Top Cited Articles of All Time (2017 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2017 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 2017 editions

2017 reports for eprints

  1. 2609 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  2. 2584 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  3. 2279 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 1448 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  5. 1266 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  6. 1203 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  7. 1137 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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. 1119 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  9. 1066 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  10. 1063 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  11. 1051 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  12. 1011 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  13. 990 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  14. 976 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  15. 974 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  16. 952 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  17. 911 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  18. 858 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  19. 852 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  20. 843 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  21. 838 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  22. 822 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  23. 787 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  24. 775 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  25. 772 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  26. 763 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  27. 746 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  28. 742 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  29. 726 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  30. 724 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  31. 723 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  32. 703 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  33. 691 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  34. 685 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  35. 674 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  36. 669 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  37. 667 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  38. 657 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  39. 630 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  40. 627 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  41. 626 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  42. 617 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  43. 611 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  44. 604 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  45. 604 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  46. 601 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  47. 586 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  48. 584 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  49. 583 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  50. 582 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  51. 580 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  52. 577 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  53. 574 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  54. 573 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  55. 573 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  56. 571 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  57. 568 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  58. 567 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  59. 564 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  60. 562 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  61. 557 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  62. 557 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  63. 551 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  64. 547 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  65. 544 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  66. 542 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  67. 535 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  68. 535 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  69. 532 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  70. 530 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  71. 529 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  72. 522 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  73. 517 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  74. 516 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  75. 515 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  76. 513 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  77. 499 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  78. 490 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  79. 489 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  80. 486 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  81. 486 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  82. 481 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  83. 471 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  84. 465 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  85. 462 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  86. 459 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  87. 455 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  88. 449 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  89. 447 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  90. 446 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  91. 442 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  92. 442 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  93. 436 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  94. 434 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  95. 432 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
    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

  96. 429 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  97. 425 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  98. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  99. 424 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017
  100. 420 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2017