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 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 2013 editions

2013 reports for eprints

  1. 1693 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  2. 1662 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  3. 1591 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  4. 981 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  5. 892 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. 810 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  7. 764 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. 736 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  9. 732 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. 689 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  12. 640 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  13. 638 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  14. 624 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    The Cosmological Constant Problem
    Steven Weinberg (Texas U.). May 1988. 82 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 61 (1989) 1-23
    UTTG-12-88
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.61.1

  15. 617 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  16. 615 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  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. 562 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  21. 554 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  22. 553 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  23. 549 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. 542 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  26. 535 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  27. 514 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  28. 509 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. 508 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  31. 504 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  32. 502 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  33. 497 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
    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

  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. 462 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. 448 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
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  44. 436 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  45. 436 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  46. 432 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. 401 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  52. 400 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. 392 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  55. 385 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. 380 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  58. 380 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. 374 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. 364 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  64. 363 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. 358 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. 346 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  71. 344 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  72. 343 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    Black Holes in Higher Dimensional Space-Times
    Robert C. Myers, M.J. Perry (Princeton U.). Jan 1986. 56 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 172 (1986) 304
    PRINT-86-0067 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(86)90186-7

  73. 337 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. 332 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  77. 330 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  78. 329 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. 323 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  82. 321 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  83. 320 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  84. 319 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. 315 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    The Einstein tensor and its generalizations
    D. Lovelock (Waterloo U.). Mar 1971. 4 pp.
    Published in J.Math.Phys. 12 (1971) 498-501
    DOI: 10.1063/1.1665613

  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. 312 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  90. 310 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  91. 306 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  92. 306 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  93. 305 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  94. 301 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

  95. 298 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  96. 293 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 Salamfest 1993:0284-296
    THU-93-26
    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. 290 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2013
  100. 289 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