Top Cited Articles of All Time (2010 edition) in hep-th

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2010 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 2019-12-29. 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 2010 editions

2010 reports for eprints

  1. 7785 citations up to the end of 2010
  2. 5238 citations up to the end of 2010
  3. 4597 citations up to the end of 2010
  4. 4486 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 2978 citations up to the end of 2010
  6. 2705 citations up to the end of 2010
  7. 2278 citations up to the end of 2010
  8. 2194 citations up to the end of 2010
  9. 2058 citations up to the end of 2010
  10. 2009 citations up to the end of 2010
  11. 1833 citations up to the end of 2010
  12. 1659 citations up to the end of 2010
  13. 1613 citations up to the end of 2010
  14. 1611 citations up to the end of 2010
  15. 1605 citations up to the end of 2010
  16. 1480 citations up to the end of 2010
  17. 1460 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  18. 1403 citations up to the end of 2010
  19. 1396 citations up to the end of 2010
  20. 1379 citations up to the end of 2010
  21. 1348 citations up to the end of 2010
  22. 1333 citations up to the end of 2010
  23. 1317 citations up to the end of 2010
  24. 1266 citations up to the end of 2010
  25. 1254 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  26. 1243 citations up to the end of 2010
  27. 1211 citations up to the end of 2010
  28. 1187 citations up to the end of 2010
  29. 1184 citations up to the end of 2010
  30. 1103 citations up to the end of 2010
  31. 1100 citations up to the end of 2010
  32. 1091 citations up to the end of 2010
  33. 1071 citations up to the end of 2010
  34. 998 citations up to the end of 2010
  35. 924 citations up to the end of 2010
  36. 891 citations up to the end of 2010
  37. 881 citations up to the end of 2010
  38. 878 citations up to the end of 2010
  39. 868 citations up to the end of 2010
  40. 856 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  41. 849 citations up to the end of 2010
  42. 829 citations up to the end of 2010
  43. 822 citations up to the end of 2010
    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. 811 citations up to the end of 2010
  45. 804 citations up to the end of 2010
  46. 794 citations up to the end of 2010
  47. 778 citations up to the end of 2010
  48. 769 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  49. 736 citations up to the end of 2010
  50. 731 citations up to the end of 2010
  51. 728 citations up to the end of 2010
  52. 707 citations up to the end of 2010
  53. 707 citations up to the end of 2010
  54. 701 citations up to the end of 2010
  55. 695 citations up to the end of 2010
  56. 689 citations up to the end of 2010
  57. 688 citations up to the end of 2010
  58. 675 citations up to the end of 2010
  59. 666 citations up to the end of 2010
  60. 664 citations up to the end of 2010
  61. 659 citations up to the end of 2010
  62. 657 citations up to the end of 2010
  63. 652 citations up to the end of 2010
  64. 648 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  65. 644 citations up to the end of 2010
  66. 641 citations up to the end of 2010
  67. 641 citations up to the end of 2010
  68. 638 citations up to the end of 2010
  69. 638 citations up to the end of 2010
  70. 632 citations up to the end of 2010
  71. 624 citations up to the end of 2010
    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(01)00289-9, 10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00373-4
    e-Print: hep-th/9906070 | PDF

  72. 621 citations up to the end of 2010
  73. 619 citations up to the end of 2010
    Branes within branes
    Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway). Dec 1995. 10 pp.
    Published in NATO Sci.Ser.C 520 (1999) 267-275
    RU-95-92
    Prepared for Conference: C97-05-26.4 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9512077 | PDF

  74. 618 citations up to the end of 2010
    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

  75. 611 citations up to the end of 2010
  76. 604 citations up to the end of 2010
  77. 603 citations up to the end of 2010
  78. 593 citations up to the end of 2010
  79. 590 citations up to the end of 2010
  80. 590 citations up to the end of 2010
  81. 583 citations up to the end of 2010
  82. 583 citations up to the end of 2010
    Lectures on supersymmetric gauge theories and electric-magnetic duality
    Kenneth A. Intriligator, N. Seiberg (Rutgers U., Piscataway & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Mar 1995. 44 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 45BC (1996) 1-28, Subnucl.Ser. 34 (1997) 237-299
    RU-95-48, IASSNS-HEP-95-70
    DOI: 10.1016/0920-5632(95)00626-5
    Conference: C96-07-03, Conference: C95-03-27, Conference: C95-06-04.1, p.223-266, Conference: C95-06-12.1, p.25-65, Conference: C95-07-11.2, p.161-199, Conference: C96-03-18.1, p.157-183 Proceedings
    e-Print: hep-th/9509066 | PDF

  83. 581 citations up to the end of 2010
  84. 580 citations up to the end of 2010
  85. 577 citations up to the end of 2010
  86. 574 citations up to the end of 2010
  87. 574 citations up to the end of 2010
  88. 568 citations up to the end of 2010
  89. 566 citations up to the end of 2010
  90. 564 citations up to the end of 2010
  91. 563 citations up to the end of 2010
  92. 560 citations up to the end of 2010
  93. 558 citations up to the end of 2010
  94. 551 citations up to the end of 2010
  95. 549 citations up to the end of 2010
  96. 547 citations up to the end of 2010
  97. 541 citations up to the end of 2010
  98. 540 citations up to the end of 2010
  99. 538 citations up to the end of 2010
  100. 538 citations up to the end of 2010