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

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2012 edition) 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. 1351 citations 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

  2. 1070 citations up to the end of 2012
  3. 1007 citations up to the end of 2012
  4. 959 citations up to the end of 2012
  5. 817 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 812 citations 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

  7. 801 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 791 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 768 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 694 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 670 citations up to the end of 2012
  12. 664 citations 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

  13. 638 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 613 citations up to the end of 2012
    Exponential potentials and cosmological scaling solutions
    Edmund J. Copeland, Andrew R Liddle (Sussex U.), David Wands (Portsmouth U.). Nov 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D57 (1998) 4686-4690
    SUSX-TH-97-022, SUSSEX-AST-97-11-1, PU-RCG-97-20
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.57.4686
    e-Print: gr-qc/9711068 | PDF

  15. 597 citations up to the end of 2012
  16. 594 citations up to the end of 2012
  17. 592 citations up to the end of 2012
  18. 590 citations up to the end of 2012
  19. 568 citations up to the end of 2012
  20. 558 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 557 citations up to the end of 2012
  22. 550 citations up to the end of 2012
  23. 532 citations up to the end of 2012
  24. 511 citations up to the end of 2012
  25. 478 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 473 citations up to the end of 2012
  27. 461 citations up to the end of 2012
  28. 461 citations up to the end of 2012
  29. 459 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 442 citations up to the end of 2012
  31. 440 citations up to the end of 2012
  32. 428 citations up to the end of 2012
  33. 422 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 421 citations up to the end of 2012
  35. 409 citations up to the end of 2012
  36. 404 citations 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

  37. 400 citations up to the end of 2012
    f(R) theories
    Antonio De Felice, Shinji Tsujikawa. Feb 2010. 136 pp.
    Published in Living Rev.Rel. 13 (2010) 3
    DOI: 10.12942/lrr-2010-3
    e-Print: arXiv:1002.4928 [gr-qc] | PDF

  38. 396 citations up to the end of 2012
  39. 393 citations up to the end of 2012
  40. 392 citations up to the end of 2012
  41. 391 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 380 citations up to the end of 2012
  43. 380 citations up to the end of 2012
  44. 379 citations up to the end of 2012
  45. 372 citations up to the end of 2012
  46. 366 citations up to the end of 2012
  47. 359 citations up to the end of 2012
  48. 355 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 355 citations up to the end of 2012
  50. 353 citations up to the end of 2012
  51. 352 citations up to the end of 2012
  52. 350 citations up to the end of 2012
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  54. 347 citations up to the end of 2012
  55. 339 citations up to the end of 2012
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  57. 336 citations up to the end of 2012
  58. 336 citations up to the end of 2012
  59. 335 citations up to the end of 2012
  60. 333 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 332 citations up to the end of 2012
  62. 332 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 329 citations up to the end of 2012
    On black hole entropy
    Ted Jacobson, Gungwon Kang (Santa Barbara, KITP & Maryland U.), Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Dec 21, 1993. 22 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 6587-6598
    MCGILL-93-22, NSF-ITP-93-152, UMDGR-94-75
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.6587
    e-Print: gr-qc/9312023 | PDF

  64. 324 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 315 citations up to the end of 2012
  66. 313 citations up to the end of 2012
  67. 311 citations up to the end of 2012
  68. 310 citations up to the end of 2012
  69. 308 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 305 citations up to the end of 2012
  71. 303 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 290 citations up to the end of 2012
  73. 286 citations up to the end of 2012
  74. 286 citations up to the end of 2012
  75. 285 citations up to the end of 2012
  76. 282 citations up to the end of 2012
  77. 281 citations up to the end of 2012
  78. 280 citations up to the end of 2012
  79. 279 citations up to the end of 2012
  80. 276 citations up to the end of 2012
  81. 274 citations up to the end of 2012
  82. 274 citations up to the end of 2012
  83. 272 citations up to the end of 2012
  84. 265 citations up to the end of 2012
  85. 264 citations up to the end of 2012
  86. 264 citations up to the end of 2012
  87. 262 citations up to the end of 2012
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25, C92-06-29.1
    Presented at Conference: C92-06-29.1 (GIFT Seminar 1992:0157-288), p.0157-288, Conference: C92-06-15.4, p.157-287
    e-Print: gr-qc/9210011 | PDF

  88. 261 citations up to the end of 2012
    Spin foam models
    John C. Baez (UC, Riverside). Sep 1997. 39 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 1827-1858
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/7/004
    e-Print: gr-qc/9709052 | PDF

  89. 261 citations up to the end of 2012
  90. 258 citations up to the end of 2012
  91. 258 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 257 citations up to the end of 2012
  93. 254 citations up to the end of 2012
  94. 254 citations up to the end of 2012
  95. 251 citations up to the end of 2012
  96. 251 citations up to the end of 2012
  97. 249 citations up to the end of 2012
    Selfinteraction correction to black hole radiance
    Per Kraus, Frank Wilczek (Princeton U.). Aug 1994. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B433 (1995) 403-420
    PUPT-1490, IASSNS-HEP-94-61
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)00411-7
    e-Print: gr-qc/9408003 | PDF

  98. 248 citations up to the end of 2012
  99. 247 citations up to the end of 2012
  100. 247 citations up to the end of 2012
    Lectures on loop quantum gravity
    Thomas Thiemann (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.). Oct 2002. 90 pp.
    Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 631 (2003) 41-135
    AEI-2002-087
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-45230-0_3
    Lectures given at Conference: C02-02-25.1, p.41-135
    e-Print: gr-qc/0210094 | PDF