Top Cited Articles of All Time (2005 edition) in hep-th

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

2005 reports for eprints

  1. 4018 citations up to the end of 2005
  2. 2774 citations up to the end of 2005
  3. 2726 citations up to the end of 2005
    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. 2467 citations up to the end of 2005
  5. 1978 citations up to the end of 2005
  6. 1868 citations up to the end of 2005
  7. 1746 citations up to the end of 2005
  8. 1625 citations up to the end of 2005
  9. 1618 citations up to the end of 2005
  10. 1526 citations up to the end of 2005
  11. 1468 citations up to the end of 2005
  12. 1367 citations up to the end of 2005
  13. 1153 citations up to the end of 2005
  14. 1117 citations up to the end of 2005
  15. 1076 citations up to the end of 2005
  16. 1014 citations up to the end of 2005
  17. 998 citations up to the end of 2005
  18. 996 citations up to the end of 2005
  19. 903 citations up to the end of 2005
  20. 862 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  21. 844 citations up to the end of 2005
  22. 831 citations up to the end of 2005
  23. 766 citations up to the end of 2005
  24. 727 citations up to the end of 2005
  25. 686 citations up to the end of 2005
  26. 659 citations up to the end of 2005
  27. 648 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  28. 630 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  29. 625 citations up to the end of 2005
  30. 618 citations up to the end of 2005
  31. 617 citations up to the end of 2005
  32. 605 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  33. 604 citations up to the end of 2005
  34. 579 citations up to the end of 2005
  35. 574 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  36. 572 citations up to the end of 2005
  37. 565 citations up to the end of 2005
  38. 558 citations up to the end of 2005
    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. 555 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  40. 552 citations up to the end of 2005
  41. 535 citations up to the end of 2005
  42. 533 citations up to the end of 2005
  43. 530 citations up to the end of 2005
  44. 529 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  45. 527 citations up to the end of 2005
  46. 516 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  47. 515 citations up to the end of 2005
  48. 510 citations up to the end of 2005
  49. 506 citations up to the end of 2005
  50. 505 citations up to the end of 2005
  51. 492 citations up to the end of 2005
  52. 489 citations up to the end of 2005
  53. 486 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  54. 486 citations up to the end of 2005
  55. 481 citations up to the end of 2005
  56. 480 citations up to the end of 2005
  57. 461 citations up to the end of 2005
  58. 455 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  59. 446 citations up to the end of 2005
  60. 442 citations up to the end of 2005
  61. 440 citations up to the end of 2005
  62. 440 citations up to the end of 2005
  63. 440 citations up to the end of 2005
  64. 439 citations up to the end of 2005
  65. 436 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  66. 434 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  67. 432 citations up to the end of 2005
  68. 432 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  69. 431 citations up to the end of 2005
  70. 430 citations up to the end of 2005
  71. 425 citations up to the end of 2005
  72. 421 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  73. 420 citations up to the end of 2005
  74. 414 citations up to the end of 2005
  75. 412 citations up to the end of 2005
  76. 411 citations up to the end of 2005
  77. 405 citations up to the end of 2005
  78. 405 citations up to the end of 2005
  79. 404 citations up to the end of 2005
    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. 402 citations up to the end of 2005
  81. 399 citations up to the end of 2005
  82. 399 citations up to the end of 2005
  83. 397 citations up to the end of 2005
  84. 395 citations up to the end of 2005
  85. 394 citations up to the end of 2005
  86. 393 citations up to the end of 2005
  87. 390 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  88. 388 citations up to the end of 2005
  89. 388 citations up to the end of 2005
  90. 383 citations up to the end of 2005
  91. 381 citations up to the end of 2005
  92. 376 citations up to the end of 2005
  93. 375 citations up to the end of 2005
  94. 374 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  95. 371 citations up to the end of 2005
    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

  96. 370 citations up to the end of 2005
  97. 369 citations up to the end of 2005
  98. 367 citations up to the end of 2005
  99. 366 citations up to the end of 2005
  100. 366 citations up to the end of 2005