Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2015 edition) cited by papers in the gr-qc 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 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 2138 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  2. 2128 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  3. 1957 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02345020

  4. 1209 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  5. 1026 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  6. 1008 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  7. 998 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  8. 897 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    A Large mass hierarchy from a small extra dimension
    Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.). May 1999. 9 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev.Lett. 83 (1999) 3370-3373
    MIT-CTP-2860, PUPT-1860, BUHEP-99-9
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.3370
    e-Print: hep-ph/9905221 | PDF

  9. 885 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  10. 857 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  11. 834 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  12. 815 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  13. 813 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  14. 802 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  15. 796 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  16. 746 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  17. 739 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  18. 737 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  19. 713 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  20. 706 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  21. 688 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Singular hypersurfaces and thin shells in general relativity
    W. Israel (Alberta U.). 1966.
    Published in Nuovo Cim. B44S10 (1966) 1, Nuovo Cim. B44 (1966) 1, Erratum: Nuovo Cim. B48 (1967) 463
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02712210, 10.1007/BF02710419

  22. 680 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  23. 671 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  24. 657 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  25. 647 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  26. 645 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  27. 640 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  28. 639 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  29. 602 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  30. 599 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  31. 592 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  32. 589 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  33. 583 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  34. 582 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  35. 565 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  36. 559 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  37. 557 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  38. 546 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  39. 533 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  40. 530 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  41. 528 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Discreteness of area and volume in quantum gravity
    Carlo Rovelli (Pittsburgh U.), Lee Smolin (Penn State U.). Nov 1994. 36 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B442 (1995) 593-622, Erratum: Nucl.Phys. B456 (1995) 753-754
    CGPG-94-11-1
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00150-Q, 10.1016/0550-3213(95)00550-5
    e-Print: gr-qc/9411005 | PDF

  42. 528 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  43. 526 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    f(R) theories
    Antonio De Felice, Shinji Tsujikawa. Feb 2010. 136 pp.
    Published in Living Rev.Rel. 13 (2010) 3
    DOI: 10.12942/lrr-2010-3
    e-Print: arXiv:1002.4928 [gr-qc] | PDF

  44. 525 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  45. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  46. 518 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  47. 507 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  48. 506 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  49. 504 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  50. 499 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  51. 490 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  52. 488 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  53. 487 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  54. 475 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  55. 471 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  56. 471 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  57. 467 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  58. 466 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  59. 462 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  60. 460 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  61. 459 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  62. 457 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  63. 448 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Gravitational collapse: The role of general relativity
    R. Penrose (Birkbeck Coll.). 1969. 25 pp.
    Published in Riv.Nuovo Cim. 1 (1969) 252-276, Gen.Rel.Grav. 34 (2002) 1141-1165

  64. 446 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  65. 440 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  66. 439 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  67. 434 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  68. 425 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  69. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  70. 423 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  71. 422 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  72. 421 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  73. 419 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  74. 416 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Quantum spin dynamics (QSD)
    T. Thiemann (Harvard U.). Jun 1996. 33 pp.
    Published in Class.Quant.Grav. 15 (1998) 839-873
    HUTMP-96-B-351A
    DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/15/4/011
    e-Print: gr-qc/9606089 | PDF

  75. 415 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  76. 413 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Planck 2013 results. XVI. Cosmological parameters
    Planck Collaboration (P.A.R. Ade (Cardiff U.) et al.). Mar 20, 2013. 66 pp.
    Published in Astron.Astrophys. 571 (2014) A16
    CERN-PH-TH-2013-129
    DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321591
    e-Print: arXiv:1303.5076 [astro-ph.CO] | PDF

  77. 409 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Black Holes in Higher Dimensional Space-Times
    Robert C. Myers, M.J. Perry (Princeton U.). Jan 1986. 56 pp.
    Published in Annals Phys. 172 (1986) 304
    PRINT-86-0067 (PRINCETON)
    DOI: 10.1016/0003-4916(86)90186-7

  78. 402 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  79. 400 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  80. 400 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  81. 390 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  82. 388 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  83. 387 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Black hole entropy is the Noether charge
    Robert M. Wald (Chicago U., EFI & Chicago U.). Aug 5, 1993. 16 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D48 (1993) no.8, R3427-R3431
    EFI-93-42
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.48.R3427
    e-Print: gr-qc/9307038 | PDF

  84. 386 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  85. 386 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  86. 384 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  87. 382 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  88. 379 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  89. 374 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  90. 374 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  91. 371 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  92. 368 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  93. 366 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  94. 364 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  95. 363 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  96. 362 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  97. 362 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  98. 360 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  99. 357 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  100. 355 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015