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

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

2013 reports for eprints

  1. 10034 citations 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. 6727 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 5867 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 5170 citations 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

  5. 3348 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 3334 citations up to the end of 2013
  7. 2577 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 2354 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 2219 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 2212 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 2101 citations up to the end of 2013
  12. 2030 citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 1996 citations up to the end of 2013
  14. 1959 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  15. 1946 citations up to the end of 2013
  16. 1911 citations up to the end of 2013
  17. 1911 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 1875 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 1782 citations 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

  20. 1678 citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 1665 citations up to the end of 2013
  22. 1551 citations up to the end of 2013
  23. 1507 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 1466 citations up to the end of 2013
  25. 1401 citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 1393 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 1357 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 1318 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 1313 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 1296 citations up to the end of 2013
  31. 1277 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 1205 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 1169 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 1144 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 1140 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 1134 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 1125 citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 1034 citations 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

  39. 1016 citations 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

  40. 981 citations up to the end of 2013
  41. 980 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 980 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 960 citations 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

  44. 941 citations up to the end of 2013
  45. 932 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 927 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 901 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 900 citations 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

  49. 895 citations up to the end of 2013
  50. 894 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 893 citations up to the end of 2013
  52. 891 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 882 citations up to the end of 2013
  54. 881 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 875 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 871 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 851 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 842 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 826 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 814 citations up to the end of 2013
  61. 807 citations up to the end of 2013
  62. 795 citations up to the end of 2013
  63. 794 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  64. 793 citations up to the end of 2013
    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. 781 citations up to the end of 2013
  66. 777 citations up to the end of 2013
  67. 777 citations up to the end of 2013
  68. 765 citations up to the end of 2013
  69. 760 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 756 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 744 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 744 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 738 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 730 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 725 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 717 citations up to the end of 2013
  77. 714 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 713 citations 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

  79. 694 citations up to the end of 2013
  80. 693 citations up to the end of 2013
  81. 692 citations up to the end of 2013
  82. 691 citations 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

  83. 685 citations up to the end of 2013
  84. 684 citations up to the end of 2013
  85. 683 citations up to the end of 2013
  86. 681 citations 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

  87. 674 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 674 citations up to the end of 2013
  89. 672 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 670 citations up to the end of 2013
    An Early Proposal of 'Brane World'
    K. Akama (Saitama Medical Coll.). 1982. 5 pp.
    Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 176 (1982) 267-271
    SMC-PHYS-66, SMC-PHYS-160
    Published in the proceedings of Conference: C82-08-20, p., 267-271 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/0001113 | PDF

  91. 669 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 663 citations up to the end of 2013
  93. 660 citations up to the end of 2013
    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. 659 citations up to the end of 2013
  95. 649 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 649 citations up to the end of 2013
  97. 644 citations up to the end of 2013
    Lectures on supersymmetric gauge theories and electric-magnetic duality
    Kenneth A. Intriligator, N. Seiberg (Rutgers U., Piscataway & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Mar 1995. 44 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 45BC (1996) 1-28, Subnucl.Ser. 34 (1997) 237-299
    RU-95-48, IASSNS-HEP-95-70
    DOI: 10.1016/0920-5632(95)00626-5
    Conference: C96-07-03, Conference: C95-03-27, Conference: C95-06-04.1, p.223-266, Conference: C95-06-12.1, p.25-65, Conference: C95-07-11.2, p.161-199, Conference: C96-03-18.1, p.157-183 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9509066 | PDF

  98. 640 citations up to the end of 2013
  99. 637 citations up to the end of 2013
  100. 635 citations up to the end of 2013