Top Cited Articles of All Time (2010 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 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 2010 editions

2010 reports for eprints

  1. 7737 citations up to the end of 2010
  2. 5209 citations up to the end of 2010
  3. 4576 citations up to the end of 2010
  4. 4450 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  5. 2962 citations up to the end of 2010
  6. 2686 citations up to the end of 2010
  7. 2265 citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 2164 citations up to the end of 2010
  9. 2040 citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 1997 citations up to the end of 2010
  11. 1813 citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 1651 citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 1601 citations up to the end of 2010
  14. 1599 citations up to the end of 2010
  15. 1592 citations up to the end of 2010
  16. 1472 citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 1457 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  18. 1394 citations up to the end of 2010
  19. 1391 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  20. 1371 citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 1346 citations up to the end of 2010
  22. 1324 citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 1314 citations up to the end of 2010
  24. 1265 citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 1248 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 1235 citations up to the end of 2010
  27. 1202 citations up to the end of 2010
  28. 1182 citations up to the end of 2010
  29. 1178 citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 1096 citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 1094 citations up to the end of 2010
  32. 1081 citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 1060 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 992 citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 922 citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 888 citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 878 citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 873 citations up to the end of 2010
  39. 863 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 853 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  41. 842 citations up to the end of 2010
  42. 827 citations up to the end of 2010
  43. 818 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  44. 805 citations up to the end of 2010
  45. 802 citations up to the end of 2010
  46. 786 citations up to the end of 2010
  47. 769 citations up to the end of 2010
  48. 764 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  49. 732 citations up to the end of 2010
  50. 729 citations up to the end of 2010
  51. 722 citations up to the end of 2010
  52. 705 citations up to the end of 2010
  53. 699 citations up to the end of 2010
  54. 696 citations up to the end of 2010
  55. 693 citations up to the end of 2010
  56. 685 citations up to the end of 2010
  57. 682 citations up to the end of 2010
  58. 664 citations up to the end of 2010
  59. 662 citations up to the end of 2010
  60. 659 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  61. 658 citations up to the end of 2010
  62. 651 citations up to the end of 2010
  63. 650 citations up to the end of 2010
  64. 645 citations up to the end of 2010
  65. 644 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  66. 636 citations up to the end of 2010
  67. 636 citations up to the end of 2010
  68. 635 citations up to the end of 2010
  69. 634 citations up to the end of 2010
  70. 632 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  71. 620 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  72. 616 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 616 citations up to the end of 2010
  74. 615 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  75. 608 citations up to the end of 2010
  76. 604 citations up to the end of 2010
  77. 596 citations up to the end of 2010
  78. 588 citations up to the end of 2010
  79. 586 citations up to the end of 2010
  80. 586 citations up to the end of 2010
  81. 579 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  82. 578 citations up to the end of 2010
  83. 576 citations up to the end of 2010
  84. 572 citations up to the end of 2010
  85. 572 citations up to the end of 2010
  86. 571 citations up to the end of 2010
  87. 569 citations up to the end of 2010
  88. 562 citations up to the end of 2010
  89. 562 citations up to the end of 2010
    Hawking radiation as tunneling
    Maulik K. Parikh (Princeton U. & Utrecht U.), Frank Wilczek (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Jul 1999. 8 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 85 (2000) 5042-5045
    PUPT-1775, SPIN-1998-12, IASSNS-HEP-98-22, SPIN-1998-12-AND-IASSNS-HEP-98-22
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.5042
    e-Print: hep-th/9907001 | PDF

  90. 561 citations up to the end of 2010
  91. 559 citations up to the end of 2010
  92. 559 citations up to the end of 2010
  93. 557 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  94. 548 citations up to the end of 2010
  95. 544 citations up to the end of 2010
  96. 544 citations up to the end of 2010
  97. 537 citations up to the end of 2010
  98. 536 citations up to the end of 2010
  99. 533 citations up to the end of 2010
  100. 531 citations up to the end of 2010