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 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 2364 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  2. 2359 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  3. 2117 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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. 1320 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  5. 1139 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  6. 1104 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  7. 1078 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. 979 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  9. 950 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. 941 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  11. 912 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  12. 911 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  13. 909 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  14. 879 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  15. 873 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  16. 852 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  17. 791 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  18. 784 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  19. 784 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  20. 780 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  21. 756 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  22. 726 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  23. 724 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

  24. 701 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  25. 701 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  26. 689 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  27. 689 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  28. 684 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  29. 642 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
    e-Print: hep-th/9711200 | PDF

  30. 639 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  31. 639 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  32. 639 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  33. 635 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  34. 630 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  35. 624 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  36. 607 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  37. 601 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  38. 583 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  39. 579 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  40. 578 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  41. 566 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  42. 563 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  43. 553 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  44. 552 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  45. 552 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. 531 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  48. 530 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  49. 529 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  50. 528 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  51. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  52. 526 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  53. 524 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  54. 523 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  55. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  56. 518 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  57. 515 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  58. 504 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  59. 502 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  60. 498 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  61. 496 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

  62. 490 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  63. 488 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  64. 488 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  65. 486 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  66. 483 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  67. 482 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  68. 479 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  69. 476 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  70. 472 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

  71. 469 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  72. 464 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  73. 464 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  74. 460 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  75. 453 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  76. 451 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  77. 442 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  78. 441 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  79. 437 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  80. 434 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

  81. 432 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  82. 426 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  83. 423 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  84. 421 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  85. 419 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  86. 418 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  87. 417 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  88. 415 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  89. 410 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  90. 404 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  91. 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

  92. 403 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  93. 400 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  94. 397 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  95. 395 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  96. 393 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  97. 392 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  98. 391 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  99. 387 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  100. 384 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016