Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition) in gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2005 edition) 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 2005 editions

2005 reports for eprints

  1. 646 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  2. 615 citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 578 citations up to the end of 2005
  4. 431 citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 374 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  6. 371 citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 295 citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 277 citations up to the end of 2005
    Exponential potentials and cosmological scaling solutions
    Edmund J. Copeland, Andrew R Liddle (Sussex U.), David Wands (Portsmouth U.). Nov 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D57 (1998) 4686-4690
    SUSX-TH-97-022, SUSSEX-AST-97-11-1, PU-RCG-97-20
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.57.4686
    e-Print: gr-qc/9711068 | PDF

  9. 272 citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 268 citations up to the end of 2005
  11. 259 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  12. 251 citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 250 citations up to the end of 2005
  14. 248 citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 247 citations up to the end of 2005
  16. 244 citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 239 citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 239 citations up to the end of 2005
  19. 234 citations up to the end of 2005
  20. 228 citations up to the end of 2005
    Quantum gravity and minimum length
    Luis J. Garay (Imperial Coll., London). Mar 1994. 22 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. A10 (1995) 145-166
    IMPERIAL-TP-93-94-20
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X95000085
    e-Print: gr-qc/9403008 | PDF

  21. 223 citations up to the end of 2005
  22. 222 citations up to the end of 2005
  23. 218 citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 217 citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 211 citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 210 citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 208 citations up to the end of 2005
  28. 207 citations up to the end of 2005
  29. 206 citations up to the end of 2005
  30. 200 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  31. 199 citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 198 citations up to the end of 2005
  33. 196 citations up to the end of 2005
  34. 194 citations up to the end of 2005
  35. 191 citations up to the end of 2005
  36. 187 citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 185 citations up to the end of 2005
  38. 185 citations up to the end of 2005
  39. 184 citations up to the end of 2005
  40. 184 citations up to the end of 2005
  41. 182 citations up to the end of 2005
  42. 171 citations up to the end of 2005
  43. 170 citations up to the end of 2005
  44. 167 citations up to the end of 2005
  45. 162 citations up to the end of 2005
  46. 162 citations up to the end of 2005
  47. 161 citations up to the end of 2005
  48. 160 citations up to the end of 2005
  49. 160 citations up to the end of 2005
  50. 159 citations up to the end of 2005
  51. 159 citations up to the end of 2005
  52. 155 citations up to the end of 2005
  53. 154 citations up to the end of 2005
  54. 153 citations up to the end of 2005
  55. 151 citations up to the end of 2005
  56. 148 citations up to the end of 2005
    Spin foam models
    John C. Baez (UC, Riverside). Sep 1997. 39 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 1827-1858
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/7/004
    e-Print: gr-qc/9709052 | PDF

  57. 146 citations up to the end of 2005
  58. 145 citations up to the end of 2005
  59. 143 citations up to the end of 2005
  60. 142 citations up to the end of 2005
    The (2+1)-Dimensional black hole
    Steven Carlip (UC, Davis). May 1995. 38 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 12 (1995) 2853-2880
    UCD-95-15
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/12/12/005
    e-Print: gr-qc/9506079 | PDF

  61. 140 citations up to the end of 2005
  62. 139 citations up to the end of 2005
  63. 138 citations up to the end of 2005
  64. 137 citations up to the end of 2005
  65. 135 citations up to the end of 2005
  66. 134 citations up to the end of 2005
  67. 133 citations up to the end of 2005
  68. 133 citations up to the end of 2005
  69. 133 citations up to the end of 2005
  70. 132 citations up to the end of 2005
  71. 130 citations up to the end of 2005
    Entropy bounds and black hole remnants
    Jacob D. Bekenstein (UC, Santa Barbara & Hebrew U.). Jun 1993. 12 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 1912-1921
    UCSBTH-93-23
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.1912
    Based on a talk given at Conference: C93-06-21.3
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307035 | PDF

  72. 130 citations up to the end of 2005
  73. 130 citations up to the end of 2005
  74. 129 citations up to the end of 2005
  75. 129 citations up to the end of 2005
  76. 128 citations up to the end of 2005
  77. 128 citations up to the end of 2005
    Quantum gravity and Regge calculus
    Giorgio Immirzi (Perugia U. & INFN, Perugia). Sep 1996. 8 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 57 (1997) 65-72
    DFUPG-119-97
    DOI: 10.1016/S0920-5632(97)00354-X
    Contributed to Conference: C96-09-17 Proceedings
    e-Print: gr-qc/9701052 | PDF

  78. 126 citations up to the end of 2005
  79. 125 citations up to the end of 2005
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25
    Presented at Conference: C92-06-29.1 (GIFT Seminar 1992:0157-288), p.0157-288, Conference: C92-06-15.4, p.157-287
    e-Print: gr-qc/9210011 | PDF

  80. 125 citations up to the end of 2005
  81. 124 citations up to the end of 2005
  82. 124 citations up to the end of 2005
    Entropy from conformal field theory at Killing horizons
    Steven Carlip (UC, Davis). Jun 1999. 26 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 16 (1999) 3327-3348
    UCD-99-12, NSF-ITP-99-069
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/16/10/322
    e-Print: gr-qc/9906126 | PDF

  83. 124 citations up to the end of 2005
  84. 123 citations up to the end of 2005
  85. 123 citations up to the end of 2005
  86. 122 citations up to the end of 2005
  87. 121 citations up to the end of 2005
  88. 119 citations up to the end of 2005
  89. 119 citations up to the end of 2005
  90. 119 citations up to the end of 2005
  91. 118 citations up to the end of 2005
  92. 118 citations up to the end of 2005
  93. 116 citations up to the end of 2005
    Topological censorship
    John L. Friedman (Santa Barbara, KITP & Wisconsin U., Milwaukee), Kristin Schleich, Donald M. Witt (British Columbia U.). Jun 8, 1993. 18 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 71 (1993) 1486-1489, Erratum: Phys.Rev.Lett. 75 (1995) 1872
    PRINT-93-0448 (SANTA-BARBARA,ITP), NSF-ITP-93-80
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.71.1486
    e-Print: gr-qc/9305017 | PDF

  94. 115 citations up to the end of 2005
  95. 115 citations up to the end of 2005
  96. 114 citations up to the end of 2005
    Black holes with unusual topology
    Luciano Vanzo (Trento U.). May 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D56 (1997) 6475-6483
    UTF-400
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.56.6475
    e-Print: gr-qc/9705004 | PDF

  97. 114 citations up to the end of 2005
  98. 111 citations up to the end of 2005
    On black hole entropy
    Ted Jacobson, Gungwon Kang (Santa Barbara, KITP & Maryland U.), Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Dec 21, 1993. 22 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 6587-6598
    MCGILL-93-22, NSF-ITP-93-152, UMDGR-94-75
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.6587
    e-Print: gr-qc/9312023 | PDF

  99. 111 citations up to the end of 2005
  100. 111 citations up to the end of 2005
    Classical and quantum gravity in (1+1)-Dimensions. Part 1: A Unifying approach
    Thomas Klosch (Vienna, Tech. U.), Thomas Strobl (Aachen, Tech. Hochsch.). Aug 1995. 24 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 13 (1996) 965-984, Erratum: Class.Quant.Grav. 14 (1997) 825
    TUW-95-16, PITHA-95-18
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/13/5/015
    e-Print: gr-qc/9508020 | PDF