end of 2011
  72. 651 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 650 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  74. 647 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 645 citations up to the end of 2011
  76. 643 citations up to the end of 2011
  77. 640 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  78. 632 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  79. 630 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  80. 628 citations up to the end of 2011
  81. 624 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 623 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 613 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 610 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 610 citations up to the end of 2011
  86. 608 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  87. 597 citations up to the end of 2011
  88. 587 citations up to the end of 2011
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  90. 581 citations up to the end of 2011
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  96. 566 citations up to the end of 2011
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  98. 566 citations up to the end of 2011
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  100. 564 citations up to the end of 2011