Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 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 2013 editions

2013 reports for eprints

  1. 1695 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  2. 1664 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  3. 1589 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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. 981 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  5. 893 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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. 811 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  7. 765 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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. 737 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  9. 734 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  10. 717 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  11. 692 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  12. 641 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  13. 636 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  14. 626 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  15. 619 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  16. 616 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  17. 604 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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. 585 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  19. 574 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  20. 563 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  21. 555 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  22. 555 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  23. 550 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  24. 548 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  25. 541 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  26. 536 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  27. 516 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  28. 508 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  29. 508 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  30. 507 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  31. 504 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  32. 503 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  33. 498 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  34. 491 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  35. 486 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  36. 484 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  37. 464 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  38. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  39. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  40. 456 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  41. 453 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  42. 450 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  43. 449 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  44. 438 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  45. 437 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  46. 435 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  47. 432 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  48. 423 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  49. 414 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  50. 412 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  51. 403 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  52. 401 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  53. 395 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  54. 391 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  55. 386 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  56. 385 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  57. 382 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  58. 381 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  59. 378 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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. 375 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  61. 372 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  62. 368 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  63. 365 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  64. 364 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  65. 361 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  66. 360 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  67. 360 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  68. 358 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  69. 358 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  70. 348 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  71. 347 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  72. 343 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  73. 340 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  74. 335 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  75. 335 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  76. 333 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  77. 331 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  78. 331 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  79. 329 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  80. 326 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  81. 324 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  82. 322 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  83. 320 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  84. 320 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  85. 319 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  86. 316 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  87. 315 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  88. 314 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  89. 313 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  90. 309 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  91. 308 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  92. 307 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  93. 306 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  94. 300 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  95. 299 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  96. 294 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  97. 293 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  98. 292 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  99. 292 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  100. 291 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    New General Relativity
    Kenji Hayashi (Tokyo U., Komaba), Takeshi Shirafuji (Saitama U.). Mar 1979. 100 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D19 (1979) 3524-3553, Addendum: Phys.Rev. D24 (1982) 3312-3314
    PRINT-79-0197 (TOKYO-U.,KOMABA)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.19.3524