Top Cited Articles of All Time (2014 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2014 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 2014 editions

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 1891 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  2. 1869 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  3. 1759 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 1082 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  5. 950 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 886 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  7. 867 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  8. 823 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  9. 799 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  10. 781 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  11. 758 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  12. 717 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  13. 716 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  14. 693 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  15. 692 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  16. 678 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  17. 673 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  18. 650 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  19. 649 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  20. 641 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  21. 638 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  22. 606 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  23. 602 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  24. 598 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  25. 591 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  26. 590 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  27. 568 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  28. 565 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  29. 564 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  30. 543 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  31. 539 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  32. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  33. 519 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  34. 518 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  35. 517 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  36. 513 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  37. 512 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  38. 505 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  39. 502 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  40. 496 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  41. 491 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  42. 482 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  43. 477 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  44. 475 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  45. 473 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  46. 471 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  47. 470 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  48. 459 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  49. 453 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  50. 453 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  51. 451 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  52. 447 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  53. 437 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  54. 434 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  55. 434 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  56. 431 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  57. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  58. 416 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  59. 415 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  60. 413 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  61. 412 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  62. 407 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  63. 406 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  64. 401 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  65. 399 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  66. 389 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 388 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  68. 386 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  69. 384 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  70. 383 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  71. 381 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  72. 380 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  73. 379 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  74. 378 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  75. 376 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  76. 376 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  77. 375 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  78. 370 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  79. 363 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  80. 362 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  81. 356 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  82. 355 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  83. 352 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  84. 351 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  85. 349 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  86. 349 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  87. 347 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  88. 346 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  89. 341 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  90. 337 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  91. 336 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  92. 335 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  93. 332 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  94. 331 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  95. 327 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  96. 327 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 327 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  98. 323 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  99. 321 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  100. 320 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014