Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 2378 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  2. 2374 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  3. 2121 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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. 1331 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  5. 1146 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  6. 1113 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  7. 1081 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  8. 990 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  9. 955 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  10. 950 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  11. 924 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  12. 916 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  13. 915 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  14. 895 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  15. 887 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  16. 854 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  17. 809 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  18. 790 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  19. 788 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  20. 788 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  21. 761 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  22. 730 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  23. 727 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  24. 702 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  25. 702 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  26. 692 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  27. 691 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  28. 688 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  29. 649 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  30. 647 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  31. 645 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  32. 645 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  33. 639 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  34. 632 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  35. 626 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  36. 614 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  37. 611 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  38. 591 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  39. 582 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  40. 580 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  41. 576 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  42. 569 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  43. 556 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  44. 555 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  45. 553 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  46. 551 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  47. 535 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  48. 533 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  49. 531 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  50. 530 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  51. 530 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  52. 528 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  53. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  54. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  55. 522 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  56. 522 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  57. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  58. 506 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  59. 505 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  60. 503 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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. 499 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  62. 495 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  63. 493 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  64. 491 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  65. 488 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  66. 488 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  67. 486 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  68. 486 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  69. 481 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  70. 479 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  71. 477 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  72. 475 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  73. 466 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  74. 466 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  75. 463 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  76. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  77. 453 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  78. 443 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  79. 443 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  80. 437 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  81. 436 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  82. 427 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  83. 427 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  84. 425 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  85. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  86. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  87. 423 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  88. 418 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  89. 415 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  90. 407 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  91. 405 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  92. 405 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  93. 404 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  94. 403 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  95. 400 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  96. 398 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  97. 398 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  98. 396 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  99. 394 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  100. 392 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016