Top Cited Articles of All Time (2011 edition) in math

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 edition) in the math 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. 820 citations up to the end of 2011
  2. 298 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 288 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 246 citations up to the end of 2011
  5. 245 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 140 citations up to the end of 2011
    The Octonions
    John C. Baez (UC, Riverside, Math. Dept.). May 2001. 56 pp.
    Published in Bull.Am.Math.Soc. 39 (2002) 145-205
    DOI: 10.1090/S0273-0979-01-00934-X
    e-Print: math/0105155 | PDF

  7. 137 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 129 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 129 citations up to the end of 2011
    The Intrinsic torsion of SU(3) and G(2) structures
    Simon Chiossi (Genoa U.), Simon Salamon (Turin Polytechnic). Feb 2002. 18 pp.
    Published in Submitted to: J.Diff.Geom.
    To appear in the proceedings of Conference: C01-05-08.4
    e-Print: math/0202282 | PDF

  10. 126 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 124 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 119 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 117 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 114 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 113 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 106 citations up to the end of 2011
  17. 103 citations up to the end of 2011
  18. 95 citations up to the end of 2011
  19. 89 citations up to the end of 2011
  20. 88 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 86 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 86 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 85 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 81 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 80 citations up to the end of 2011
    XSummer: Transcendental functions and symbolic summation in form
    S. Moch (DESY, Zeuthen), P. Uwer (CERN). Jul 2005. 21 pp.
    Published in Comput.Phys.Commun. 174 (2006) 759-770
    DESY-05-104, SFB-CPP-05-24, CERN-PH-TH-2005-124
    DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2005.12.014
    e-Print: math-ph/0508008 | PDF

  26. 74 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 74 citations up to the end of 2011
  28. 74 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 73 citations up to the end of 2011
    Standard model bundles
    Ron Donagi (Pennsylvania U., Dept. Math.), Burt A. Ovrut (Pennsylvania U.), Tony Pantev (Pennsylvania U., Dept. Math.), Dan Waldram (CERN & Rockefeller U.). Aug 2000. 45 pp.
    Published in Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 5 (2002) 563-615
    CERN-TH-2000-203, CERN-TH-2000-203-A, UPR-894-T, RU-00-5-B
    e-Print: math/0008010 | PDF

  30. 70 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 69 citations up to the end of 2011
  32. 67 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 67 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 64 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 63 citations up to the end of 2011
  36. 62 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 62 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 61 citations up to the end of 2011
  39. 60 citations up to the end of 2011
  40. 60 citations up to the end of 2011
  41. 60 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 59 citations up to the end of 2011
  43. 59 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 59 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 58 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 56 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 56 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 56 citations up to the end of 2011
  49. 55 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 55 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 54 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 54 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 54 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 53 citations up to the end of 2011
  55. 53 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 53 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 51 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 49 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 47 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 47 citations up to the end of 2011
  61. 47 citations up to the end of 2011
  62. 46 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 46 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 46 citations up to the end of 2011
  65. 45 citations up to the end of 2011
  66. 45 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 45 citations up to the end of 2011
  68. 44 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 44 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 43 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 43 citations up to the end of 2011
  72. 43 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 42 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 42 citations up to the end of 2011
  75. 41 citations up to the end of 2011
  76. 40 citations up to the end of 2011
    Selfdual Einstein metrics with torus symmetry
    David M.J. Calderbank, Henrik Pedersen. May 2001. 37 pp.
    Published in J.Diff.Geom. 60 (2002) no.3, 485-521
    EDINBURGH-MS-00-022-REVISED-SUBJ-CLASS:-DIFFERENTIAL-GEOMETRY
    e-Print: math/0105263 | PDF

  77. 40 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 40 citations up to the end of 2011
  79. 40 citations up to the end of 2011
  80. 40 citations up to the end of 2011
  81. 39 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 39 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 39 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 39 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 39 citations up to the end of 2011
  86. 38 citations up to the end of 2011
  87. 38 citations up to the end of 2011
  88. 38 citations up to the end of 2011
  89. 38 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 37 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 36 citations up to the end of 2011
  92. 36 citations up to the end of 2011
  93. 35 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 34 citations up to the end of 2011
    Gauge theory and calibrated geometry. 1.
    Gang Tian (MIT). Oct 2000. 76 pp.
    Published in Annals Math. 151 (2000) 193-268
    DOI: 10.2307/121116
    e-Print: math/0010015 | PDF

  95. 34 citations up to the end of 2011
  96. 34 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 34 citations up to the end of 2011
  98. 34 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 33 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 33 citations up to the end of 2011