Top Cited Articles of All Time (2015 edition) in hep-th

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

2015 reports for eprints

  1. 11863 citations up to the end of 2015
  2. 7815 citations up to the end of 2015
  3. 6767 citations up to the end of 2015
  4. 5748 citations 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

  5. 3849 citations up to the end of 2015
  6. 3657 citations up to the end of 2015
  7. 2880 citations up to the end of 2015
  8. 2814 citations up to the end of 2015
  9. 2557 citations up to the end of 2015
  10. 2396 citations up to the end of 2015
  11. 2392 citations up to the end of 2015
  12. 2308 citations up to the end of 2015
  13. 2269 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  14. 2252 citations up to the end of 2015
  15. 2212 citations up to the end of 2015
  16. 2165 citations up to the end of 2015
  17. 2138 citations up to the end of 2015
  18. 2091 citations up to the end of 2015
  19. 2030 citations up to the end of 2015
  20. 1988 citations up to the end of 2015
  21. 1987 citations up to the end of 2015
  22. 1818 citations 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

  23. 1669 citations up to the end of 2015
  24. 1624 citations up to the end of 2015
  25. 1606 citations up to the end of 2015
  26. 1600 citations up to the end of 2015
  27. 1572 citations up to the end of 2015
  28. 1569 citations up to the end of 2015
  29. 1538 citations up to the end of 2015
  30. 1479 citations up to the end of 2015
  31. 1472 citations up to the end of 2015
  32. 1457 citations up to the end of 2015
  33. 1450 citations up to the end of 2015
  34. 1376 citations up to the end of 2015
  35. 1352 citations up to the end of 2015
  36. 1337 citations up to the end of 2015
  37. 1260 citations up to the end of 2015
  38. 1193 citations up to the end of 2015
  39. 1177 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  40. 1159 citations up to the end of 2015
  41. 1132 citations up to the end of 2015
  42. 1112 citations up to the end of 2015
  43. 1110 citations up to the end of 2015
  44. 1102 citations up to the end of 2015
  45. 1096 citations up to the end of 2015
  46. 1090 citations up to the end of 2015
  47. 1089 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  48. 1071 citations up to the end of 2015
  49. 1070 citations up to the end of 2015
  50. 1067 citations up to the end of 2015
  51. 1061 citations up to the end of 2015
  52. 1033 citations up to the end of 2015
  53. 1017 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  54. 1008 citations up to the end of 2015
  55. 992 citations up to the end of 2015
  56. 989 citations up to the end of 2015
  57. 987 citations up to the end of 2015
  58. 984 citations up to the end of 2015
  59. 984 citations up to the end of 2015
  60. 944 citations up to the end of 2015
  61. 943 citations up to the end of 2015
  62. 919 citations up to the end of 2015
  63. 917 citations up to the end of 2015
  64. 916 citations up to the end of 2015
  65. 915 citations up to the end of 2015
  66. 913 citations up to the end of 2015
  67. 911 citations up to the end of 2015
  68. 896 citations up to the end of 2015
  69. 888 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  70. 879 citations up to the end of 2015
  71. 871 citations up to the end of 2015
  72. 868 citations up to the end of 2015
  73. 868 citations up to the end of 2015
  74. 863 citations up to the end of 2015
  75. 854 citations up to the end of 2015
  76. 854 citations up to the end of 2015
  77. 852 citations up to the end of 2015
  78. 845 citations up to the end of 2015
  79. 839 citations up to the end of 2015
  80. 827 citations up to the end of 2015
  81. 826 citations up to the end of 2015
  82. 821 citations up to the end of 2015
  83. 813 citations up to the end of 2015
  84. 813 citations up to the end of 2015
  85. 812 citations up to the end of 2015
  86. 808 citations up to the end of 2015
  87. 807 citations up to the end of 2015
    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

  88. 798 citations up to the end of 2015
  89. 798 citations up to the end of 2015
  90. 770 citations up to the end of 2015
  91. 768 citations up to the end of 2015
  92. 763 citations up to the end of 2015
  93. 762 citations up to the end of 2015
  94. 761 citations up to the end of 2015
  95. 757 citations up to the end of 2015
  96. 757 citations up to the end of 2015
  97. 754 citations up to the end of 2015
  98. 750 citations up to the end of 2015
  99. 749 citations up to the end of 2015
  100. 742 citations up to the end of 2015