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 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. 8617 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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 5773 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 5066 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 4753 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. 3134 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 2935 citations up to the end of 2011
  7. 2390 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 2253 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 2133 citations up to the end of 2011
  10. 2053 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 1877 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 1780 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 1760 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 1743 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 1716 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 1652 citations up to the end of 2011
  17. 1605 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. 1577 citations up to the end of 2011
  19. 1530 citations up to the end of 2011
  20. 1518 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 1449 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 1425 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 1422 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 1389 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 1361 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 1282 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 1268 citations up to the end of 2011
  28. 1267 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 1243 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 1191 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 1161 citations up to the end of 2011
  32. 1124 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 1118 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 1079 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 1000 citations up to the end of 2011
  36. 983 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 927 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 926 citations up to the end of 2011
  39. 920 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

  40. 919 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 899 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 880 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

  43. 873 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 862 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 857 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 846 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 821 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 815 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 811 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  50. 788 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 786 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 768 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 764 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 755 citations up to the end of 2011
  55. 750 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 749 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 748 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 743 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 737 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 733 citations up to the end of 2011
  61. 724 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 720 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 718 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 715 citations up to the end of 2011
  65. 708 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

  66. 706 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 690 citations up to the end of 2011
  68. 689 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 688 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 677 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 676 citations up to the end of 2011
  72. 660 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 658 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 656 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 656 citations up to the end of 2011
  76. 656 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(01)00289-9, 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00373-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  77. 653 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 648 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. 647 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  80. 637 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

  81. 635 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 628 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 628 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 620 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 617 citations up to the end of 2011
  86. 613 citations up to the end of 2011
  87. 613 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

  88. 602 citations up to the end of 2011
  89. 600 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 589 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 588 citations up to the end of 2011
  92. 588 citations up to the end of 2011
  93. 587 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 586 citations up to the end of 2011
  95. 583 citations up to the end of 2011
  96. 581 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 580 citations up to the end of 2011
  98. 574 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 574 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 573 citations up to the end of 2011