Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) by gr-qc

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

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 2135 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  2. 2125 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  3. 1956 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U., DAMTP & Caltech). Aug 1975. 22 pp.
    Published in Commun.Math.Phys. 43 (1975) 199-220, Erratum: Commun.Math.Phys. 46 (1976) 206
    DOI: 10.1007/BF01608497, 10.1007/BF02345020

  4. 1214 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  5. 1029 citations by gr-qc eprints 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

  6. 1009 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  7. 1001 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  8. 898 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  9. 887 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  10. 858 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  11. 836 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  12. 815 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  13. 813 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  14. 804 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  15. 795 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  16. 746 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  17. 742 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  18. 739 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  19. 714 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  20. 708 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  21. 690 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  22. 681 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    Wave Function of the Universe
    J.B. Hartle (Chicago U., EFI & Santa Barbara, KITP), S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U. & Santa Barbara, KITP). Jul 1983. 46 pp.
    Published in Phys.Rev. D28 (1983) 2960-2975, Adv.Ser.Astrophys.Cosmol. 3 (1987) 174-189
    PRINT-83-0937 (CAMBRIDGE)
    DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.28.2960

  23. 670 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  24. 659 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  25. 647 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  26. 645 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  27. 640 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  28. 638 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  29. 605 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  30. 600 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  31. 594 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  32. 589 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  33. 585 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  34. 582 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  35. 564 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  36. 560 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  37. 556 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  38. 546 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  39. 533 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  40. 531 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  41. 528 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  42. 526 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  43. 525 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  44. 525 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  45. 520 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  46. 517 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  47. 508 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  48. 506 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  49. 503 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  50. 499 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  51. 491 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  52. 490 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  53. 489 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  54. 476 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  55. 473 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  56. 471 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  57. 468 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  58. 466 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  59. 462 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  60. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  61. 458 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  62. 456 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  63. 450 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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
    DOI: 10.1023/A:1016578408204

  64. 448 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  65. 442 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  66. 439 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  67. 436 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  68. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  69. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  70. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  71. 423 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  72. 422 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  73. 419 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  74. 416 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  75. 415 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  76. 412 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
    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

  77. 409 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  78. 403 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  79. 402 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  80. 400 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  81. 389 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  82. 389 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  83. 389 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  84. 387 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  85. 387 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  86. 387 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  87. 383 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  88. 379 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  89. 373 citations by gr-qc eprints 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

  90. 373 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  91. 372 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  92. 368 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  93. 367 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  94. 364 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  95. 363 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  96. 362 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  97. 362 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  98. 360 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  99. 358 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015
  100. 357 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2015