Top Cited Articles of All Time (2007 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2007 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 2007 editions

2007 reports for eprints

  1. 5290 citations up to the end of 2007
  2. 3596 citations up to the end of 2007
  3. 3498 citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 3171 citations up to the end of 2007
  5. 2412 citations up to the end of 2007
  6. 2017 citations up to the end of 2007
  7. 1942 citations up to the end of 2007
  8. 1929 citations up to the end of 2007
  9. 1802 citations up to the end of 2007
  10. 1801 citations up to the end of 2007
  11. 1638 citations up to the end of 2007
  12. 1452 citations up to the end of 2007
  13. 1324 citations up to the end of 2007
  14. 1293 citations up to the end of 2007
  15. 1244 citations up to the end of 2007
  16. 1095 citations up to the end of 2007
  17. 1089 citations up to the end of 2007
  18. 1079 citations up to the end of 2007
  19. 1078 citations up to the end of 2007
  20. 1054 citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 1044 citations up to the end of 2007
  22. 1043 citations up to the end of 2007
  23. 991 citations up to the end of 2007
  24. 986 citations up to the end of 2007
  25. 926 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  26. 882 citations up to the end of 2007
  27. 838 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  28. 830 citations up to the end of 2007
  29. 793 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  30. 780 citations up to the end of 2007
  31. 775 citations up to the end of 2007
  32. 770 citations up to the end of 2007
  33. 767 citations up to the end of 2007
  34. 754 citations up to the end of 2007
  35. 730 citations up to the end of 2007
  36. 729 citations up to the end of 2007
  37. 724 citations up to the end of 2007
  38. 707 citations up to the end of 2007
  39. 689 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  40. 688 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  41. 676 citations up to the end of 2007
  42. 637 citations up to the end of 2007
  43. 630 citations up to the end of 2007
  44. 617 citations up to the end of 2007
    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. 614 citations up to the end of 2007
  46. 614 citations up to the end of 2007
  47. 613 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  48. 611 citations up to the end of 2007
  49. 592 citations up to the end of 2007
  50. 578 citations up to the end of 2007
  51. 577 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  52. 570 citations up to the end of 2007
  53. 567 citations up to the end of 2007
  54. 563 citations up to the end of 2007
  55. 559 citations up to the end of 2007
  56. 549 citations up to the end of 2007
  57. 547 citations up to the end of 2007
  58. 545 citations up to the end of 2007
  59. 538 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  60. 538 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  61. 525 citations up to the end of 2007
  62. 524 citations up to the end of 2007
  63. 520 citations up to the end of 2007
  64. 518 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  65. 514 citations up to the end of 2007
  66. 501 citations up to the end of 2007
  67. 497 citations up to the end of 2007
  68. 492 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  69. 490 citations up to the end of 2007
  70. 488 citations up to the end of 2007
  71. 487 citations up to the end of 2007
  72. 487 citations up to the end of 2007
  73. 483 citations up to the end of 2007
  74. 483 citations up to the end of 2007
  75. 483 citations up to the end of 2007
  76. 482 citations up to the end of 2007
  77. 481 citations up to the end of 2007
  78. 479 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  79. 477 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  80. 476 citations up to the end of 2007
  81. 472 citations up to the end of 2007
  82. 471 citations up to the end of 2007
  83. 471 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  84. 469 citations up to the end of 2007
  85. 468 citations up to the end of 2007
  86. 467 citations up to the end of 2007
  87. 465 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  88. 465 citations up to the end of 2007
  89. 465 citations up to the end of 2007
  90. 460 citations up to the end of 2007
  91. 456 citations up to the end of 2007
    The Anthropic landscape of string theory
    Leonard Susskind (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Feb 2003. 21 pp.
    Published in In *Carr, Bernard (ed.): Universe or multiverse?* 247-266
    e-Print: hep-th/0302219 | PDF

  92. 455 citations up to the end of 2007
  93. 454 citations up to the end of 2007
    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

  94. 446 citations up to the end of 2007
  95. 445 citations up to the end of 2007
  96. 444 citations up to the end of 2007
  97. 443 citations up to the end of 2007
  98. 443 citations up to the end of 2007
  99. 438 citations up to the end of 2007
  100. 438 citations up to the end of 2007