Top Cited Articles of All Time (2012 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2012 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 2012 editions

2012 reports for eprints

  1. 9352 citations up to the end of 2012
  2. 6252 citations up to the end of 2012
  3. 5465 citations up to the end of 2012
  4. 4981 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 3232 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 3150 citations up to the end of 2012
  7. 2486 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 2296 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 2176 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 2081 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 1954 citations up to the end of 2012
  12. 1918 citations up to the end of 2012
  13. 1907 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 1897 citations up to the end of 2012
  15. 1821 citations up to the end of 2012
  16. 1813 citations up to the end of 2012
  17. 1772 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 1757 citations up to the end of 2012
  19. 1661 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 1565 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 1536 citations up to the end of 2012
  22. 1532 citations up to the end of 2012
  23. 1477 citations up to the end of 2012
  24. 1473 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  25. 1443 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 1343 citations up to the end of 2012
  27. 1333 citations up to the end of 2012
  28. 1324 citations up to the end of 2012
  29. 1267 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 1254 citations up to the end of 2012
  31. 1241 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 1139 citations up to the end of 2012
  33. 1135 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 1130 citations up to the end of 2012
  35. 1125 citations up to the end of 2012
  36. 1091 citations up to the end of 2012
  37. 982 citations up to the end of 2012
  38. 974 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  39. 972 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 971 citations up to the end of 2012
  41. 959 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 955 citations up to the end of 2012
  43. 924 citations up to the end of 2012
    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. 924 citations up to the end of 2012
  45. 921 citations up to the end of 2012
  46. 901 citations up to the end of 2012
  47. 901 citations up to the end of 2012
  48. 859 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 848 citations up to the end of 2012
  50. 845 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  51. 839 citations up to the end of 2012
  52. 830 citations up to the end of 2012
  53. 825 citations up to the end of 2012
  54. 823 citations up to the end of 2012
  55. 808 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  56. 808 citations up to the end of 2012
  57. 804 citations up to the end of 2012
  58. 804 citations up to the end of 2012
  59. 783 citations up to the end of 2012
  60. 773 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 767 citations up to the end of 2012
  62. 767 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 766 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  64. 758 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 757 citations up to the end of 2012
  66. 756 citations up to the end of 2012
  67. 738 citations up to the end of 2012
  68. 732 citations up to the end of 2012
  69. 726 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 718 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  71. 709 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 706 citations up to the end of 2012
  73. 706 citations up to the end of 2012
  74. 705 citations up to the end of 2012
  75. 698 citations up to the end of 2012
  76. 689 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  77. 689 citations up to the end of 2012
  78. 681 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  79. 670 citations up to the end of 2012
  80. 666 citations up to the end of 2012
  81. 665 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  82. 662 citations up to the end of 2012
  83. 657 citations up to the end of 2012
  84. 653 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  85. 653 citations up to the end of 2012
  86. 653 citations up to the end of 2012
  87. 647 citations up to the end of 2012
  88. 646 citations up to the end of 2012
  89. 643 citations up to the end of 2012
  90. 637 citations up to the end of 2012
  91. 631 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 626 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  93. 623 citations up to the end of 2012
  94. 613 citations up to the end of 2012
  95. 611 citations up to the end of 2012
  96. 610 citations up to the end of 2012
  97. 610 citations up to the end of 2012
  98. 609 citations up to the end of 2012
  99. 609 citations up to the end of 2012
  100. 607 citations up to the end of 2012