Top Cited Articles of All Time (2012 edition) in gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2012 edition) 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 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 2012 editions

2012 reports for eprints

  1. 1377 citations up to the end of 2012
    Dimensional reduction in quantum gravity
    Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht U.). Oct 25, 1993. 15 pp.
    Published in Conf.Proc. C930308 (1993) 284-296
    THU-93-26
    Conference: C93-03-08
    e-Print: gr-qc/9310026 | PDF

  2. 1084 citations up to the end of 2012
  3. 1015 citations up to the end of 2012
  4. 963 citations up to the end of 2012
  5. 821 citations up to the end of 2012
  6. 818 citations up to the end of 2012
  7. 808 citations up to the end of 2012
  8. 803 citations up to the end of 2012
  9. 773 citations up to the end of 2012
  10. 698 citations up to the end of 2012
  11. 677 citations up to the end of 2012
  12. 666 citations up to the end of 2012
  13. 644 citations up to the end of 2012
  14. 619 citations up to the end of 2012
    Exponential potentials and cosmological scaling solutions
    Edmund J. Copeland, Andrew R Liddle (Sussex U.), David Wands (Portsmouth U.). Nov 1997. 6 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D57 (1998) 4686-4690
    SUSX-TH-97-022, SUSSEX-AST-97-11-1, PU-RCG-97-20
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.57.4686
    e-Print: gr-qc/9711068 | PDF

  15. 604 citations up to the end of 2012
  16. 602 citations up to the end of 2012
  17. 602 citations up to the end of 2012
  18. 599 citations up to the end of 2012
  19. 572 citations up to the end of 2012
  20. 565 citations up to the end of 2012
  21. 561 citations up to the end of 2012
    Quantum gravity and minimum length
    Luis J. Garay (Imperial Coll., London). Mar 1994. 22 pp.
    Published in Int.J.Mod.Phys. A10 (1995) 145-166
    IMPERIAL-TP-93-94-20
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217751X95000085
    e-Print: gr-qc/9403008 | PDF

  22. 559 citations up to the end of 2012
  23. 543 citations up to the end of 2012
  24. 517 citations up to the end of 2012
  25. 488 citations up to the end of 2012
  26. 479 citations up to the end of 2012
  27. 470 citations up to the end of 2012
  28. 466 citations up to the end of 2012
  29. 461 citations up to the end of 2012
  30. 452 citations up to the end of 2012
  31. 448 citations up to the end of 2012
  32. 431 citations up to the end of 2012
  33. 427 citations up to the end of 2012
  34. 426 citations up to the end of 2012
  35. 418 citations up to the end of 2012
  36. 412 citations up to the end of 2012
    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

  37. 407 citations up to the end of 2012
  38. 399 citations up to the end of 2012
  39. 398 citations up to the end of 2012
  40. 397 citations up to the end of 2012
  41. 394 citations up to the end of 2012
  42. 387 citations up to the end of 2012
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  44. 381 citations up to the end of 2012
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  47. 365 citations up to the end of 2012
  48. 361 citations up to the end of 2012
  49. 360 citations up to the end of 2012
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  51. 356 citations up to the end of 2012
  52. 353 citations up to the end of 2012
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  54. 349 citations up to the end of 2012
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  58. 341 citations up to the end of 2012
  59. 339 citations up to the end of 2012
  60. 339 citations up to the end of 2012
  61. 338 citations up to the end of 2012
  62. 338 citations up to the end of 2012
  63. 330 citations up to the end of 2012
    On black hole entropy
    Ted Jacobson, Gungwon Kang (Santa Barbara, KITP & Maryland U.), Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.). Dec 21, 1993. 22 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D49 (1994) 6587-6598
    MCGILL-93-22, NSF-ITP-93-152, UMDGR-94-75
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.49.6587
    e-Print: gr-qc/9312023 | PDF

  64. 327 citations up to the end of 2012
  65. 318 citations up to the end of 2012
  66. 318 citations up to the end of 2012
  67. 317 citations up to the end of 2012
  68. 315 citations up to the end of 2012
  69. 313 citations up to the end of 2012
  70. 310 citations up to the end of 2012
  71. 309 citations up to the end of 2012
  72. 295 citations up to the end of 2012
  73. 289 citations up to the end of 2012
  74. 289 citations up to the end of 2012
  75. 288 citations up to the end of 2012
  76. 288 citations up to the end of 2012
  77. 285 citations up to the end of 2012
  78. 285 citations up to the end of 2012
  79. 282 citations up to the end of 2012
  80. 281 citations up to the end of 2012
  81. 277 citations up to the end of 2012
  82. 277 citations up to the end of 2012
  83. 273 citations up to the end of 2012
  84. 272 citations up to the end of 2012
  85. 270 citations up to the end of 2012
  86. 269 citations up to the end of 2012
  87. 265 citations up to the end of 2012
  88. 265 citations up to the end of 2012
  89. 264 citations up to the end of 2012
    Canonical quantum gravity and the problem of time
    C.J. Isham (Imperial Coll., London). Aug 1992. 124 pp.
    Published in NATO Sci.Ser.C 409 (1993) 157-287
    IMPERIAL-TP-91-92-25
    Presented at Conference: C92-06-29.1 (GIFT Seminar 1992:0157-288), p.0157-288, Conference: C92-06-15.4
    e-Print: gr-qc/9210011 | PDF

  90. 264 citations up to the end of 2012
  91. 262 citations up to the end of 2012
  92. 260 citations up to the end of 2012
  93. 260 citations up to the end of 2012
  94. 259 citations up to the end of 2012
    Selfinteraction correction to black hole radiance
    Per Kraus, Frank Wilczek (Princeton U.). Aug 1994. 20 pp.
    Published in Nucl.Phys. B433 (1995) 403-420
    PUPT-1490, IASSNS-HEP-94-61
    DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(94)00411-7
    e-Print: gr-qc/9408003 | PDF

  95. 257 citations up to the end of 2012
  96. 253 citations up to the end of 2012
  97. 253 citations up to the end of 2012
  98. 251 citations up to the end of 2012
    Lectures on loop quantum gravity
    Thomas Thiemann (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.). Oct 2002. 90 pp.
    Published in Lect.Notes Phys. 631 (2003) 41-135
    AEI-2002-087
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-45230-0_3
    Lectures given at Conference: C02-02-25.1, p.41-135 Proceedings
    e-Print: gr-qc/0210094 | PDF

  99. 250 citations up to the end of 2012
  100. 249 citations up to the end of 2012