Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition) by hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 edition) cited by papers 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.

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  1. 7430 citations by hep-th 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

  2. 5162 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  3. 4643 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  4. 2582 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  5. 2469 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  6. 2424 citations by hep-th 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

  7. 2336 citations by hep-th 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. 2069 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  9. 1910 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  10. 1700 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  11. 1558 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  12. 1538 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  13. 1531 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  14. 1513 citations by hep-th 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

  15. 1513 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  16. 1334 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  17. 1333 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  18. 1299 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  19. 1296 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  20. 1280 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  21. 1209 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  22. 1133 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    Topologically Massive Gauge Theories
    Stanley Deser (Brandeis U.), R. Jackiw, S. Templeton (MIT, LNS). Dec 1981. 70 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 140 (1982) 372-411, Annals Phys. 281 (2000) 409-449, Erratum: Annals Phys. 185 (1988) 406
    MIT-CTP-964
    DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(82)90164-6, 10.1006/aphy.2000.6013

  23. 1131 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  24. 1096 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  25. 1086 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  26. 1076 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  27. 1074 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  28. 1046 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  29. 1026 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  30. 1009 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  31. 996 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  32. 985 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  33. 971 citations by hep-th 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

  34. 936 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  35. 931 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  36. 907 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  37. 902 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  38. 857 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  39. 841 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  40. 840 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  41. 839 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    Evidence for F theory
    Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.). Feb 1996. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B469 (1996) 403-418
    HUTP-96-A004
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00172-1
    e-Print: hep-th/9602022 | PDF

  42. 827 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  43. 819 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  44. 813 citations by hep-th 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

  45. 810 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  46. 801 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    Noncommutative Geometry and String Field Theory
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1985. 42 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B268 (1986) 253-294
    Print-86-0083 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(86)90155-0

  47. 793 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  48. 784 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  49. 776 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  50. 772 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  51. 770 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  52. 768 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  53. 767 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  54. 762 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  55. 762 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  56. 761 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  57. 756 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  58. 752 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    Nonabelian Bosonization in Two-Dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1983. 30 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 92 (1984) 455-472
    PRINT-83-0934 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01215276

  59. 742 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    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

  60. 739 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  61. 738 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  62. 713 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  63. 709 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    Stability of Classical Solutions
    E.B. Bogomolny (Landau Inst.). Nov 1975. 19 pp.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 24 (1976) 449, Yad.Fiz. 24 (1976) 861-870
    PRINT-76-0543 (LANDAU-INST.)

  64. 696 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  65. 694 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  66. 679 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  67. 678 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  68. 674 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  69. 670 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  70. 659 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  71. 658 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  72. 655 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  73. 648 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  74. 640 citations by hep-th 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

  75. 633 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  76. 630 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  77. 627 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  78. 618 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  79. 617 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  80. 615 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    CFT's from Calabi-Yau four folds
    Sergei Gukov (Princeton U.), Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.), Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jun 1999. 49 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B584 (2000) 69-108, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B608 (2001) 477-478
    HUTP-99-A034, IASSNS-HEP-99-52, PUPT-1864
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00373-4, 10.1016/S0550-3213(01)00289-9
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  81. 613 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    Branes within branes
    Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway). Dec 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in In *Cargese 1997, Strings, branes and dualities* 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4, p.267-275 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  82. 605 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  83. 605 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  84. 603 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    Quantized space-time
    Hartland S. Snyder (Northwestern U.). May 1946. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. 71 (1947) 38-41
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRev.71.38

  85. 603 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  86. 599 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  87. 598 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  88. 593 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  89. 592 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  90. 584 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    Stability in Gauged Extended Supergravity
    Peter Breitenlohner, Daniel Z. Freedman (MIT). Jul 1982. 55 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 144 (1982) 249
    Print-82-0500 (MIT)
    DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(82)90116-6

  91. 583 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  92. 577 citations by hep-th 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

  93. 575 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  94. 574 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    Magnetic Monopoles in Unified Gauge Theories
    Gerard 't Hooft (CERN). May 1974. 9 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B79 (1974) 276-284
    CERN-TH-1876
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(74)90486-6

  95. 572 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  96. 572 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
    String solitons
    M.J. Duff (Newton Inst. Math. Sci., Cambridge & Texas A-M), Ramzi R. Khuri (McGill U. & CERN), J.X. Lu (Texas A-M). Dec 1994. 150 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 259 (1995) 213-326
    NI-94017, CTP-TAMU-67-92, MCGILL-94-53, CERN-TH-7542-94
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(95)00002-X
    e-Print: hep-th/9412184 | PDF

  97. 572 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  98. 571 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  99. 568 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013
  100. 568 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2013