Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2015 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 2015 editions

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 11740 citations up to the end of 2015
  2. 7746 citations up to the end of 2015
  3. 6715 citations up to the end of 2015
  4. 5692 citations 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

  5. 3804 citations up to the end of 2015
  6. 3635 citations up to the end of 2015
  7. 2868 citations up to the end of 2015
  8. 2793 citations up to the end of 2015
  9. 2525 citations up to the end of 2015
  10. 2369 citations up to the end of 2015
  11. 2363 citations up to the end of 2015
  12. 2284 citations up to the end of 2015
  13. 2265 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  14. 2232 citations up to the end of 2015
  15. 2196 citations up to the end of 2015
  16. 2144 citations up to the end of 2015
  17. 2113 citations 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

  18. 2064 citations up to the end of 2015
  19. 2017 citations up to the end of 2015
  20. 1980 citations up to the end of 2015
  21. 1978 citations up to the end of 2015
  22. 1809 citations 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

  23. 1640 citations up to the end of 2015
  24. 1614 citations up to the end of 2015
  25. 1592 citations up to the end of 2015
  26. 1590 citations up to the end of 2015
  27. 1562 citations up to the end of 2015
  28. 1556 citations up to the end of 2015
  29. 1513 citations up to the end of 2015
    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. 1473 citations up to the end of 2015
  31. 1464 citations up to the end of 2015
  32. 1442 citations up to the end of 2015
  33. 1437 citations up to the end of 2015
  34. 1364 citations up to the end of 2015
  35. 1345 citations up to the end of 2015
  36. 1325 citations up to the end of 2015
  37. 1250 citations up to the end of 2015
  38. 1183 citations up to the end of 2015
  39. 1171 citations up to the end of 2015
    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. 1148 citations up to the end of 2015
  41. 1122 citations up to the end of 2015
    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. 1107 citations up to the end of 2015
  43. 1104 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  44. 1095 citations up to the end of 2015
  45. 1092 citations up to the end of 2015
  46. 1080 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  47. 1075 citations up to the end of 2015
  48. 1066 citations up to the end of 2015
  49. 1063 citations up to the end of 2015
  50. 1056 citations up to the end of 2015
  51. 1054 citations up to the end of 2015
  52. 1015 citations up to the end of 2015
  53. 1008 citations up to the end of 2015
    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. 1001 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  55. 985 citations up to the end of 2015
  56. 982 citations up to the end of 2015
  57. 979 citations up to the end of 2015
  58. 979 citations up to the end of 2015
  59. 974 citations up to the end of 2015
  60. 939 citations up to the end of 2015
  61. 931 citations up to the end of 2015
  62. 914 citations up to the end of 2015
  63. 912 citations up to the end of 2015
  64. 907 citations up to the end of 2015
  65. 907 citations up to the end of 2015
  66. 906 citations up to the end of 2015
  67. 904 citations up to the end of 2015
  68. 883 citations up to the end of 2015
  69. 881 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  70. 870 citations up to the end of 2015
  71. 867 citations up to the end of 2015
  72. 863 citations up to the end of 2015
  73. 855 citations up to the end of 2015
  74. 852 citations up to the end of 2015
  75. 847 citations up to the end of 2015
  76. 847 citations up to the end of 2015
  77. 844 citations up to the end of 2015
  78. 841 citations up to the end of 2015
  79. 831 citations up to the end of 2015
  80. 822 citations up to the end of 2015
  81. 818 citations up to the end of 2015
  82. 817 citations up to the end of 2015
  83. 808 citations up to the end of 2015
  84. 808 citations up to the end of 2015
  85. 807 citations up to the end of 2015
  86. 801 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  87. 793 citations up to the end of 2015
  88. 792 citations up to the end of 2015
  89. 791 citations up to the end of 2015
  90. 764 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  91. 762 citations up to the end of 2015
  92. 760 citations up to the end of 2015
  93. 756 citations up to the end of 2015
  94. 752 citations up to the end of 2015
  95. 751 citations up to the end of 2015
  96. 750 citations up to the end of 2015
  97. 743 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  98. 743 citations up to the end of 2015
  99. 741 citations up to the end of 2015
  100. 736 citations up to the end of 2015