Top Cited Articles of All Time (2004 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2004 edition) 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 2004 editions

2004 reports for eprints

  1. 3545 citations up to the end of 2004
  2. 2460 citations up to the end of 2004
  3. 2356 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  4. 2206 citations up to the end of 2004
  5. 1792 citations up to the end of 2004
  6. 1761 citations up to the end of 2004
  7. 1643 citations up to the end of 2004
  8. 1543 citations up to the end of 2004
  9. 1519 citations up to the end of 2004
  10. 1463 citations up to the end of 2004
  11. 1325 citations up to the end of 2004
  12. 1258 citations up to the end of 2004
  13. 1066 citations up to the end of 2004
  14. 1051 citations up to the end of 2004
  15. 990 citations up to the end of 2004
  16. 966 citations up to the end of 2004
  17. 963 citations up to the end of 2004
  18. 956 citations up to the end of 2004
  19. 858 citations up to the end of 2004
  20. 786 citations up to the end of 2004
  21. 776 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  22. 709 citations up to the end of 2004
  23. 691 citations up to the end of 2004
  24. 680 citations up to the end of 2004
  25. 633 citations up to the end of 2004
  26. 623 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  27. 615 citations up to the end of 2004
  28. 581 citations up to the end of 2004
  29. 560 citations up to the end of 2004
  30. 556 citations up to the end of 2004
  31. 553 citations up to the end of 2004
    String solitons
    M.J. Duff (Newton Inst. Math. Sci., Cambridge & Texas A-M), Ramzi R. Khuri (McGill U. & CERN), J.X. Lu (Texas A-M). Dec 1994. 150 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rept. 259 (1995) 213-326
    NI-94017, CTP-TAMU-67-92, MCGILL-94-53, CERN-TH-7542-94
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-1573(95)00002-X
    e-Print: hep-th/9412184 | PDF

  32. 543 citations up to the end of 2004
  33. 536 citations up to the end of 2004
    Out of this world supersymmetry breaking
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). Oct 1998. 42 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B557 (1999) 79-118
    MIT-CTP-2788, PUPT-1815, BUHEP-98-26
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(99)00359-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9810155 | PDF

  34. 528 citations up to the end of 2004
  35. 521 citations up to the end of 2004
  36. 518 citations up to the end of 2004
  37. 507 citations up to the end of 2004
    One Loop Threshold Effects in String Unification
    Vadim S. Kaplunovsky (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Dec 1987. 12 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B307 (1988) 145-156, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B382 (1992) 436-438
    ITP-838-STANFORD
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(92)90193-F, 10.1016/0550-3213(88)90526-3
    e-Print: hep-th/9205068 | PDF

  38. 504 citations up to the end of 2004
  39. 502 citations up to the end of 2004
  40. 502 citations up to the end of 2004
  41. 499 citations up to the end of 2004
  42. 496 citations up to the end of 2004
  43. 487 citations up to the end of 2004
  44. 485 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  45. 481 citations up to the end of 2004
  46. 478 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  47. 467 citations up to the end of 2004
  48. 466 citations up to the end of 2004
  49. 462 citations up to the end of 2004
    Branes within branes
    Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway). Dec 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in In *Cargese 1997, Strings, branes and dualities* 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4, p.267-275 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  50. 452 citations up to the end of 2004
    Complex Spinors and Unified Theories
    Murray Gell-Mann (CERN), Pierre Ramond (Caltech), Richard Slansky (Los Alamos). 1979. 7 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C790927 (1979) 315-321
    PRINT-80-0576
    Prepared for Conference: C79-09-27 (Stony Brook Wkshp.1979:0315)
    e-Print: arXiv:1306.4669 [hep-th] | PDF

  51. 446 citations up to the end of 2004
    An SL(2,Z) multiplet of type IIB superstrings
    John H. Schwarz (Caltech). Aug 1995. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B360 (1995) 13-18, Erratum: Phys.Lett. B364 (1995) 252
    CALT-68-2013
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01138-G, 10.1016/0370-2693(95)01405-5
    e-Print: hep-th/9508143 | PDF

  52. 441 citations up to the end of 2004
  53. 441 citations up to the end of 2004
  54. 430 citations up to the end of 2004
  55. 429 citations up to the end of 2004
    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

  56. 421 citations up to the end of 2004
  57. 420 citations up to the end of 2004
    Matrix string theory
    Robbert Dijkgraaf (Amsterdam U.), Erik P. Verlinde (CERN & Utrecht U.), Herman L. Verlinde (Amsterdam U.). Mar 1997. 18 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B500 (1997) 43-61
    CERN-TH-97-034, CERN-TH-97-34, THU-97-06, UTFA-97-06
    DOI: 10.1016/S0550-3213(97)00326-X
    e-Print: hep-th/9703030 | PDF

  58. 419 citations up to the end of 2004
  59. 418 citations up to the end of 2004
  60. 417 citations up to the end of 2004
  61. 416 citations up to the end of 2004
    Lectures on superstring and M theory dualities: Given at ICTP Spring School and at TASI Summer School
    John H. Schwarz (Caltech). Mar 1996. 66 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 55B (1997) 1-32
    CALT-68-2065
    DOI: 10.1016/S0920-5632(97)00070-4
    Lectures given at Conference: C96-06-02, Lectures given at Conference: C96-03-18.1 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9607201 | PDF

  62. 410 citations up to the end of 2004
  63. 407 citations up to the end of 2004
    NonBPS states and Branes in string theory
    Ashoke Sen (Harish-Chandra Res. Inst.). Jan 1999. 53 pp.
    MRI-PHY-P990411
    Talk given at Conference: C99-07-26.3, p.187-234, Talk given at Conference: C99-05-24.2, Talk given at Conference: C99-01-25 (branes* 45-96), p.45-96 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9904207 | PDF

  64. 406 citations up to the end of 2004
  65. 399 citations up to the end of 2004
  66. 395 citations up to the end of 2004
  67. 393 citations up to the end of 2004
  68. 389 citations up to the end of 2004
  69. 387 citations up to the end of 2004
  70. 386 citations up to the end of 2004
  71. 383 citations up to the end of 2004
    D-branes from M-branes
    P.K. Townsend (Cambridge U.). Dec 1995. 13 pp.
    Published in Phys.Lett. B373 (1996) 68-75
    DAMTP-R-95-59
    DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(96)00104-9
    e-Print: hep-th/9512062 | PDF

  72. 381 citations up to the end of 2004
  73. 381 citations up to the end of 2004
  74. 380 citations up to the end of 2004
    An Early Proposal of 'Brane World'
    K. Akama (Saitama Medical Coll.). 1982. 5 pp.
    Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 176 (1982) 267-271
    SMC-PHYS-66, SMC-PHYS-160
    Published in the proceedings of Conference: C82-08-20, p., 267-271 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/0001113 | PDF

  75. 380 citations up to the end of 2004
  76. 375 citations up to the end of 2004
  77. 375 citations up to the end of 2004
  78. 373 citations up to the end of 2004
  79. 371 citations up to the end of 2004
    Lectures on supersymmetric gauge theories and electric-magnetic duality
    Kenneth A. Intriligator, N. Seiberg (Rutgers U., Piscataway & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Mar 1995. 44 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 45BC (1996) 1-28, Subnucl.Ser. 34 (1997) 237-299
    RU-95-48, IASSNS-HEP-95-70
    DOI: 10.1016/0920-5632(95)00626-5
    Conference: C96-07-03, Conference: C95-03-27, Conference: C95-06-04.1, p.223-266, Conference: C95-06-12.1, p.25-65, Conference: C95-07-11.2, p.161-199, Conference: C96-03-18.1, p.157-183 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9509066 | PDF

  80. 364 citations up to the end of 2004
  81. 361 citations up to the end of 2004
  82. 360 citations up to the end of 2004
    Some comments on string dynamics
    Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jul 1995. 21 pp.
    Published in In *Los Angeles 1995, Future perspectives in string theory* 501-523
    IASSNS-HEP-95-63
    Contributed to Conference: C95-03-13, p.501-523 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9507121 | PDF

  83. 359 citations up to the end of 2004
  84. 359 citations up to the end of 2004
  85. 356 citations up to the end of 2004
  86. 356 citations up to the end of 2004
  87. 355 citations up to the end of 2004
  88. 354 citations up to the end of 2004
  89. 350 citations up to the end of 2004
  90. 349 citations up to the end of 2004
  91. 348 citations up to the end of 2004
  92. 345 citations up to the end of 2004
  93. 343 citations up to the end of 2004
  94. 339 citations up to the end of 2004
  95. 335 citations up to the end of 2004
  96. 335 citations up to the end of 2004
  97. 331 citations up to the end of 2004
  98. 328 citations up to the end of 2004
  99. 326 citations up to the end of 2004
  100. 325 citations up to the end of 2004