Top Cited Articles of All Time (2013 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2013 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 2013 editions

2013 reports for eprints

  1. 10117 citations up to the end of 2013
  2. 6774 citations up to the end of 2013
  3. 5908 citations up to the end of 2013
  4. 5202 citations up to the end of 2013
    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. 3387 citations up to the end of 2013
  6. 3349 citations up to the end of 2013
  7. 2594 citations up to the end of 2013
  8. 2377 citations up to the end of 2013
  9. 2244 citations up to the end of 2013
  10. 2238 citations up to the end of 2013
  11. 2117 citations up to the end of 2013
  12. 2048 citations up to the end of 2013
  13. 2012 citations up to the end of 2013
  14. 1967 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  15. 1965 citations up to the end of 2013
  16. 1931 citations up to the end of 2013
  17. 1922 citations up to the end of 2013
  18. 1885 citations up to the end of 2013
  19. 1808 citations up to the end of 2013
    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. 1694 citations up to the end of 2013
  21. 1667 citations up to the end of 2013
  22. 1608 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  23. 1560 citations up to the end of 2013
  24. 1515 citations up to the end of 2013
  25. 1484 citations up to the end of 2013
  26. 1410 citations up to the end of 2013
  27. 1400 citations up to the end of 2013
  28. 1369 citations up to the end of 2013
  29. 1331 citations up to the end of 2013
  30. 1321 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  31. 1302 citations up to the end of 2013
  32. 1287 citations up to the end of 2013
  33. 1209 citations up to the end of 2013
  34. 1178 citations up to the end of 2013
  35. 1155 citations up to the end of 2013
  36. 1151 citations up to the end of 2013
  37. 1146 citations up to the end of 2013
  38. 1132 citations up to the end of 2013
  39. 1042 citations up to the end of 2013
    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. 1020 citations up to the end of 2013
    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. 989 citations up to the end of 2013
  42. 987 citations up to the end of 2013
  43. 986 citations up to the end of 2013
  44. 963 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  45. 948 citations up to the end of 2013
  46. 948 citations up to the end of 2013
  47. 932 citations up to the end of 2013
  48. 906 citations up to the end of 2013
  49. 905 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  50. 902 citations up to the end of 2013
  51. 901 citations up to the end of 2013
  52. 898 citations up to the end of 2013
  53. 897 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  54. 893 citations up to the end of 2013
  55. 892 citations up to the end of 2013
  56. 879 citations up to the end of 2013
  57. 872 citations up to the end of 2013
  58. 859 citations up to the end of 2013
  59. 848 citations up to the end of 2013
  60. 835 citations up to the end of 2013
  61. 827 citations up to the end of 2013
  62. 809 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  63. 808 citations up to the end of 2013
  64. 803 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  65. 802 citations up to the end of 2013
  66. 787 citations up to the end of 2013
  67. 784 citations up to the end of 2013
  68. 781 citations up to the end of 2013
  69. 771 citations up to the end of 2013
  70. 768 citations up to the end of 2013
  71. 761 citations up to the end of 2013
  72. 753 citations up to the end of 2013
  73. 749 citations up to the end of 2013
  74. 749 citations up to the end of 2013
  75. 745 citations up to the end of 2013
  76. 740 citations up to the end of 2013
  77. 732 citations up to the end of 2013
  78. 728 citations up to the end of 2013
  79. 719 citations up to the end of 2013
  80. 717 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  81. 704 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  82. 701 citations up to the end of 2013
  83. 698 citations up to the end of 2013
  84. 695 citations up to the end of 2013
  85. 690 citations up to the end of 2013
  86. 689 citations up to the end of 2013
  87. 686 citations up to the end of 2013
  88. 684 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  89. 681 citations up to the end of 2013
  90. 679 citations up to the end of 2013
  91. 676 citations up to the end of 2013
  92. 675 citations up to the end of 2013
    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

  93. 673 citations up to the end of 2013
  94. 670 citations up to the end of 2013
  95. 666 citations up to the end of 2013
  96. 662 citations up to the end of 2013
    DBI in the sky
    Mohsen Alishahiha (IPM, Tehran), Eva Silverstein (SLAC & Stanford U., Phys. Dept.), David Tong (MIT, LNS & SLAC & Stanford U., Phys. Dept.). Apr 2004. 31 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D70 (2004) 123505
    SLAC-PUB-10406, IPM-P-2004-016, MIT-CTP-3488, SU-ITP-4-15
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.70.123505
    e-Print: hep-th/0404084 | PDF

  97. 656 citations up to the end of 2013
  98. 653 citations up to the end of 2013
  99. 650 citations up to the end of 2013
  100. 645 citations up to the end of 2013
    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