Top Cited Articles of All Time (2014 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2014 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 2014 editions

2014 reports for eprints

  1. 10910 citations up to the end of 2014
  2. 7261 citations up to the end of 2014
  3. 6319 citations up to the end of 2014
  4. 5443 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 3583 citations up to the end of 2014
  6. 3504 citations up to the end of 2014
  7. 2699 citations up to the end of 2014
  8. 2572 citations up to the end of 2014
  9. 2457 citations up to the end of 2014
  10. 2304 citations up to the end of 2014
  11. 2203 citations up to the end of 2014
  12. 2152 citations up to the end of 2014
  13. 2141 citations up to the end of 2014
  14. 2104 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 2074 citations up to the end of 2014
  16. 2032 citations up to the end of 2014
  17. 2010 citations up to the end of 2014
  18. 1965 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  19. 1953 citations up to the end of 2014
  20. 1841 citations up to the end of 2014
  21. 1834 citations up to the end of 2014
  22. 1714 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 1587 citations up to the end of 2014
  24. 1557 citations up to the end of 2014
  25. 1546 citations up to the end of 2014
  26. 1495 citations up to the end of 2014
  27. 1476 citations up to the end of 2014
  28. 1458 citations up to the end of 2014
  29. 1411 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  30. 1399 citations up to the end of 2014
  31. 1395 citations up to the end of 2014
  32. 1339 citations up to the end of 2014
  33. 1335 citations up to the end of 2014
  34. 1294 citations up to the end of 2014
  35. 1269 citations up to the end of 2014
  36. 1265 citations up to the end of 2014
  37. 1168 citations up to the end of 2014
  38. 1139 citations up to the end of 2014
  39. 1120 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 1085 citations up to the end of 2014
  41. 1074 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 1043 citations up to the end of 2014
  43. 1026 citations up to the end of 2014
    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. 1024 citations up to the end of 2014
  45. 1017 citations up to the end of 2014
  46. 1009 citations up to the end of 2014
  47. 1008 citations up to the end of 2014
  48. 1003 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  49. 1001 citations up to the end of 2014
  50. 978 citations up to the end of 2014
  51. 972 citations up to the end of 2014
  52. 971 citations up to the end of 2014
  53. 963 citations up to the end of 2014
  54. 952 citations up to the end of 2014
  55. 949 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  56. 932 citations up to the end of 2014
  57. 920 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  58. 912 citations up to the end of 2014
  59. 899 citations up to the end of 2014
  60. 893 citations up to the end of 2014
  61. 892 citations up to the end of 2014
  62. 871 citations up to the end of 2014
  63. 854 citations up to the end of 2014
  64. 849 citations up to the end of 2014
  65. 842 citations up to the end of 2014
  66. 839 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  67. 830 citations up to the end of 2014
  68. 829 citations up to the end of 2014
  69. 821 citations up to the end of 2014
  70. 814 citations up to the end of 2014
  71. 806 citations up to the end of 2014
  72. 800 citations up to the end of 2014
  73. 795 citations up to the end of 2014
  74. 793 citations up to the end of 2014
  75. 790 citations up to the end of 2014
  76. 786 citations up to the end of 2014
  77. 783 citations up to the end of 2014
  78. 770 citations up to the end of 2014
  79. 769 citations up to the end of 2014
  80. 767 citations up to the end of 2014
  81. 767 citations up to the end of 2014
  82. 765 citations up to the end of 2014
  83. 757 citations up to the end of 2014
  84. 756 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  85. 756 citations up to the end of 2014
  86. 746 citations up to the end of 2014
  87. 744 citations up to the end of 2014
  88. 718 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  89. 714 citations up to the end of 2014
  90. 713 citations up to the end of 2014
  91. 713 citations up to the end of 2014
  92. 710 citations up to the end of 2014
  93. 709 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  94. 708 citations up to the end of 2014
  95. 707 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  96. 700 citations up to the end of 2014
  97. 696 citations up to the end of 2014
  98. 690 citations up to the end of 2014
  99. 689 citations up to the end of 2014
    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

  100. 683 citations up to the end of 2014
    The Holographic principle
    Raphael Bousso (Santa Barbara, KITP). Mar 2002. 51 pp.
    Published in Rev.Mod.Phys. 74 (2002) 825-874
    NSF-ITP-02-17
    DOI: 10.1103/RevModPhys.74.825
    e-Print: hep-th/0203101 | PDF