Top Cited Articles of All Time (2009 edition) in gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2009 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 2009 editions

2009 reports for eprints

  1. 981 citations up to the end of 2009
    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. 937 citations up to the end of 2009
  3. 792 citations up to the end of 2009
  4. 690 citations up to the end of 2009
  5. 637 citations up to the end of 2009
  6. 552 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  7. 546 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  8. 520 citations up to the end of 2009
  9. 511 citations up to the end of 2009
  10. 489 citations up to the end of 2009
  11. 486 citations up to the end of 2009
  12. 484 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  13. 481 citations up to the end of 2009
  14. 443 citations up to the end of 2009
  15. 425 citations up to the end of 2009
  16. 419 citations up to the end of 2009
    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. 395 citations up to the end of 2009
  18. 382 citations up to the end of 2009
  19. 372 citations up to the end of 2009
  20. 363 citations up to the end of 2009
  21. 361 citations up to the end of 2009
  22. 356 citations up to the end of 2009
  23. 348 citations up to the end of 2009
  24. 348 citations up to the end of 2009
  25. 347 citations up to the end of 2009
  26. 346 citations up to the end of 2009
  27. 339 citations up to the end of 2009
  28. 337 citations up to the end of 2009
  29. 335 citations up to the end of 2009
  30. 334 citations up to the end of 2009
  31. 331 citations up to the end of 2009
  32. 324 citations up to the end of 2009
  33. 320 citations up to the end of 2009
  34. 319 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  35. 314 citations up to the end of 2009
  36. 313 citations up to the end of 2009
  37. 307 citations up to the end of 2009
  38. 305 citations up to the end of 2009
  39. 304 citations up to the end of 2009
  40. 299 citations up to the end of 2009
  41. 295 citations up to the end of 2009
  42. 293 citations up to the end of 2009
  43. 285 citations up to the end of 2009
  44. 282 citations up to the end of 2009
  45. 278 citations up to the end of 2009
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  47. 274 citations up to the end of 2009
  48. 274 citations up to the end of 2009
  49. 263 citations up to the end of 2009
  50. 262 citations up to the end of 2009
  51. 262 citations up to the end of 2009
  52. 254 citations up to the end of 2009
  53. 253 citations up to the end of 2009
  54. 252 citations up to the end of 2009
  55. 248 citations up to the end of 2009
  56. 240 citations up to the end of 2009
  57. 238 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  58. 238 citations up to the end of 2009
  59. 237 citations up to the end of 2009
  60. 236 citations up to the end of 2009
  61. 232 citations up to the end of 2009
  62. 231 citations up to the end of 2009
  63. 231 citations up to the end of 2009
  64. 229 citations up to the end of 2009
  65. 224 citations up to the end of 2009
  66. 223 citations up to the end of 2009
  67. 221 citations up to the end of 2009
  68. 220 citations up to the end of 2009
  69. 219 citations up to the end of 2009
  70. 217 citations up to the end of 2009
  71. 216 citations up to the end of 2009
  72. 215 citations up to the end of 2009
  73. 214 citations up to the end of 2009
  74. 214 citations up to the end of 2009
  75. 213 citations up to the end of 2009
  76. 212 citations up to the end of 2009
  77. 212 citations up to the end of 2009
  78. 210 citations up to the end of 2009
  79. 210 citations up to the end of 2009
  80. 209 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  81. 208 citations up to the end of 2009
  82. 206 citations up to the end of 2009
  83. 205 citations up to the end of 2009
  84. 203 citations up to the end of 2009
  85. 201 citations up to the end of 2009
  86. 199 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  87. 198 citations up to the end of 2009
  88. 197 citations up to the end of 2009
  89. 196 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  90. 196 citations up to the end of 2009
  91. 196 citations up to the end of 2009
  92. 194 citations up to the end of 2009
  93. 192 citations up to the end of 2009
  94. 191 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  95. 190 citations up to the end of 2009
  96. 189 citations up to the end of 2009
  97. 189 citations up to the end of 2009
  98. 187 citations up to the end of 2009
    Selfinteraction correction to black hole radiance
    Per Kraus, Frank Wilczek (Princeton U.). Aug 1994. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B433 (1995) 403-420
    PUPT-1490, IASSNS-HEP-94-61
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)00411-7
    e-Print: gr-qc/9408003 | PDF

  99. 187 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  100. 185 citations up to the end of 2009