Top Cited Articles during 2011 in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2011 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. 1135 citations in 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. 745 citations in 2011
  3. 644 citations in 2011
  4. 425 citations in 2011
  5. 367 citations in 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. 304 citations in 2011
  7. 293 citations in 2011
  8. 270 citations in 2011
  9. 247 citations in 2011
  10. 241 citations in 2011
  11. 236 citations in 2011
  12. 229 citations in 2011
  13. 228 citations in 2011
  14. 223 citations in 2011
  15. 218 citations in 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

  16. 215 citations in 2011
  17. 197 citations in 2011
  18. 188 citations in 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

  19. 177 citations in 2011
  20. 159 citations in 2011
  21. 157 citations in 2011
  22. 151 citations in 2011
  23. 150 citations in 2011
  24. 148 citations in 2011
    Lectures on Holographic Superfluidity and Superconductivity
    Christopher P. Herzog (Princeton U.). Apr 2009. 39 pp.
    Published in J.Phys. A42 (2009) 343001
    PUPT-2297
    DOI: 10.1088/1751-8113/42/34/343001
    Lectures given at Conference: C09-03-23.2
    e-Print: arXiv:0904.1975 [hep-th] | PDF

  25. 147 citations in 2011
  26. 147 citations in 2011
  27. 145 citations in 2011
  28. 143 citations in 2011
  29. 141 citations in 2011
  30. 139 citations in 2011
  31. 139 citations in 2011
  32. 138 citations in 2011
  33. 136 citations in 2011
  34. 133 citations in 2011
  35. 132 citations in 2011
  36. 132 citations in 2011
  37. 132 citations in 2011
  38. 131 citations in 2011
  39. 124 citations in 2011
    Seiberg-Witten prepotential from instanton counting
    Nikita A. Nekrasov (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette). Jun 2002. 34 pp.
    Published in Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 7 (2003) no.5, 831-864
    ITEP-TH-22-02, IHES-P-04-22
    DOI: 10.4310/ATMP.2003.v7.n5.a4
    e-Print: hep-th/0206161 | PDF

  40. 123 citations in 2011
  41. 119 citations in 2011
  42. 119 citations in 2011
  43. 118 citations in 2011
  44. 117 citations in 2011
  45. 116 citations in 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

  46. 115 citations in 2011
    DBI in the sky
    Mohsen Alishahiha (IPM, Tehran), Eva Silverstein (SLAC & Stanford U., Phys. Dept.), David Tong (MIT, LNS & SLAC & Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Apr 2004. 31 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D70 (2004) 123505
    SLAC-PUB-10406, IPM-P-2004-016, MIT-CTP-3488, SU-ITP-4-15
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.70.123505
    e-Print: hep-th/0404084 | PDF

  47. 114 citations in 2011
  48. 112 citations in 2011
  49. 112 citations in 2011
  50. 111 citations in 2011
  51. 110 citations in 2011
  52. 110 citations in 2011
  53. 109 citations in 2011
  54. 109 citations in 2011
    Review of AdS/CFT Integrability: An Overview
    Niklas Beisert (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.) et al.. Dec 2010. 31 pp.
    Published in Lett.Math.Phys. 99 (2012) 3-32
    AEI-2010-175, CERN-PH-TH-2010-306, HU-EP-10-87, HU-MATH-2010-22, KCL-MTH-10-10, UMTG-270, UUITP-41-10
    DOI: 10.1007/s11005-011-0529-2
    e-Print: arXiv:1012.3982 [hep-th] | PDF

  55. 108 citations in 2011
  56. 107 citations in 2011
  57. 107 citations in 2011
  58. 106 citations in 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

  59. 106 citations in 2011
  60. 105 citations in 2011
  61. 104 citations in 2011
  62. 104 citations in 2011
  63. 103 citations in 2011
  64. 103 citations in 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

  65. 102 citations in 2011
  66. 101 citations in 2011
  67. 100 citations in 2011
  68. 98 citations in 2011
  69. 98 citations in 2011
  70. 97 citations in 2011
  71. 95 citations in 2011
  72. 95 citations in 2011
    Non-Fermi liquids from holography
    Hong Liu, John McGreevy, David Vegh (MIT, LNS). Mar 2009. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D83 (2011) 065029
    MIT-CTP-4023
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.83.065029
    e-Print: arXiv:0903.2477 [hep-th] | PDF

  73. 94 citations in 2011
    Lecture notes on holographic renormalization
    Kostas Skenderis (Princeton U.). Sep 2002. 43 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 19 (2002) 5849-5876
    PUTP-2047
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/19/22/306
    Prepared for European Winter School on The Quantum Structure Conference: C02-01-17 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/0209067 | PDF

  74. 94 citations in 2011
  75. 93 citations in 2011
  76. 92 citations in 2011
  77. 92 citations in 2011
  78. 91 citations in 2011
  79. 91 citations in 2011
  80. 91 citations in 2011
  81. 90 citations in 2011
  82. 90 citations in 2011
  83. 90 citations in 2011
  84. 89 citations in 2011
  85. 89 citations in 2011
  86. 89 citations in 2011
  87. 88 citations in 2011
  88. 88 citations in 2011
  89. 88 citations in 2011
  90. 88 citations in 2011
  91. 88 citations in 2011
    Holographic duality with a view toward many-body physics
    John McGreevy (MIT, LNS & Santa Barbara, KITP). Sep 2009. 64 pp.
    Published in Adv.High Energy Phys. 2010 (2010) 723105
    MIT-CTP-4067, NSF-KITP-09-134
    DOI: 10.1155/2010/723105
    e-Print: arXiv:0909.0518 [hep-th] | PDF

  92. 87 citations in 2011
  93. 86 citations in 2011
  94. 86 citations in 2011
    Horava-Lifshitz Cosmology
    Elias Kiritsis, Georgios Kofinas (Crete U.). Apr 2009. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B821 (2009) 467-480
    CCTP-2009-16
    DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2009.05.005
    e-Print: arXiv:0904.1334 [hep-th] | PDF

  95. 85 citations in 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

  96. 85 citations in 2011
  97. 84 citations in 2011
  98. 83 citations in 2011
  99. 83 citations in 2011
  100. 82 citations in 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