Top Cited Articles during 2015 by hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2015 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 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 762 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  2. 492 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  3. 421 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  4. 261 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  5. 185 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  6. 176 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  7. 167 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  8. 143 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  9. 138 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  10. 137 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  11. 129 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  12. 128 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    Review of AdS/CFT Integrability: An Overview
    Niklas Beisert (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.) et al.. Dec 2010. 31 pp.
    Published in Lett.Math.Phys. 99 (2012) 3-32
    AEI-2010-175, CERN-PH-TH-2010-306, HU-EP-10-87, HU-MATH-2010-22, KCL-MTH-10-10, UMTG-270, UUITP-41-10
    DOI: 10.1007/s11005-011-0529-2
    e-Print: arXiv:1012.3982 [hep-th] | PDF

  13. 126 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  14. 125 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  15. 122 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  16. 122 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    Seiberg-Witten prepotential from instanton counting
    Nikita A. Nekrasov (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette). Jun 2002. 34 pp.
    Published in Adv.Theor.Math.Phys. 7 (2003) no.5, 831-864
    ITEP-TH-22-02, IHES-P-04-22
    DOI: 10.4310/ATMP.2003.v7.n5.a4
    e-Print: hep-th/0206161 | PDF

  17. 121 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  18. 120 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  19. 117 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  20. 116 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  21. 110 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  22. 108 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  23. 106 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  24. 105 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  25. 104 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  26. 103 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  27. 101 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  28. 100 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  29. 100 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  30. 97 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  31. 97 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  32. 96 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  33. 95 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  34. 93 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  35. 93 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  36. 92 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  37. 92 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  38. 92 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    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

  39. 92 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  40. 89 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  41. 89 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  42. 88 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  43. 88 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  44. 87 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    Double Field Theory
    Chris Hull (Imperial Coll., London), Barton Zwiebach (MIT, LNS). Apr 2009. 51 pp.
    Published in JHEP 0909 (2009) 099
    IMPERIAL-TP-2009-CH-02, MIT-CTP-4031
    DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2009/09/099
    e-Print: arXiv:0904.4664 [hep-th] | PDF

  45. 86 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    Renormalization of Higher Derivative Quantum Gravity
    K.S. Stelle (Brandeis U.). Oct 1976. 51 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D16 (1977) 953-969
    PRINT-76-1059 (BRANDEIS)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.16.953

  46. 85 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  47. 85 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    Planck 2013 results. XXII. Constraints on inflation
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 42 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A22
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-135
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321569
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5082 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  48. 84 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  49. 83 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  50. 82 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  51. 82 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  52. 81 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  53. 81 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  54. 80 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  55. 80 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    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

  56. 80 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  57. 80 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  58. 80 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  59. 80 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  60. 80 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  61. 80 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  62. 77 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  63. 77 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  64. 77 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  65. 75 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  66. 75 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  67. 74 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  68. 74 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  69. 74 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  70. 73 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  71. 73 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  72. 72 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  73. 72 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  74. 71 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    Entropy and area
    Mark Srednicki (UC, Berkeley, CfPA & LBL, Berkeley). Mar 1993. 8 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 71 (1993) 666-669
    LBL-33754, CFPA-93-02
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.71.666
    e-Print: hep-th/9303048 | PDF

  75. 71 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  76. 71 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  77. 70 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  78. 70 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  79. 70 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  80. 69 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  81. 69 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  82. 69 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  83. 69 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  84. 68 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  85. 68 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  86. 68 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    Quantization of Integrable Systems and Four Dimensional Gauge Theories
    Nikita A. Nekrasov (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette & SUNY, Stony Brook), Samson L. Shatashvili (Trinity Coll., Dublin & Hamilton Math. Inst., Dublin & IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette). Aug 2009. 32 pp.
    TCD-MATH-09-19, HMI-09-09, IHES-P-09-38
    Conference: C09-08-03.3 (Published in 16th International Congress on Mathematical Physics, Prague, August 2009, P. Exner, Editor, pp.265-289, World Scientific 2010), p.265-289 Proceedings
    e-Print: arXiv:0908.4052 [hep-th] | PDF

  87. 67 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  88. 66 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  89. 66 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  90. 66 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  91. 66 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  92. 65 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    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

  93. 65 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  94. 65 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
    Lecture notes on holographic renormalization
    Kostas Skenderis (Princeton U.). Sep 2002. 43 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 19 (2002) 5849-5876
    PUTP-2047
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/19/22/306
    Prepared for European Winter School on The Quantum Structure Conference: C02-01-17 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/0209067 | PDF

  95. 65 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  96. 65 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  97. 65 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  98. 64 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  99. 64 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015
  100. 64 citations by hep-th eprints in 2015