Top Cited Articles of All Time (2008 edition) in gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2008 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 2008 editions

2008 reports for eprints

  1. 897 citations up to the end of 2008
    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. 859 citations up to the end of 2008
  3. 740 citations up to the end of 2008
  4. 592 citations up to the end of 2008
  5. 583 citations up to the end of 2008
  6. 508 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  7. 486 citations up to the end of 2008
  8. 471 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  9. 432 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  10. 425 citations up to the end of 2008
  11. 423 citations up to the end of 2008
  12. 407 citations up to the end of 2008
  13. 403 citations up to the end of 2008
  14. 400 citations up to the end of 2008
  15. 376 citations up to the end of 2008
  16. 370 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  17. 354 citations up to the end of 2008
  18. 338 citations up to the end of 2008
  19. 322 citations up to the end of 2008
  20. 319 citations up to the end of 2008
  21. 318 citations up to the end of 2008
  22. 316 citations up to the end of 2008
  23. 315 citations up to the end of 2008
  24. 314 citations up to the end of 2008
  25. 313 citations up to the end of 2008
  26. 304 citations up to the end of 2008
  27. 297 citations up to the end of 2008
  28. 296 citations up to the end of 2008
  29. 296 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  30. 295 citations up to the end of 2008
  31. 295 citations up to the end of 2008
  32. 293 citations up to the end of 2008
  33. 287 citations up to the end of 2008
  34. 285 citations up to the end of 2008
  35. 281 citations up to the end of 2008
  36. 279 citations up to the end of 2008
  37. 277 citations up to the end of 2008
  38. 273 citations up to the end of 2008
  39. 265 citations up to the end of 2008
  40. 265 citations up to the end of 2008
  41. 261 citations up to the end of 2008
  42. 261 citations up to the end of 2008
  43. 254 citations up to the end of 2008
  44. 253 citations up to the end of 2008
  45. 247 citations up to the end of 2008
  46. 240 citations up to the end of 2008
  47. 235 citations up to the end of 2008
  48. 234 citations up to the end of 2008
  49. 234 citations up to the end of 2008
  50. 230 citations up to the end of 2008
  51. 223 citations up to the end of 2008
  52. 223 citations up to the end of 2008
  53. 221 citations up to the end of 2008
  54. 221 citations up to the end of 2008
  55. 217 citations up to the end of 2008
  56. 212 citations up to the end of 2008
  57. 211 citations up to the end of 2008
  58. 209 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  59. 209 citations up to the end of 2008
  60. 207 citations up to the end of 2008
  61. 205 citations up to the end of 2008
  62. 204 citations up to the end of 2008
  63. 203 citations up to the end of 2008
  64. 202 citations up to the end of 2008
  65. 200 citations up to the end of 2008
  66. 197 citations up to the end of 2008
  67. 197 citations up to the end of 2008
  68. 197 citations up to the end of 2008
  69. 197 citations up to the end of 2008
  70. 196 citations up to the end of 2008
  71. 195 citations up to the end of 2008
  72. 194 citations up to the end of 2008
  73. 194 citations up to the end of 2008
  74. 193 citations up to the end of 2008
  75. 193 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  76. 192 citations up to the end of 2008
  77. 192 citations up to the end of 2008
  78. 185 citations up to the end of 2008
  79. 185 citations up to the end of 2008
  80. 183 citations up to the end of 2008
  81. 183 citations up to the end of 2008
  82. 182 citations up to the end of 2008
    Lectures on loop quantum gravity
    Thomas Thiemann (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.). Oct 2002. 90 pp.
    Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 631 (2003) 41-135
    AEI-2002-087
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-45230-0_3
    Lectures given at Conference: C02-02-25.1, p.41-135 Proceedings
    e-Print: gr-qc/0210094 | PDF

  83. 180 citations up to the end of 2008
  84. 178 citations up to the end of 2008
  85. 176 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  86. 175 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  87. 174 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  88. 170 citations up to the end of 2008
  89. 170 citations up to the end of 2008
  90. 169 citations up to the end of 2008
  91. 168 citations up to the end of 2008
  92. 168 citations up to the end of 2008
  93. 167 citations up to the end of 2008
  94. 167 citations up to the end of 2008
  95. 166 citations up to the end of 2008
    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

  96. 166 citations up to the end of 2008
  97. 165 citations up to the end of 2008
  98. 164 citations up to the end of 2008
  99. 164 citations up to the end of 2008
  100. 162 citations up to the end of 2008