Top Cited Articles during 2016 by hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers during 2016 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 759 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  2. 502 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  3. 416 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  4. 303 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  5. 176 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  6. 171 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  7. 171 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  8. 156 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  9. 143 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  10. 142 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  11. 135 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  12. 134 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  13. 132 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  14. 129 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  15. 129 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  16. 128 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  17. 122 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  18. 119 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    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

  19. 118 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  20. 113 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  21. 112 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  22. 111 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  23. 108 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    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

  24. 104 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  25. 103 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  26. 103 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  27. 102 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  28. 98 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  29. 97 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    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

  30. 97 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  31. 96 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  32. 93 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  33. 91 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  34. 91 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  35. 91 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  36. 89 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  37. 89 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  38. 88 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  39. 88 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  40. 88 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  41. 88 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  42. 87 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  43. 87 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  44. 87 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  45. 87 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  46. 86 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  47. 86 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  48. 86 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  49. 84 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  50. 82 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  51. 82 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  52. 82 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  53. 80 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    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

  54. 79 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  55. 79 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  56. 79 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  57. 78 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  58. 78 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  59. 78 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  60. 77 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  61. 77 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  62. 77 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  63. 76 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    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

  64. 76 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  65. 76 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  66. 76 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  67. 75 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  68. 75 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  69. 75 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  70. 74 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  71. 74 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    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

  72. 74 citations by hep-th eprints in 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

  73. 74 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  74. 72 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    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

  75. 72 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  76. 71 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  77. 71 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  78. 71 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    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

  79. 70 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    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

  80. 70 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  81. 70 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    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

  82. 69 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  83. 69 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  84. 69 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  85. 69 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  86. 69 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  87. 68 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    Evidence for F theory
    Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.). Feb 1996. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B469 (1996) 403-418
    HUTP-96-A004
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(96)00172-1
    e-Print: hep-th/9602022 | PDF

  88. 68 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  89. 68 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  90. 68 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  91. 67 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  92. 67 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  93. 67 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  94. 67 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  95. 67 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  96. 66 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    Stability in Gauged Extended Supergravity
    Peter Breitenlohner, Daniel Z. Freedman (MIT). Jul 1982. 55 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 144 (1982) 249
    Print-82-0500 (MIT)
    DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(82)90116-6

  97. 66 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  98. 65 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
  99. 65 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016
    Introduction to supersymmetry and supergravity
    S.P. Misra (Bhubaneswar, Inst. Phys.). 1992.
    Published in New Delhi, India: Wiley Eastern (1992) 240 p. (SERC schools series)

  100. 65 citations by hep-th eprints in 2016