Top Cited Articles of All Time (2014 edition) by hep-th

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

Annual and All-time 2014 editions

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 7927 citations by hep-th 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

  2. 5482 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  3. 4925 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  4. 2659 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  5. 2571 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  6. 2501 citations by hep-th 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

  7. 2407 citations by hep-th 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

  8. 2143 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  9. 1957 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  10. 1736 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  11. 1627 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  12. 1607 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  13. 1604 citations by hep-th 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

  14. 1566 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  15. 1559 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  16. 1420 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  17. 1381 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  18. 1343 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  19. 1331 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  20. 1298 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  21. 1226 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  22. 1184 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 1153 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  24. 1149 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  25. 1142 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  26. 1124 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  27. 1120 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  28. 1096 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  29. 1094 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  30. 1088 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  31. 1083 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  32. 1028 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  33. 1015 citations by hep-th 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

  34. 999 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  35. 996 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  36. 942 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  37. 925 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  38. 894 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  39. 880 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  40. 877 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  41. 867 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  42. 865 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  43. 865 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  44. 863 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  45. 854 citations by hep-th 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

  46. 851 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  47. 831 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  48. 825 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  49. 813 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  50. 810 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  51. 809 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  52. 808 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  53. 808 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  54. 808 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  55. 803 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  56. 792 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 786 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  58. 780 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  59. 777 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  60. 775 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  61. 769 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  62. 756 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  63. 747 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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. 743 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  65. 729 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  66. 719 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  67. 713 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  68. 709 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  69. 700 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  70. 694 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  71. 675 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  72. 671 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  73. 661 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  74. 660 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  75. 659 citations by hep-th 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

  76. 656 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  77. 651 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  78. 649 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  79. 649 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  80. 646 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  81. 642 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  82. 632 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  83. 627 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  84. 626 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  85. 623 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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

  86. 623 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  87. 622 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  88. 620 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  89. 620 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  90. 617 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  91. 616 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  92. 616 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  93. 613 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  94. 613 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  95. 612 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  96. 612 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  97. 609 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  98. 609 citations by hep-th 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

  99. 602 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
  100. 601 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2014
    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