Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) in hep-th

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

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 12598 citations up to the end of 2016
  2. 8264 citations up to the end of 2016
  3. 7135 citations up to the end of 2016
  4. 5896 citations 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

  5. 4010 citations up to the end of 2016
  6. 3754 citations up to the end of 2016
  7. 3159 citations up to the end of 2016
  8. 2886 citations up to the end of 2016
  9. 2592 citations up to the end of 2016
  10. 2528 citations up to the end of 2016
  11. 2453 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  12. 2428 citations up to the end of 2016
  13. 2386 citations up to the end of 2016
  14. 2379 citations up to the end of 2016
  15. 2279 citations 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

  16. 2256 citations up to the end of 2016
  17. 2226 citations up to the end of 2016
  18. 2135 citations up to the end of 2016
  19. 2132 citations up to the end of 2016
  20. 2121 citations up to the end of 2016
  21. 2099 citations up to the end of 2016
  22. 1894 citations 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

  23. 1789 citations up to the end of 2016
  24. 1642 citations up to the end of 2016
  25. 1634 citations up to the end of 2016
  26. 1630 citations up to the end of 2016
  27. 1622 citations up to the end of 2016
  28. 1619 citations up to the end of 2016
  29. 1611 citations up to the end of 2016
  30. 1577 citations up to the end of 2016
    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. 1568 citations up to the end of 2016
  32. 1519 citations up to the end of 2016
  33. 1468 citations up to the end of 2016
  34. 1433 citations up to the end of 2016
  35. 1400 citations up to the end of 2016
  36. 1398 citations up to the end of 2016
  37. 1393 citations up to the end of 2016
  38. 1226 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  39. 1205 citations up to the end of 2016
  40. 1194 citations up to the end of 2016
  41. 1193 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  42. 1183 citations up to the end of 2016
  43. 1175 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  44. 1170 citations up to the end of 2016
  45. 1157 citations up to the end of 2016
  46. 1157 citations up to the end of 2016
  47. 1149 citations up to the end of 2016
  48. 1134 citations up to the end of 2016
  49. 1132 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  50. 1092 citations up to the end of 2016
  51. 1090 citations up to the end of 2016
  52. 1077 citations up to the end of 2016
  53. 1074 citations up to the end of 2016
  54. 1069 citations up to the end of 2016
  55. 1065 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  56. 1059 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  57. 1043 citations up to the end of 2016
  58. 1039 citations up to the end of 2016
  59. 1008 citations up to the end of 2016
  60. 1008 citations up to the end of 2016
  61. 998 citations up to the end of 2016
  62. 996 citations up to the end of 2016
  63. 976 citations up to the end of 2016
  64. 973 citations up to the end of 2016
  65. 973 citations up to the end of 2016
  66. 966 citations up to the end of 2016
  67. 955 citations up to the end of 2016
  68. 954 citations up to the end of 2016
  69. 952 citations up to the end of 2016
  70. 934 citations up to the end of 2016
  71. 929 citations up to the end of 2016
  72. 922 citations up to the end of 2016
  73. 922 citations up to the end of 2016
  74. 914 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  75. 898 citations up to the end of 2016
  76. 895 citations up to the end of 2016
  77. 893 citations up to the end of 2016
  78. 893 citations up to the end of 2016
  79. 885 citations up to the end of 2016
  80. 885 citations up to the end of 2016
  81. 877 citations up to the end of 2016
  82. 874 citations up to the end of 2016
  83. 871 citations up to the end of 2016
  84. 857 citations up to the end of 2016
  85. 852 citations up to the end of 2016
  86. 851 citations up to the end of 2016
  87. 849 citations up to the end of 2016
  88. 843 citations up to the end of 2016
  89. 842 citations up to the end of 2016
  90. 840 citations up to the end of 2016
  91. 838 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  92. 817 citations up to the end of 2016
  93. 817 citations up to the end of 2016
  94. 813 citations up to the end of 2016
  95. 812 citations up to the end of 2016
  96. 801 citations up to the end of 2016
    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. 795 citations up to the end of 2016
  98. 792 citations up to the end of 2016
  99. 791 citations up to the end of 2016
    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

  100. 789 citations up to the end of 2016