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 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 2012 editions

2012 reports for eprints

  1. 1497 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  2. 1463 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  3. 1461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020

  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. 723 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  7. 720 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. 670 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  10. 641 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. 593 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  13. 589 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    Wave Function of the Universe
    J.B. Hartle (Chicago U., EFI & Santa Barbara, KITP), S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U. & Santa Barbara, KITP). Jul 1983. 46 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D28 (1983) 2960-2975, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 174-189
    PRINT-83-0937 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.28.2960

  14. 567 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  15. 564 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  16. 558 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. 520 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. 503 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. 495 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  24. 494 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. 476 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  30. 464 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  31. 459 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. 447 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. 444 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
    A New Type of Isotropic Cosmological Models Without Singularity
    Alexei A. Starobinsky (Cambridge U. & Landau Inst.). 1980. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B91 (1980) 99-102, Phys.Lett. 91B (1980) 99-102, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 130-133
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(80)90670-X

  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. 409 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. 406 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. 400 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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    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. 365 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  52. 364 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  53. 363 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. 357 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. 344 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. 337 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  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. 335 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. 328 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  69. 327 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  70. 321 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  71. 320 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. 312 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
  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. 296 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. 286 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  85. 284 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. 281 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  88. 279 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  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
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C930308 (1993) 284-296
    THU-93-26
    Conference: C93-03-08
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  91. 274 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  92. 271 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. 267 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  95. 263 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  96. 262 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2012
  97. 261 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
    e-Print: arXiv:1711.03844 [hep-th] | PDF

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