Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2016 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 2016 editions

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 2377 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  2. 2375 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  3. 2124 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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. 1329 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  5. 1145 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  6. 1109 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  7. 1078 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  8. 989 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  9. 954 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  10. 947 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  11. 923 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  12. 915 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  13. 912 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  14. 897 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  15. 884 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  16. 853 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  17. 810 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  18. 788 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  19. 786 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  20. 784 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  21. 760 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  22. 728 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  23. 728 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  24. 704 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  25. 704 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  26. 691 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  27. 690 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  28. 688 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  29. 648 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  30. 645 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  31. 645 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  32. 644 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  33. 637 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  34. 632 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  35. 627 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  36. 613 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  37. 610 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  38. 590 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  39. 582 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  40. 581 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  41. 573 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  42. 568 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  43. 555 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  44. 555 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  45. 553 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  46. 552 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  47. 534 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  48. 531 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  49. 531 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  50. 530 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  51. 529 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  52. 528 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  53. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  54. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  55. 522 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  56. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  57. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  58. 505 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  59. 503 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  60. 502 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  61. 500 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  62. 495 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  63. 494 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  64. 490 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  65. 487 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  66. 487 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  67. 486 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  68. 484 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  69. 480 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  70. 476 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  71. 475 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  72. 466 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  73. 465 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  74. 462 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  75. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  76. 460 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  77. 453 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  78. 442 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  79. 441 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  80. 437 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  81. 436 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  82. 427 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  83. 425 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  84. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  85. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  86. 422 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  87. 422 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  88. 416 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  89. 416 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  90. 407 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  91. 405 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  92. 405 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  93. 403 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  94. 400 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  95. 398 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  96. 398 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  97. 397 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  98. 395 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  99. 394 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  100. 391 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016