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 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 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 2133 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  2. 2121 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  3. 1955 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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. 1206 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  5. 1026 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. 1005 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  7. 997 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  8. 898 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. 878 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  10. 855 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  11. 833 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  12. 816 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  13. 812 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  14. 797 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  15. 793 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  16. 744 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  17. 738 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  18. 735 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  19. 712 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  20. 704 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  21. 685 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. 677 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  23. 671 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  24. 658 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  25. 644 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  26. 642 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  27. 640 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  28. 638 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  29. 601 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. 589 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  32. 588 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  33. 582 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
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  34. 581 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  35. 564 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  36. 556 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. 541 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  39. 532 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  40. 529 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  41. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  42. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  43. 524 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  44. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  45. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  46. 517 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. 505 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. 498 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  51. 489 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  52. 488 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  53. 487 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. 471 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  56. 470 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  57. 467 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. 462 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  60. 458 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  61. 457 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  62. 454 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  63. 448 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. 445 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  65. 439 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  66. 438 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  67. 432 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  68. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  69. 423 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  70. 420 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  71. 420 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  72. 420 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
    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

  78. 402 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  79. 399 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  80. 398 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  81. 389 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  82. 388 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  83. 387 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  84. 385 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  85. 382 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  86. 381 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  87. 379 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  88. 374 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

  89. 373 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  90. 369 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  91. 367 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  92. 363 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  93. 363 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  94. 363 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  95. 362 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  96. 360 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  97. 359 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  98. 358 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  99. 356 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  100. 355 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015