Top Cited Articles of All Time (2018 edition) by gr-qc

The 100 most highly cited papers of All Time (2018 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 2018 editions

2018 reports for eprints

  1. 2839 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  2. 2789 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  3. 2453 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
    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. 1576 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  5. 1398 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  6. 1318 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  7. 1265 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  8. 1265 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  9. 1232 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  10. 1219 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  11. 1191 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  12. 1166 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  13. 1133 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  14. 1070 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  15. 1069 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  16. 1066 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  17. 1011 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  18. 976 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  19. 917 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  20. 915 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  21. 898 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  22. 896 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  23. 879 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  24. 836 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  25. 831 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  26. 817 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  27. 810 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  28. 810 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  29. 805 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  30. 787 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  31. 775 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  32. 763 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  33. 758 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  34. 756 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  35. 738 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  36. 730 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  37. 724 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  38. 723 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  39. 716 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  40. 692 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  41. 692 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  42. 681 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  43. 676 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  44. 669 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  45. 667 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  46. 666 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  47. 655 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  48. 650 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  49. 639 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  50. 638 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  51. 636 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  52. 630 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  53. 623 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  54. 620 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  55. 619 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  56. 619 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  57. 618 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  58. 608 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  59. 606 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  60. 605 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  61. 604 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  62. 603 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  63. 601 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  64. 587 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  65. 584 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  66. 582 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  67. 581 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  68. 568 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  69. 562 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  70. 562 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  71. 559 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  72. 557 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  73. 557 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  74. 557 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  75. 557 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  76. 544 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  77. 542 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  78. 541 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  79. 537 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  80. 533 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  81. 518 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  82. 508 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  83. 500 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  84. 499 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  85. 498 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  86. 494 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  87. 486 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  88. 485 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  89. 485 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  90. 485 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  91. 484 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  92. 480 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  93. 478 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  94. 474 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  95. 474 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  96. 474 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  97. 471 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  98. 466 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
    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

  99. 465 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
  100. 460 citations by gr-qc eprints up to the end of 2018
    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