Top Cited Articles of All Time (2017 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2017 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 2018-01-08. 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 2017 editions

2017 reports for eprints

  1. 2601 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  2. 2582 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  3. 2273 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 1444 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  5. 1259 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  6. 1196 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  7. 1128 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 1112 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  9. 1060 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  10. 1051 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  11. 1046 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  12. 1006 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  13. 988 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  14. 967 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  15. 962 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  16. 949 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  17. 906 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  18. 848 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  19. 836 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  20. 834 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  21. 831 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  22. 821 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  23. 787 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  24. 770 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  25. 768 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  26. 763 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  27. 745 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  28. 741 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  29. 725 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  30. 720 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  31. 716 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  32. 697 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  33. 688 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  34. 686 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  35. 672 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  36. 664 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  37. 664 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  38. 657 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  39. 629 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  40. 625 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  41. 617 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  42. 615 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  43. 603 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  44. 603 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  45. 598 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  46. 591 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  47. 583 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  48. 583 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  49. 578 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  50. 576 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  51. 575 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  52. 575 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  53. 575 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  54. 571 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  55. 570 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  56. 568 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  57. 567 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  58. 559 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  59. 557 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  60. 555 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  61. 554 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  62. 548 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  63. 546 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  64. 543 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  65. 539 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  66. 535 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  67. 532 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  68. 531 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  69. 528 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  70. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  71. 521 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  72. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  73. 517 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  74. 515 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  75. 512 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  76. 511 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  77. 496 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  78. 490 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  79. 484 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  80. 484 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  81. 484 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  82. 481 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  83. 469 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  84. 460 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  85. 459 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  86. 457 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  87. 456 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  88. 448 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  89. 447 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 444 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  91. 439 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  92. 437 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  93. 436 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  94. 431 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  95. 430 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  96. 429 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  97. 422 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  98. 422 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  99. 418 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  100. 417 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017