Top Cited Articles of All Time (2009 edition) in hep-th

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

2009 reports for eprints

  1. 6888 citations up to the end of 2009
  2. 4640 citations up to the end of 2009
  3. 4169 citations up to the end of 2009
    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. 4092 citations up to the end of 2009
  5. 2760 citations up to the end of 2009
  6. 2436 citations up to the end of 2009
  7. 2174 citations up to the end of 2009
  8. 2082 citations up to the end of 2009
  9. 1969 citations up to the end of 2009
  10. 1943 citations up to the end of 2009
  11. 1767 citations up to the end of 2009
  12. 1574 citations up to the end of 2009
  13. 1497 citations up to the end of 2009
  14. 1441 citations up to the end of 2009
  15. 1426 citations up to the end of 2009
  16. 1420 citations up to the end of 2009
  17. 1342 citations up to the end of 2009
  18. 1275 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  19. 1243 citations up to the end of 2009
  20. 1233 citations up to the end of 2009
    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. 1190 citations up to the end of 2009
  22. 1184 citations up to the end of 2009
  23. 1183 citations up to the end of 2009
  24. 1163 citations up to the end of 2009
  25. 1116 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  26. 1109 citations up to the end of 2009
  27. 1077 citations up to the end of 2009
  28. 1075 citations up to the end of 2009
  29. 1064 citations up to the end of 2009
  30. 1058 citations up to the end of 2009
  31. 1036 citations up to the end of 2009
  32. 993 citations up to the end of 2009
  33. 980 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  34. 911 citations up to the end of 2009
  35. 852 citations up to the end of 2009
  36. 843 citations up to the end of 2009
  37. 838 citations up to the end of 2009
  38. 818 citations up to the end of 2009
  39. 811 citations up to the end of 2009
  40. 811 citations up to the end of 2009
  41. 802 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  42. 769 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  43. 739 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  44. 738 citations up to the end of 2009
  45. 714 citations up to the end of 2009
  46. 710 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  47. 703 citations up to the end of 2009
  48. 702 citations up to the end of 2009
  49. 676 citations up to the end of 2009
  50. 673 citations up to the end of 2009
  51. 663 citations up to the end of 2009
  52. 651 citations up to the end of 2009
  53. 651 citations up to the end of 2009
  54. 650 citations up to the end of 2009
  55. 645 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  56. 640 citations up to the end of 2009
  57. 640 citations up to the end of 2009
  58. 631 citations up to the end of 2009
  59. 622 citations up to the end of 2009
  60. 621 citations up to the end of 2009
  61. 610 citations up to the end of 2009
  62. 605 citations up to the end of 2009
  63. 601 citations up to the end of 2009
  64. 598 citations up to the end of 2009
  65. 592 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  66. 592 citations up to the end of 2009
  67. 589 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  68. 584 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  69. 583 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  70. 579 citations up to the end of 2009
  71. 574 citations up to the end of 2009
  72. 570 citations up to the end of 2009
  73. 563 citations up to the end of 2009
  74. 562 citations up to the end of 2009
  75. 558 citations up to the end of 2009
    A Stress tensor for Anti-de Sitter gravity
    Vijay Balasubramanian (Harvard U. & UC, Santa Barbara), Per Kraus (Chicago U., EFI). Feb 1999. 19 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 208 (1999) 413-428
    HUTP-99-A002, EFI-99-6, NSF-ITP-98-132
    DOI: 10.1007/s002200050764
    e-Print: hep-th/9902121 | PDF

  76. 553 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  77. 546 citations up to the end of 2009
  78. 546 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  79. 541 citations up to the end of 2009
  80. 539 citations up to the end of 2009
  81. 538 citations up to the end of 2009
  82. 536 citations up to the end of 2009
  83. 534 citations up to the end of 2009
  84. 528 citations up to the end of 2009
  85. 526 citations up to the end of 2009
  86. 524 citations up to the end of 2009
  87. 524 citations up to the end of 2009
  88. 521 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  89. 521 citations up to the end of 2009
  90. 521 citations up to the end of 2009
  91. 518 citations up to the end of 2009
  92. 514 citations up to the end of 2009
  93. 514 citations up to the end of 2009
  94. 513 citations up to the end of 2009
    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

  95. 513 citations up to the end of 2009
  96. 508 citations up to the end of 2009
  97. 508 citations up to the end of 2009
  98. 507 citations up to the end of 2009
  99. 507 citations up to the end of 2009
  100. 506 citations up to the end of 2009