Top Cited Articles during 2015 in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2015 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. 1114 citations 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. 675 citations in 2015
  3. 557 citations in 2015
  4. 414 citations in 2015
  5. 328 citations 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

  6. 308 citations in 2015
  7. 285 citations in 2015
  8. 245 citations in 2015
  9. 241 citations in 2015
  10. 226 citations in 2015
  11. 222 citations in 2015
  12. 218 citations in 2015
  13. 215 citations in 2015
  14. 214 citations in 2015
  15. 208 citations in 2015
  16. 208 citations in 2015
  17. 206 citations in 2015
  18. 202 citations in 2015
    Complex Spinors and Unified Theories
    Murray Gell-Mann (CERN), Pierre Ramond (Caltech), Richard Slansky (Los Alamos). 1979. 7 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C790927 (1979) 315-321
    PRINT-80-0576
    Prepared for Conference: C79-09-27 (Stony Brook Wkshp.1979:0315)
    e-Print: arXiv:1306.4669 [hep-th] | PDF

  19. 195 citations 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

  20. 191 citations in 2015
  21. 189 citations in 2015
  22. 187 citations in 2015
  23. 187 citations in 2015
  24. 182 citations in 2015
  25. 179 citations in 2015
  26. 167 citations in 2015
  27. 155 citations in 2015
  28. 154 citations 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

  29. 153 citations in 2015
    Massive Gravity
    Claudia de Rham (Case Western Reserve U.). Jan 16, 2014. 178 pp.
    Published in Living Rev.Rel. 17 (2014) 7
    DOI: 10.12942/lrr-2014-7
    e-Print: arXiv:1401.4173 [hep-th] | PDF

  30. 151 citations in 2015
  31. 147 citations in 2015
  32. 144 citations in 2015
  33. 143 citations in 2015
  34. 142 citations in 2015
  35. 142 citations in 2015
  36. 141 citations in 2015
  37. 139 citations 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

  38. 134 citations 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. 134 citations in 2015
  40. 130 citations in 2015
  41. 128 citations in 2015
  42. 127 citations in 2015
  43. 125 citations in 2015
  44. 125 citations in 2015
  45. 124 citations in 2015
  46. 124 citations in 2015
  47. 124 citations in 2015
  48. 122 citations in 2015
  49. 120 citations in 2015
  50. 120 citations in 2015
  51. 119 citations 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

  52. 118 citations in 2015
  53. 118 citations in 2015
  54. 116 citations in 2015
  55. 116 citations in 2015
  56. 116 citations in 2015
  57. 114 citations in 2015
  58. 114 citations in 2015
    Hawking radiation as tunneling
    Maulik K. Parikh (Princeton U. & Utrecht U.), Frank Wilczek (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jul 1999. 8 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 85 (2000) 5042-5045
    PUPT-1775, SPIN-1998-12, IASSNS-HEP-98-22, SPIN-1998-12-AND-IASSNS-HEP-98-22
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.5042
    e-Print: hep-th/9907001 | PDF

  59. 112 citations in 2015
  60. 110 citations in 2015
  61. 110 citations in 2015
  62. 110 citations in 2015
  63. 108 citations in 2015
  64. 108 citations in 2015
  65. 107 citations in 2015
  66. 107 citations in 2015
  67. 106 citations in 2015
  68. 104 citations in 2015
  69. 100 citations in 2015
  70. 100 citations in 2015
  71. 99 citations in 2015
  72. 99 citations in 2015
  73. 97 citations in 2015
  74. 96 citations in 2015
  75. 95 citations in 2015
  76. 94 citations in 2015
  77. 94 citations in 2015
  78. 93 citations in 2015
  79. 93 citations in 2015
  80. 93 citations 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

  81. 91 citations in 2015
  82. 91 citations 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

  83. 91 citations in 2015
  84. 90 citations in 2015
  85. 90 citations in 2015
  86. 90 citations in 2015
  87. 89 citations in 2015
  88. 87 citations in 2015
  89. 87 citations in 2015
  90. 86 citations in 2015
    Lectures on Holographic Superfluidity and Superconductivity
    Christopher P. Herzog (Princeton U.). Apr 2009. 39 pp.
    Published in J.Phys. A42 (2009) 343001
    PUPT-2297
    DOI: 10.1088/1751-8113/42/34/343001
    Lectures given at Conference: C09-03-23.2
    e-Print: arXiv:0904.1975 [hep-th] | PDF

  91. 85 citations in 2015
  92. 85 citations in 2015
  93. 85 citations in 2015
  94. 84 citations in 2015
  95. 84 citations in 2015
  96. 84 citations in 2015
  97. 84 citations in 2015
  98. 83 citations in 2015
  99. 83 citations in 2015
  100. 82 citations in 2015