Top Cited Articles of All Time (2016 edition) by gr-qc

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

2016 reports for eprints

  1. 2374 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  2. 2372 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  3. 2123 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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. 1332 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  5. 1148 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  6. 1114 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  7. 1082 citations by gr-qc eprints 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

  8. 991 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  9. 956 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  10. 950 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  11. 924 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  12. 914 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  13. 914 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  14. 896 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  15. 883 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  16. 857 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  17. 809 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  18. 791 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  19. 789 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  20. 788 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  21. 761 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  22. 731 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  23. 727 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  24. 704 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  25. 703 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  26. 693 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  27. 691 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  28. 688 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  29. 649 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  30. 648 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  31. 648 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  32. 647 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  33. 639 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  34. 633 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  35. 625 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  36. 614 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  37. 611 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  38. 591 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  39. 582 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  40. 580 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  41. 578 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  42. 568 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  43. 556 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  44. 554 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  45. 552 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  46. 551 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  47. 535 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  48. 534 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  49. 531 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  50. 531 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  51. 530 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  52. 528 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  53. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  54. 527 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  55. 522 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  56. 521 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  57. 521 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  58. 506 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  59. 506 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  60. 501 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  61. 501 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  62. 494 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  63. 494 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  64. 491 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  65. 489 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  66. 488 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  67. 488 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  68. 486 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  69. 482 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  70. 478 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  71. 477 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  72. 474 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  73. 466 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  74. 466 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  75. 464 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  76. 461 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  77. 453 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  78. 443 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  79. 442 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  80. 437 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  81. 436 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
    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

  82. 429 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  83. 427 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  84. 425 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  85. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  86. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  87. 423 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  88. 416 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  89. 415 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  90. 407 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  91. 406 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  92. 405 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  93. 404 citations by gr-qc eprints 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

  94. 404 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  95. 401 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  96. 399 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  97. 398 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  98. 396 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  99. 393 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016
  100. 392 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2016