Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2015 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 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 2138 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  2. 2129 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  3. 1954 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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. 1212 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  5. 1028 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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. 1008 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  7. 1000 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  8. 897 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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. 886 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  10. 859 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  11. 836 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  12. 815 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  13. 813 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  14. 803 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  15. 797 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  16. 745 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  17. 741 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  18. 738 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  19. 714 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  20. 707 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  21. 689 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  22. 679 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  23. 670 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  24. 657 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  25. 647 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  26. 645 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  27. 639 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  28. 639 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  29. 604 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  30. 600 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  31. 592 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  32. 589 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  33. 583 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  34. 582 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  35. 565 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  36. 560 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  37. 556 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  38. 546 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  39. 533 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  40. 531 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  41. 528 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  42. 528 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  43. 525 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  44. 525 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  45. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  46. 518 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  47. 507 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  48. 506 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  49. 503 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  50. 499 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  51. 490 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  52. 490 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  53. 488 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  54. 475 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  55. 473 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  56. 471 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  57. 468 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  58. 466 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  59. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  60. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  61. 459 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  62. 456 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  63. 449 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  64. 448 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  65. 442 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  66. 439 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  67. 436 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  68. 425 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  69. 425 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  70. 423 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  71. 422 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  72. 422 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  73. 419 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  74. 416 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  75. 415 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  76. 413 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Planck 2013 results. XVI. Cosmological parameters
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 66 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A16
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-129
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321591
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5076 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  77. 409 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  78. 403 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  79. 401 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  80. 400 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  81. 390 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  82. 389 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  83. 389 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  84. 387 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  85. 387 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  86. 386 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  87. 383 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  88. 379 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  89. 375 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  90. 372 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  91. 371 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  92. 368 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  93. 367 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  94. 364 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  95. 363 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  96. 363 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  97. 362 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  98. 360 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  99. 357 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  100. 355 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015