Top Cited Articles of All Time (2011 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2011 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 2011 editions

2011 reports for eprints

  1. 8572 citations up to the end of 2011
  2. 5746 citations up to the end of 2011
  3. 5044 citations up to the end of 2011
  4. 4723 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 3120 citations up to the end of 2011
  6. 2918 citations up to the end of 2011
  7. 2378 citations up to the end of 2011
  8. 2225 citations up to the end of 2011
  9. 2118 citations up to the end of 2011
  10. 2045 citations up to the end of 2011
  11. 1861 citations up to the end of 2011
  12. 1766 citations up to the end of 2011
  13. 1749 citations up to the end of 2011
  14. 1735 citations up to the end of 2011
  15. 1707 citations up to the end of 2011
  16. 1650 citations up to the end of 2011
  17. 1604 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 1568 citations up to the end of 2011
  19. 1527 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 1511 citations up to the end of 2011
  21. 1439 citations up to the end of 2011
  22. 1422 citations up to the end of 2011
  23. 1419 citations up to the end of 2011
  24. 1380 citations up to the end of 2011
  25. 1358 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 1274 citations up to the end of 2011
  27. 1263 citations up to the end of 2011
  28. 1263 citations up to the end of 2011
  29. 1236 citations up to the end of 2011
  30. 1183 citations up to the end of 2011
  31. 1152 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  32. 1119 citations up to the end of 2011
  33. 1109 citations up to the end of 2011
  34. 1073 citations up to the end of 2011
  35. 998 citations up to the end of 2011
  36. 978 citations up to the end of 2011
  37. 925 citations up to the end of 2011
  38. 923 citations up to the end of 2011
  39. 918 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  40. 915 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  41. 896 citations up to the end of 2011
  42. 877 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 868 citations up to the end of 2011
  44. 860 citations up to the end of 2011
  45. 849 citations up to the end of 2011
  46. 844 citations up to the end of 2011
  47. 820 citations up to the end of 2011
  48. 807 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 806 citations up to the end of 2011
  50. 781 citations up to the end of 2011
  51. 780 citations up to the end of 2011
  52. 766 citations up to the end of 2011
  53. 756 citations up to the end of 2011
  54. 750 citations up to the end of 2011
  55. 750 citations up to the end of 2011
  56. 747 citations up to the end of 2011
  57. 746 citations up to the end of 2011
  58. 738 citations up to the end of 2011
  59. 732 citations up to the end of 2011
  60. 726 citations up to the end of 2011
  61. 723 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  62. 718 citations up to the end of 2011
  63. 714 citations up to the end of 2011
  64. 712 citations up to the end of 2011
  65. 703 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 699 citations up to the end of 2011
  67. 687 citations up to the end of 2011
  68. 683 citations up to the end of 2011
  69. 680 citations up to the end of 2011
  70. 674 citations up to the end of 2011
  71. 673 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  72. 657 citations up to the end of 2011
  73. 654 citations up to the end of 2011
  74. 653 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  75. 650 citations up to the end of 2011
  76. 650 citations up to the end of 2011
  77. 650 citations up to the end of 2011
  78. 646 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  79. 643 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  80. 635 citations up to the end of 2011
    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

  81. 632 citations up to the end of 2011
  82. 627 citations up to the end of 2011
  83. 624 citations up to the end of 2011
  84. 617 citations up to the end of 2011
  85. 613 citations up to the end of 2011
  86. 610 citations up to the end of 2011
  87. 609 citations up to the end of 2011
    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. 600 citations up to the end of 2011
  89. 596 citations up to the end of 2011
  90. 585 citations up to the end of 2011
  91. 585 citations up to the end of 2011
  92. 585 citations up to the end of 2011
  93. 584 citations up to the end of 2011
  94. 581 citations up to the end of 2011
  95. 580 citations up to the end of 2011
  96. 578 citations up to the end of 2011
  97. 577 citations up to the end of 2011
  98. 572 citations up to the end of 2011
  99. 571 citations up to the end of 2011
  100. 570 citations up to the end of 2011