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 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. 1151 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, 10.4310/ATMP.1998.v2.n2.a1
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  2. 696 citations in 2015
  3. 571 citations in 2015
  4. 422 citations in 2015
  5. 336 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. 318 citations in 2015
  7. 301 citations in 2015
  8. 248 citations in 2015
  9. 247 citations in 2015
  10. 228 citations in 2015
  11. 227 citations in 2015
  12. 222 citations in 2015
  13. 220 citations in 2015
  14. 218 citations in 2015
  15. 214 citations in 2015
  16. 213 citations in 2015
  17. 212 citations in 2015
  18. 209 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. 204 citations in 2015
  20. 199 citations in 2015
  21. 196 citations in 2015
  22. 191 citations in 2015
  23. 191 citations in 2015
  24. 184 citations in 2015
  25. 183 citations in 2015
  26. 168 citations in 2015
  27. 167 citations in 2015
  28. 157 citations in 2015
  29. 157 citations in 2015
  30. 156 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

  31. 154 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

  32. 150 citations in 2015
  33. 150 citations in 2015
  34. 149 citations in 2015
  35. 146 citations in 2015
  36. 146 citations in 2015
  37. 142 citations in 2015
  38. 137 citations in 2015
  39. 137 citations in 2015
  40. 136 citations in 2015
  41. 132 citations in 2015
  42. 131 citations in 2015
  43. 131 citations in 2015
  44. 129 citations in 2015
  45. 127 citations in 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

  46. 127 citations in 2015
  47. 126 citations in 2015
  48. 126 citations in 2015
  49. 125 citations in 2015
  50. 125 citations in 2015
  51. 125 citations in 2015
  52. 125 citations in 2015
  53. 124 citations in 2015
  54. 122 citations in 2015
  55. 121 citations in 2015
  56. 119 citations in 2015
  57. 119 citations in 2015
  58. 119 citations in 2015
    Gauge/String Duality, Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions
    Jorge Casalderrey-Solana (CERN), Hong Liu (MIT, LNS), David Mateos (Barcelona U. & ICC, Barcelona U. & ICREA, Barcelona), Krishna Rajagopal (MIT, LNS), Urs Achim Wiedemann (CERN). Jan 2011. 293 pp.
    Published in book:Gauge/String Duality, Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014
    CERN-PH-TH-2010-316, MIT-CTP-4198, ICCUB-10-202
    DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139136747
    e-Print: arXiv:1101.0618 [hep-th] | PDF

  59. 119 citations in 2015
  60. 118 citations in 2015
  61. 115 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

  62. 114 citations in 2015
  63. 114 citations in 2015
  64. 114 citations in 2015
  65. 113 citations in 2015
  66. 111 citations in 2015
  67. 111 citations in 2015
  68. 110 citations in 2015
  69. 110 citations in 2015
  70. 106 citations in 2015
  71. 104 citations in 2015
  72. 103 citations in 2015
  73. 103 citations in 2015
  74. 102 citations in 2015
  75. 102 citations in 2015
  76. 101 citations in 2015
  77. 99 citations in 2015
  78. 97 citations in 2015
  79. 97 citations in 2015
  80. 96 citations in 2015
  81. 95 citations in 2015
  82. 94 citations in 2015
  83. 94 citations in 2015
  84. 93 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

  85. 93 citations in 2015
  86. 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

  87. 92 citations in 2015
  88. 91 citations in 2015
  89. 91 citations in 2015
  90. 90 citations in 2015
  91. 90 citations in 2015
  92. 90 citations in 2015
  93. 89 citations in 2015
    Phases of N=2 theories in two-dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jan 1993. 93 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B403 (1993) 159-222, AMS/IP Stud.Adv.Math. 1 (1996) 143-211
    IASSNS-HEP-93-3
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(93)90033-L
    e-Print: hep-th/9301042 | PDF

  94. 89 citations in 2015
  95. 88 citations in 2015
  96. 87 citations in 2015
  97. 87 citations in 2015
  98. 87 citations in 2015
  99. 87 citations in 2015
  100. 86 citations in 2015