Top Cited Articles of All Time (2017 edition) by hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2017 edition) 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 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. 9477 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  2. 6491 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  3. 5747 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  4. 2942 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  5. 2860 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  6. 2655 citations by hep-th 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

  7. 2556 citations by hep-th 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

  8. 2333 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  9. 2088 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  10. 1955 citations by hep-th 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

  11. 1901 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  12. 1834 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  13. 1764 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  14. 1666 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  15. 1656 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  16. 1618 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  17. 1576 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  18. 1449 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  19. 1443 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  20. 1414 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  21. 1348 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  22. 1345 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  23. 1341 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  24. 1337 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  25. 1280 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  26. 1272 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  27. 1268 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  28. 1246 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  29. 1233 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  30. 1228 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  31. 1223 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  32. 1171 citations by hep-th 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

  33. 1161 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  34. 1149 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  35. 1149 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  36. 1146 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  37. 1121 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  38. 1035 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Dielectric branes
    Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Oct 1999. 32 pp.
    Published in JHEP 9912 (1999) 022
    MCGILL-99-27, NSF-ITP-99-113
    DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/1999/12/022
    e-Print: hep-th/9910053 | PDF

  39. 1017 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  40. 1008 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  41. 1006 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  42. 998 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  43. 992 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C930308 (1993) 284-296
    THU-93-26
    Conference: C93-03-08
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  44. 986 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  45. 975 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  46. 961 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  47. 953 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  48. 947 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  49. 939 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  50. 935 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  51. 931 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  52. 914 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  53. 912 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  54. 909 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Noncommutative Geometry and String Field Theory
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1985. 42 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B268 (1986) 253-294
    Print-86-0083 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(86)90155-0

  55. 898 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  56. 898 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  57. 898 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  58. 898 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Quantum field theory on noncommutative spaces
    Richard J. Szabo (Heriot-Watt U.). Sep 2001. 103 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 378 (2003) 207-299
    HWM-01-35, EMPG-01-14
    DOI: 10.1016/S0370-1573(03)00059-0
    Invited talk at Conference: C01-07-16
    e-Print: hep-th/0109162 | PDF

  59. 871 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Quantum Geometry of Bosonic Strings
    Alexander M. Polyakov (Landau Inst.). Jun 1981. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. 103B (1981) 207-210
    Print-81-0351 (LANDAU INST)
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90743-7

  60. 871 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  61. 864 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  62. 861 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  63. 847 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  64. 840 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Nonabelian Bosonization in Two-Dimensions
    Edward Witten (Princeton U.). Oct 1983. 30 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 92 (1984) 455-472
    PRINT-83-0934 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01215276

  65. 838 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Stability of Classical Solutions
    E.B. Bogomolny (Landau Inst.). Nov 1975. 19 pp.
    Published in Sov.J.Nucl.Phys. 24 (1976) 449, Yad.Fiz. 24 (1976) 861-870
    PRINT-76-0543 (LANDAU-INST.)

  66. 837 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  67. 823 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  68. 821 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  69. 819 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  70. 812 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  71. 809 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  72. 797 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  73. 797 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  74. 774 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  75. 763 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  76. 761 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  77. 750 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  78. 750 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  79. 749 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  80. 745 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  81. 739 citations by hep-th 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

  82. 739 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  83. 739 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    CFT's from Calabi-Yau four folds
    Sergei Gukov (Princeton U.), Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.), Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jun 1999. 49 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B584 (2000) 69-108, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B608 (2001) 477-478
    HUTP-99-A034, IASSNS-HEP-99-52, PUPT-1864
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00373-4, 10.1016/S0550-3213(01)00289-9
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  84. 736 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  85. 726 citations by hep-th 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

  86. 724 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  87. 723 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
    Quantized space-time
    Hartland S. Snyder (Northwestern U.). May 1946. 4 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. 71 (1947) 38-41
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRev.71.38

  88. 722 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  89. 722 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  90. 719 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  91. 717 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  92. 714 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  93. 713 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  94. 711 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  95. 711 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  96. 710 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  97. 708 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  98. 707 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  99. 706 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017
  100. 705 citations by hep-th eprints up to the end of 2017