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 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. 1080 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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 703 citations in 2012
  3. 602 citations in 2012
  4. 426 citations in 2012
  5. 339 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. 313 citations in 2012
  7. 261 citations in 2012
  8. 260 citations in 2012
  9. 230 citations in 2012
  10. 226 citations in 2012
  11. 217 citations in 2012
  12. 215 citations in 2012
  13. 207 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. 200 citations in 2012
  16. 197 citations in 2012
  17. 176 citations in 2012
  18. 174 citations in 2012
  19. 174 citations in 2012
  20. 165 citations in 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

  21. 157 citations in 2012
  22. 153 citations in 2012
  23. 151 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

  24. 150 citations in 2012
  25. 148 citations in 2012
  26. 140 citations in 2012
  27. 137 citations in 2012
  28. 136 citations in 2012
  29. 136 citations in 2012
  30. 134 citations in 2012
  31. 130 citations in 2012
  32. 126 citations in 2012
  33. 124 citations in 2012
  34. 123 citations in 2012
  35. 122 citations in 2012
  36. 122 citations in 2012
  37. 121 citations in 2012
  38. 120 citations in 2012
  39. 120 citations in 2012
  40. 118 citations in 2012
  41. 115 citations in 2012
  42. 115 citations in 2012
  43. 113 citations in 2012
  44. 113 citations in 2012
  45. 113 citations in 2012
  46. 112 citations in 2012
    Gauge/String Duality, Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions
    Jorge Casalderrey-Solana (CERN), Hong Liu (MIT, LNS), David Mateos (Barcelona U. & ICC, Barcelona U. & ICREA, Barcelona), Krishna Rajagopal (MIT, LNS), Urs Achim Wiedemann (CERN). Jan 2011. 293 pp.
    Published in book:Gauge/String Duality, Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014
    CERN-PH-TH-2010-316, MIT-CTP-4198, ICCUB-10-202
    DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139136747
    e-Print: arXiv:1101.0618 [hep-th] | PDF

  47. 110 citations in 2012
  48. 109 citations in 2012
  49. 107 citations in 2012
  50. 107 citations in 2012
  51. 107 citations in 2012
  52. 107 citations in 2012
  53. 105 citations in 2012
  54. 105 citations in 2012
  55. 104 citations in 2012
  56. 104 citations in 2012
  57. 103 citations in 2012
  58. 103 citations in 2012
  59. 102 citations in 2012
  60. 98 citations in 2012
  61. 98 citations in 2012
  62. 98 citations in 2012
  63. 98 citations in 2012
  64. 96 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

  65. 96 citations in 2012
  66. 96 citations in 2012
  67. 95 citations in 2012
  68. 94 citations in 2012
  69. 94 citations in 2012
  70. 93 citations in 2012
  71. 93 citations in 2012
  72. 93 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

  73. 92 citations in 2012
  74. 92 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

  75. 91 citations in 2012
  76. 91 citations in 2012
  77. 91 citations in 2012
  78. 91 citations in 2012
  79. 91 citations in 2012
  80. 89 citations in 2012
  81. 89 citations in 2012
  82. 88 citations in 2012
  83. 86 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

  84. 86 citations in 2012
  85. 86 citations in 2012
  86. 86 citations in 2012
  87. 86 citations in 2012
  88. 86 citations in 2012
  89. 85 citations in 2012
  90. 85 citations in 2012
  91. 84 citations in 2012
  92. 84 citations in 2012
  93. 83 citations in 2012
  94. 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

  95. 82 citations in 2012
  96. 81 citations in 2012
  97. 81 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

  98. 80 citations in 2012
  99. 80 citations in 2012
  100. 80 citations in 2012