Top Cited Articles during 2012 in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2012 in the hep-th 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. 1060 citations in 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

  2. 695 citations in 2012
  3. 594 citations in 2012
  4. 418 citations in 2012
  5. 334 citations in 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. 305 citations in 2012
  7. 258 citations in 2012
  8. 255 citations in 2012
  9. 228 citations in 2012
  10. 223 citations in 2012
  11. 210 citations in 2012
  12. 210 citations in 2012
  13. 206 citations in 2012
    Complex Spinors and Unified Theories
    Murray Gell-Mann (CERN), Pierre Ramond (Caltech), Richard Slansky (Los Alamos). 1979. 7 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C790927 (1979) 315-321
    PRINT-80-0576
    Prepared for Conference: C79-09-27 (Stony Brook Wkshp.1979:0315)
    e-Print: arXiv:1306.4669 [hep-th] | PDF

  14. 203 citations in 2012
  15. 196 citations in 2012
  16. 190 citations in 2012
  17. 171 citations in 2012
  18. 170 citations in 2012
  19. 168 citations in 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

  20. 154 citations in 2012
  21. 152 citations in 2012
  22. 148 citations in 2012
    Review of AdS/CFT Integrability: An Overview
    Niklas Beisert (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.) et al.. Dec 2010. 31 pp.
    Published in Lett.Math.Phys. 99 (2012) 3-32
    AEI-2010-175, CERN-PH-TH-2010-306, HU-EP-10-87, HU-MATH-2010-22, KCL-MTH-10-10, UMTG-270, UUITP-41-10
    DOI: 10.1007/s11005-011-0529-2
    e-Print: arXiv:1012.3982 [hep-th] | PDF

  23. 146 citations in 2012
  24. 146 citations in 2012
  25. 139 citations in 2012
  26. 134 citations in 2012
  27. 134 citations in 2012
  28. 133 citations in 2012
    Lectures on Holographic Superfluidity and Superconductivity
    Christopher P. Herzog (Princeton U.). Apr 2009. 39 pp.
    Published in J.Phys. A42 (2009) 343001
    PUPT-2297
    DOI: 10.1088/1751-8113/42/34/343001
    Lectures given at Conference: C09-03-23.2
    e-Print: arXiv:0904.1975 [hep-th] | PDF

  29. 131 citations in 2012
  30. 129 citations in 2012
  31. 125 citations in 2012
  32. 121 citations in 2012
  33. 120 citations in 2012
    Seiberg-Witten prepotential from instanton counting
    Nikita A. Nekrasov (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette). Jun 2002. 34 pp.
    Published in Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 7 (2003) no.5, 831-864
    ITEP-TH-22-02, IHES-P-04-22
    DOI: 10.4310/ATMP.2003.v7.n5.a4
    e-Print: hep-th/0206161 | PDF

  34. 119 citations in 2012
  35. 117 citations in 2012
  36. 117 citations in 2012
  37. 117 citations in 2012
  38. 116 citations in 2012
  39. 112 citations in 2012
  40. 112 citations in 2012
  41. 111 citations in 2012
    A Stress tensor for Anti-de Sitter gravity
    Vijay Balasubramanian (Harvard U. & UC, Santa Barbara), Per Kraus (Chicago U., EFI). Feb 1999. 19 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 208 (1999) 413-428
    HUTP-99-A002, EFI-99-6, NSF-ITP-98-132
    DOI: 10.1007/s002200050764
    e-Print: hep-th/9902121 | PDF

  42. 111 citations in 2012
  43. 110 citations in 2012
  44. 110 citations in 2012
  45. 109 citations in 2012
  46. 107 citations in 2012
  47. 106 citations in 2012
  48. 106 citations in 2012
  49. 105 citations in 2012
  50. 105 citations in 2012
  51. 105 citations in 2012
  52. 103 citations in 2012
  53. 103 citations in 2012
  54. 103 citations in 2012
  55. 102 citations in 2012
  56. 101 citations in 2012
  57. 101 citations in 2012
  58. 97 citations in 2012
  59. 97 citations in 2012
  60. 97 citations in 2012
  61. 96 citations in 2012
  62. 95 citations in 2012
    Hawking radiation as tunneling
    Maulik K. Parikh (Princeton U. & Utrecht U.), Frank Wilczek (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jul 1999. 8 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 85 (2000) 5042-5045
    PUPT-1775, SPIN-1998-12, IASSNS-HEP-98-22, SPIN-1998-12-AND-IASSNS-HEP-98-22
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.5042
    e-Print: hep-th/9907001 | PDF

  63. 95 citations in 2012
  64. 94 citations in 2012
  65. 93 citations in 2012
  66. 93 citations in 2012
  67. 92 citations in 2012
  68. 92 citations in 2012
  69. 91 citations in 2012
    Holographic duality with a view toward many-body physics
    John McGreevy (MIT, LNS & Santa Barbara, KITP). Sep 2009. 64 pp.
    Published in Adv.High Energy Phys. 2010 (2010) 723105
    MIT-CTP-4067, NSF-KITP-09-134
    DOI: 10.1155/2010/723105
    e-Print: arXiv:0909.0518 [hep-th] | PDF

  70. 90 citations in 2012
  71. 90 citations in 2012
  72. 89 citations in 2012
    Lecture notes on holographic renormalization
    Kostas Skenderis (Princeton U.). Sep 2002. 43 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 19 (2002) 5849-5876
    PUTP-2047
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/19/22/306
    Prepared for European Winter School on The Quantum Structure Conference: C02-01-17 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/0209067 | PDF

  73. 89 citations in 2012
  74. 89 citations in 2012
  75. 89 citations in 2012
  76. 89 citations in 2012
  77. 88 citations in 2012
  78. 88 citations in 2012
  79. 87 citations in 2012
  80. 86 citations in 2012
  81. 86 citations in 2012
  82. 85 citations in 2012
    Quantum field theory on noncommutative spaces
    Richard J. Szabo (Heriot-Watt U.). Sep 2001. 103 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 378 (2003) 207-299
    HWM-01-35, EMPG-01-14
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-1573(03)00059-0
    Invited talk at Conference: C01-07-16
    e-Print: hep-th/0109162 | PDF

  83. 85 citations in 2012
  84. 85 citations in 2012
  85. 85 citations in 2012
  86. 85 citations in 2012
  87. 83 citations in 2012
  88. 83 citations in 2012
  89. 82 citations in 2012
    The Anthropic landscape of string theory
    Leonard Susskind (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Feb 2003. 21 pp.
    Published in In *Carr, Bernard (ed.): Universe or multiverse?* 247-266
    e-Print: hep-th/0302219 | PDF

  90. 82 citations in 2012
  91. 81 citations in 2012
  92. 81 citations in 2012
  93. 80 citations in 2012
    DBI in the sky
    Mohsen Alishahiha (IPM, Tehran), Eva Silverstein (SLAC & Stanford U., Phys. Dept.), David Tong (MIT, LNS & SLAC & Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Apr 2004. 31 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D70 (2004) 123505
    SLAC-PUB-10406, IPM-P-2004-016, MIT-CTP-3488, SU-ITP-4-15
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.70.123505
    e-Print: hep-th/0404084 | PDF

  94. 80 citations in 2012
    Non-Fermi liquids from holography
    Hong Liu, John McGreevy, David Vegh (MIT, LNS). Mar 2009. 10 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D83 (2011) 065029
    MIT-CTP-4023
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.83.065029
    e-Print: arXiv:0903.2477 [hep-th] | PDF

  95. 79 citations in 2012
  96. 79 citations in 2012
  97. 79 citations in 2012
  98. 78 citations in 2012
  99. 78 citations in 2012
  100. 78 citations in 2012
    Dielectric branes
    Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Oct 1999. 32 pp.
    Published in JHEP 9912 (1999) 022
    MCGILL-99-27, NSF-ITP-99-113
    DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/1999/12/022
    e-Print: hep-th/9910053 | PDF