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 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 2014 editions

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 1888 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  2. 1865 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.). 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. 1081 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  5. 949 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. 884 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  7. 865 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. 796 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  10. 776 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. 719 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  13. 713 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  14. 691 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  15. 691 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  16. 675 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  17. 669 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  18. 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

  19. 649 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  20. 638 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. 607 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  23. 602 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  24. 599 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  25. 590 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  26. 588 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  27. 565 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. 565 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  30. 542 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. 518 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  34. 517 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  35. 516 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. 511 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
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  38. 505 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  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. 490 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  42. 481 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. 470 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  46. 468 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  47. 467 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  48. 458 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. 452 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. 435 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  55. 433 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  56. 429 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  57. 422 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. 414 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  60. 413 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  61. 412 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

  62. 406 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  63. 405 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  64. 400 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  65. 396 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. 384 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  69. 383 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  70. 382 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  71. 380 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  72. 379 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  73. 377 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  74. 377 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. 374 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  77. 373 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  78. 366 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  79. 361 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  80. 361 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  81. 354 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  82. 352 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  83. 351 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. 348 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  86. 348 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. 336 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  91. 335 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. 333 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

  94. 330 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  95. 327 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014
  96. 326 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 Salamfest 1993:0284-296
    THU-93-26
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  97. 325 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

  98. 322 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. 316 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2014