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 2018-01-08. 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. 1366 citations 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

  2. 1079 citations up to the end of 2012
  3. 1013 citations up to the end of 2012
  4. 961 citations up to the end of 2012
  5. 819 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 818 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. 806 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 794 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 773 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 697 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 677 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. 639 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 617 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. 599 citations up to the end of 2012
  16. 599 citations up to the end of 2012
  17. 597 citations up to the end of 2012
  18. 597 citations up to the end of 2012
  19. 571 citations up to the end of 2012
  20. 561 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 558 citations up to the end of 2012
    Quantum gravity and minimum length
    Luis J. Garay (Imperial Coll., London). Mar 1994. 22 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. A10 (1995) 145-166
    IMPERIAL-TP-93-94-20
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X95000085
    e-Print: gr-qc/9403008 | PDF

  22. 555 citations up to the end of 2012
  23. 539 citations up to the end of 2012
  24. 513 citations up to the end of 2012
  25. 486 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 475 citations up to the end of 2012
  27. 467 citations up to the end of 2012
  28. 464 citations up to the end of 2012
  29. 461 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 448 citations up to the end of 2012
  31. 445 citations up to the end of 2012
  32. 429 citations up to the end of 2012
  33. 424 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 423 citations up to the end of 2012
  35. 413 citations up to the end of 2012
  36. 408 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. 406 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. 397 citations up to the end of 2012
  39. 396 citations up to the end of 2012
  40. 394 citations up to the end of 2012
  41. 394 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 387 citations up to the end of 2012
  43. 383 citations up to the end of 2012
  44. 381 citations up to the end of 2012
  45. 374 citations up to the end of 2012
  46. 368 citations up to the end of 2012
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  48. 359 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 358 citations up to the end of 2012
  50. 357 citations up to the end of 2012
  51. 354 citations up to the end of 2012
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  54. 348 citations up to the end of 2012
  55. 343 citations up to the end of 2012
  56. 340 citations up to the end of 2012
  57. 339 citations up to the end of 2012
  58. 338 citations up to the end of 2012
  59. 336 citations up to the end of 2012
  60. 336 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 335 citations up to the end of 2012
  62. 333 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 330 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. 325 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 317 citations up to the end of 2012
  66. 316 citations up to the end of 2012
  67. 314 citations up to the end of 2012
  68. 311 citations up to the end of 2012
  69. 310 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 309 citations up to the end of 2012
  71. 308 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 292 citations up to the end of 2012
  73. 288 citations up to the end of 2012
  74. 287 citations up to the end of 2012
  75. 286 citations up to the end of 2012
  76. 285 citations up to the end of 2012
  77. 283 citations up to the end of 2012
  78. 283 citations up to the end of 2012
  79. 282 citations up to the end of 2012
  80. 281 citations up to the end of 2012
  81. 276 citations up to the end of 2012
  82. 276 citations up to the end of 2012
  83. 273 citations up to the end of 2012
  84. 267 citations up to the end of 2012
  85. 265 citations up to the end of 2012
  86. 265 citations up to the end of 2012
  87. 263 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
    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. 263 citations up to the end of 2012
  89. 262 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

  90. 262 citations up to the end of 2012
  91. 261 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 260 citations up to the end of 2012
  93. 257 citations up to the end of 2012
  94. 256 citations up to the end of 2012
  95. 254 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

  96. 252 citations up to the end of 2012
  97. 252 citations up to the end of 2012
  98. 249 citations up to the end of 2012
  99. 248 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 Proceedings
    e-Print: gr-qc/0210094 | PDF

  100. 247 citations up to the end of 2012