Top Cited Articles of All Time (2012 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2012 edition) cited by papers 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 2012 editions

2012 reports for eprints

  1. 1495 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  2. 1463 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  3. 1462 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  4. 895 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  5. 842 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    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. 722 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  7. 719 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    A Large mass hierarchy from a small extra dimension
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). May 1999. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 3370-3373
    MIT-CTP-2860, PUPT-1860, BUHEP-99-9
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.3370
    e-Print: hep-ph/9905221 | PDF

  8. 682 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  9. 669 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  10. 639 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  11. 632 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  12. 592 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  13. 588 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  14. 569 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  15. 562 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    The Cosmological Constant Problem
    Steven Weinberg (Texas U.). May 1988. 82 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 61 (1989) 1-23
    UTTG-12-88
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.61.1

  16. 556 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  17. 554 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    Singular hypersurfaces and thin shells in general relativity
    W. Israel (Alberta U.). 1966.
    Published in Nuovo Cim. B44S10 (1966) 1, Nuovo Cim. B44 (1966) 1, Erratum: Nuovo Cim. B48 (1967) 463
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02712210, 10.1007/BF02710419

  18. 526 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  19. 519 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  20. 505 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  21. 502 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  22. 502 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  23. 494 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  24. 493 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  25. 489 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  26. 487 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  27. 485 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  28. 483 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  29. 474 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  30. 464 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  31. 458 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  32. 454 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  33. 450 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  34. 448 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  35. 445 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  36. 445 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  37. 435 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  38. 431 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  39. 417 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  40. 417 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  41. 407 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  42. 407 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  43. 405 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  44. 403 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  45. 400 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  46. 399 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  47. 394 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  48. 391 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  49. 387 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  50. 384 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  51. 364 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  52. 363 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  53. 362 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  54. 362 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  55. 361 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  56. 356 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  57. 349 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  58. 348 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  59. 344 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    Gravitational collapse: The role of general relativity
    R. Penrose (Birkbeck Coll.). 1969. 25 pp.
    Published in Riv.Nuovo Cim. 1 (1969) 252-276, Gen.Rel.Grav. 34 (2002) 1141-1165

  60. 342 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  61. 342 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  62. 336 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  63. 335 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  64. 335 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  65. 334 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  66. 333 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  67. 332 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  68. 326 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  69. 324 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  70. 320 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  71. 319 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  72. 312 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  73. 311 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  74. 308 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  75. 307 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  76. 305 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    Black Holes in Higher Dimensional Space-Times
    Robert C. Myers, M.J. Perry (Princeton U.). Jan 1986. 56 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 172 (1986) 304
    PRINT-86-0067 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(86)90186-7

  77. 305 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  78. 303 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  79. 297 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  80. 294 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  81. 291 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  82. 289 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  83. 288 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  84. 285 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  85. 282 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  86. 281 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  87. 280 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  88. 278 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    The Einstein tensor and its generalizations
    D. Lovelock (Waterloo U.). Mar 1971. 4 pp.
    Published in J.Math.Phys. 12 (1971) 498-501
    DOI: 10.1063/1.1665613

  89. 276 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  90. 274 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  91. 273 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  92. 270 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  93. 267 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  94. 265 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  95. 262 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    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

  96. 262 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  97. 262 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  98. 259 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  99. 258 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  100. 258 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012