Top Cited Articles during 2003 in astro-ph

The 50 most highly cited papers during 2003 in the astro-ph 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. Remember the detailed warning about the accuracy of these counts.

Also note that the counts shown, and used in the rankings, are the counts as of Fri 2-Feb-2007. 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. The lists, however, will not update.

  1. 861
    First year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: Determination of cosmological parameters
    By WMAP Collaboration (D.N. Spergel et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.Suppl.148:175,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0302209]
    [4009 Total citations in HEP]
  2. 536
    First year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: Preliminary maps and basic results
    By WMAP Collaboration (C.L. Bennett et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.Suppl.148:1,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0302207]
    [2009 Total citations in HEP]
  3. 447
    Measurements of Omega and Lambda from 42 high redshift supernovae
    By Supernova Cosmology Project (S. Perlmutter et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.517:565-586,1999 [arXiv: astro-ph/9812133]
    [3149 Total citations in HEP]
  4. 414
    Observational evidence from supernovae for an accelerating universe and a cosmological constant
    By Supernova Search Team (Adam G. Riess et al.).
    Published in:Astron.J.116:1009-1038,1998 [arXiv: astro-ph/9805201]
    [3033 Total citations in HEP]
  5. 407
    Maps of dust IR emission for use in estimation of reddening and CMBR foregrounds
    By David J. Schlegel (Durham U.), Douglas P. Finkbeiner, Marc Davis (UC, Berkeley).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.500:525,1998 [arXiv: astro-ph/9710327]
    [2938 Total citations in HEP]
  6. 199
    Final results from the Hubble Space Telescope key project to measure the Hubble constant
    By W.L. Freedman, B.F. Madore, B.K. Gibson, L. Ferrarese, D.D. Kelson, S. Sakai, J.R. Mould, R.C. Kennicutt, H.C. Ford, J.A. Graham, J.P. Huchra, S.M.G. Hughes, Garth D. Illingworth, L.M. Macri, P.B. Stetson, P.B. Stetson (Carnegie Inst. Observ. & Caltech, IPAC & Swinburne U., Ctr. Astrophys. Supercomput. & Rutgers U., Piscataway & Carnegie Inst., Wash., D.C. & NOAO, Tucson & Res. Sch. Astron. Astrophys., Weston Creek & Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ. & Johns Hopkins U. & Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys. & Cambridge U., Inst. of Astron. & Lick Observ. & NRC-HIA, Victoria).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.553:47-72,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0012376]
    [979 Total citations in HEP]
  7. 199
    A Universal density profile from hierarchical clustering
    By Julio F. Navarro (Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ.), Carlos S. Frenk (Durham U.), Simon D.M. White (Garching, Max Planck Inst.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.490:493-508,1997 [arXiv: astro-ph/9611107]
    [1551 Total citations in HEP]
  8. 196
    Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) first year observations: TE polarization
    By WMAP Collaboration (A. Kogut et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.Suppl.148:161,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0302213]
    [623 Total citations in HEP]
  9. 186
    The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: technical summary
    By SDSS Collaboration (Donald G. York et al.).
    Published in:Astron.J.120:1579-1587,2000 [arXiv: astro-ph/0006396]
    [1126 Total citations in HEP]
  10. 173
    First year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: Implications for inflation
    By WMAP Collaboration (H.V. Peiris et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.Suppl.148:213,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0302225]
    [619 Total citations in HEP]
  11. 159
    Solar models: Current epoch and time dependences, neutrinos, and helioseismological properties
    By John N. Bahcall (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study), M.H. Pinsonneault (Ohio State U.), Sarbani Basu (Yale U.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.555:990-1012,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0010346]
    [563 Total citations in HEP]
  12. 146
    The Cosmological constant and dark energy
    By P.J.E. Peebles (Princeton U.), Bharat Ratra (Kansas State U.).
    Published in:Rev.Mod.Phys.75:559-606,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0207347]
    [782 Total citations in HEP]
  13. 144
    Cosmological imprint of an energy component with general equation of state
    By R.R. Caldwell, Rahul Dave, Paul J. Steinhardt (Pennsylvania U.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.Lett.80:1582-1585,1998 [arXiv: astro-ph/9708069]
    [1077 Total citations in HEP]
  14. 140
    A Line of sight integration approach to cosmic microwave background anisotropies
    By Uros Seljak (Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.), Matias Zaldarriaga (MIT, LNS).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.469:437-444,1996 [arXiv: astro-ph/9603033]
    [1012 Total citations in HEP]
  15. 138
    A measurement by Boomerang of multiple peaks in the angular power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background
    By Boomerang Collaboration (C.B. Netterfield et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.571:604-614,2002 [arXiv: astro-ph/0104460]
    [740 Total citations in HEP]
  16. 130
    The Structure of cold dark matter halos
    By Julio F. Navarro (Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ.), Carlos S. Frenk (Durham U.), Simon D.M. White (Garching, Max Planck Inst.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.462:563-575,1996 [arXiv: astro-ph/9508025]
    [1187 Total citations in HEP]
  17. 121
    A Flat universe from high resolution maps of the cosmic microwave background radiation
    By Boomerang Collaboration (P. de Bernardis et al.).
    Published in:Nature 404:955-959,2000 [arXiv: astro-ph/0004404]
    [1001 Total citations in HEP]
  18. 118
    A Fundamental relation between supermassive black holes and their host galaxies
    By Laura Ferrarese (UCLA), David Merritt (Rutgers U., Piscataway).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.539:L9,2000 [arXiv: astro-ph/0006053]
    [737 Total citations in HEP]
  19. 117
    DASI first results: A Measurement of the cosmic microwave background angular power spectrum
    By N.W. Halverson, E.M. Leitch, C. Pryke, J. Kovac, J.E. Carlstrom (Chicago U.), W.L. Holzapfel (UC, Berkeley), M. Dragovan (Caltech, JPL), J.K. Cartwright, B.S. Mason, S. Padin, T.J. Pearson, M.C. Shepherd, A.C.S. Readhead (Caltech).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.568:38-45,2002 [arXiv: astro-ph/0104489]
    [560 Total citations in HEP]
  20. 109
    Lyman break galaxies at z >~ 4 and the evolution of the UV luminosity density at high redshift
    By Charles C. Steidel, Kurt L. Adelberger (Palomar Observ.), Mauro Giavalisco, Mark Dickinson (Baltimore, Space Telescope Sci.), Max Pettini (Royal Greenwich Observ.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.519:1-17,1999 [arXiv: astro-ph/9811399]
    [767 Total citations in HEP]
  21. 106
    First year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: The Angular power spectrum
    By WMAP Collaboration (G. Hinshaw et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.Suppl.148:135,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0302217]
    [393 Total citations in HEP]
  22. 105
    A Relationship between nuclear black hole mass and galaxy velocity dispersion
    By Karl Gebhardt, Ralf Bender, Gary Bower, Alan Dressler, S.M. Faber, Alexei V. Filippenko, Richard Green, Carl Grillmair, Luis C. Ho, John Kormendy, Tod R. Lauer, John Magorrian, Jason Pinkney, Douglas Richstone, Scott Tremaine.
    Published in:Astrophys.J.539:L13,2000 [arXiv: astro-ph/0006289]
    [652 Total citations in HEP]
  23. 103
    The Demography of massive dark objects in galaxy centers
    By John Magorrian, Scott Tremaine (Canadian Inst. Theor. Astrophys.), Douglas Richstone (Michigan U.), Ralf Bender (Munich U. Observ.), Gary Bower (Kitt Peak Observ.), Alan Dressler (Carnegie Inst. Observ.), S.M. Faber (Lick Observ.), Karl Gebhardt (Michigan U.), Richard Green (Kitt Peak Observ.), Carl Grillmair (Caltech, JPL), John Kormendy (Inst. Astron., Honolulu), Tod R. Lauer (Kitt Peak Observ.).
    Published in:Astron.J.115:2285,1998 [arXiv: astro-ph/9708072]
    [804 Total citations in HEP]
  24. 101
    Beaming in gamma-ray bursts: Evidence for a standard energy reservoir
    By Dale A. Frail, S.R. Kulkarni, R. Sari, S.G. Djorgovski, J.S. Bloom, T.J. Galama, D.E. Reichart, E. Berger, Fiona A. Harrison, P.A. Price, S.A. Yost, A. Diercks, R.W. Goodrich, F. Chaffee (NRAO, Socorro & Palomar Observ. & MIT & Caltech & Res. Sch. Astron. Astrophys., Weston Creek & Keck Observ.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.562:L55,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0102282]
    [478 Total citations in HEP]
  25. 97
    The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: Spectra and redshifts
    By The 2DFGRS Collaboration (Matthew Colless et al.).
    Published in:Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc.328:1039,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0106498]
    [469 Total citations in HEP]
  26. 97
    First year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: Parameter estimation methodology
    By WMAP Collaboration (Licia Verde et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.Suppl.148:195,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0302218]
    [322 Total citations in HEP]
  27. 94
    Cosmological results from high-z supernovae
    By Supernova Search Team (John L. Tonry et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.594:1-24,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0305008]
    [596 Total citations in HEP]
  28. 93
    The u'g'r'i'z' Standard star system
    By SDSS Collaboration (J Allyn Smith et al.).
    Published in:Astron.J.123:2121-2144,2002 [arXiv: astro-ph/0201143]
    [452 Total citations in HEP]
  29. 89
    The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: The Power spectrum and the matter content of the Universe
    By The 2dFGRS Collaboration (Will J. Percival et al.).
    Published in:Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc.327:1297,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0105252]
    [383 Total citations in HEP]
  30. 87
    Solar neutrino flux measurements by the Soviet-American Gallium Experiment (SAGE) for half the 22 year solar cycle
    By SAGE Collaboration (J.N. Abdurashitov et al.).
    Published in:J.Exp.Theor.Phys.95:181-193,2002, Zh.Eksp.Teor.Fiz.122:211-226,2002 [arXiv: astro-ph/0204245]
    [325 Total citations in HEP]
  31. 87
    The Sloan digital sky survey photometric camera
    By SDSS Collaboration (J.E. Gunn et al.).
    Published in:Astron.J.116:3040,1998 [arXiv: astro-ph/9809085]
    [434 Total citations in HEP]
  32. 85
    MAXIMA-1: A Measurement of the cosmic microwave background anisotropy on angular scales of 10 arcminutes to 5 degrees
    By S. Hanany (Minnesota U. & UC, Berkeley, CfPA), P. Ade, A. Balbi, J. Bock, J. Borrill, A. Boscaleri, P. de Bernardis, P.G. Ferreira, V.V. Hristov, Andrew H. Jaffe, A.E. Lange, A.T. Lee, P.D. Mauskopf, C.B. Netterfield, S. Oh, E. Pascale, B. Rabii, P.L. Richards, George F. Smoot, R. Stompor, C.D. Winant, J.H.P. Wu (UC, Berkeley, CfPA & Queen Mary, U. of London & Rome U.,Tor Vergata & Caltech, JPL & Caltech & LBL, Berkeley & Florence, IROE & Rome U. & Oxford U. & Lisbon, IST & Cardiff U. & Toronto U. & UC, Berkeley & Warsaw, Copernicus Astron. Ctr. & UC, Berkeley, Astron. Dept.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.545:L5,2000 [arXiv: astro-ph/0005123]
    [678 Total citations in HEP]
  33. 85
    Evidence for reionization at Z ~ 6: Detection of a Gunn-Peterson trough in a Z = 6.28 quasar
    By SDSS Collaboration (Robert H. Becker et al.).
    Published in:Astron.J.122:2850,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0108097]
    [347 Total citations in HEP]
  34. 84
    High resolution observations of the CMB power spectrum with ACBAR
    By ACBAR collaboration (Chao-lin Kuo et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.600:32-51,2004 [arXiv: astro-ph/0212289]
    [267 Total citations in HEP]
  35. 83
    Measurements of the cosmological parameters Omega and Lambda from the first 7 supernovae at z>=0.35
    By Supernova Cosmology Project (S. Perlmutter et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.483:565,1997 [arXiv: astro-ph/9608192]
    [563 Total citations in HEP]
  36. 83
    Discovery of a supernova explosion at half the age of the Universe and its cosmological implications
    By Supernova Cosmology Project (S. Perlmutter et al.).
    Published in:Nature 391:51-54,1998 [arXiv: astro-ph/9712212]
    [773 Total citations in HEP]
  37. 83
    Quintessence, cosmic coincidence, and the cosmological constant
    By Ivaylo Zlatev, Li-Min Wang (Pennsylvania U.), Paul J. Steinhardt (Pennsylvania U. & Princeton U.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.Lett.82:896-899,1999 [arXiv: astro-ph/9807002]
    [742 Total citations in HEP]
  38. 81
    Starburst99: synthesis models for galaxies with active star formation
    By Claus Leitherer, Daniel Schaerer, Jeffrey D. Goldader, Rosa M. Gonzalez Delgado, Carmelle Robert, Denis Foo Kune, Duilia Mello, Daniel Devost, Timothy M. Heckman.
    Published in:Astrophys.J.Suppl.123:3-40,1999 [arXiv: astro-ph/9902334]
    [619 Total citations in HEP]
  39. 80
    Discovery of the peculiar supernova 1998bw in the error box of GRB 980425
    By T.J. Galama, Paul M. Vreeswijk, J. van Paradijs, C. Kouveliotou, T. Augusteijn, O.R. Hainaut, F. Patat, H. Bohnhardt, J. Brewer, V. Doublier, J.-F. Gonzalez, C. Lidman, B. Leibundgut, J. Heise, J. in 't Zand, P.J. Groot, R.G. Strom, P. Mazzali, K. Iwamoto, K. Nomoto, H. Umeda, T. Nakamura, T. Koshut, M. Kippen, C. Robinson, P. de Wildt, R.A.M.J. Wijers, N. Tanvir, J. Greiner, E. Pian, E. Palazzi, F. Frontera, N. Masetti, L. Nicastro, E. Malozzi, M. Feroci, E. Costa, L. Piro, B.A. Peterson, C. Tinney, B. Boyle, R. Cannon, R. Stathakis, M.C. Begam, P. Ianna (Amsterdam U., Astron. Inst. & Alabama U., Huntsville & Universities Space Research Assoc. & NASA, Marshall & European Southern Obs., Chile & SRON, Utrecht & NFRA, Dwingeloo & Trieste Observ. & Tokyo U., Astron. Dept. & Tokyo U., RESCEU).
    Published in:Nature 395:670,1998 [arXiv: astro-ph/9806175]
    [529 Total citations in HEP]
  40. 80
    The Case for a positive cosmological Lambda term
    By Varun Sahni (IUCAA, Pune), Alexei A. Starobinsky (Landau Inst.).
    Published in:Int.J.Mod.Phys.D9:373-444,2000 [arXiv: astro-ph/9904398]
    [507 Total citations in HEP]
  41. 80
    Further evidence for cosmological evolution of the fine structure constant
    By J.K. Webb, M.T. Murphy, V.V. Flambaum, V.A. Dzuba (New South Wales U.), J.D. Barrow (Cambridge U., DAMTP), C.W. Churchill (Penn State U.), J.X. Prochaska (Carnegie Inst. Observ.), A.M. Wolfe (UC, San Diego).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.Lett.87:091301,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0012539]
    [308 Total citations in HEP]
  42. 80
    The Mass function of dark matter halos
    By A. Jenkins, C.S. Frenk (Durham U.), Simon D.M. White, J.M. Colberg (Garching, Max Planck Inst.), S. Cole (Durham U.), August E. Evrard (Michigan U.), H.M.P. Couchman (McMaster U.), N. Yoshida (Garching, Max Planck Inst.).
    Published in:Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc.321:372,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0005260]
    [454 Total citations in HEP]
  43. 79
    A Photometricity and extinction monitor at the Apache Point Observatory
    By David W. Hogg (New York U. & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study), Douglas P. Finkbeiner (Princeton U. & UC, Berkeley, Astron. Dept.), David J. Schlegel, James E. Gunn (Princeton U.).
    Published in:Astron.J.122:2129,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0106511]
    [327 Total citations in HEP]
  44. 78
    The Cosmic triangle: Assessing the state of the universe
    By Neta A. Bahcall, Jeremiah P. Ostriker (Princeton U. Observ.), Saul Perlmutter (LBL, Berkeley), Paul J. Steinhardt (Princeton U.).
    Published in:Science 284:1481-1488,1999 [arXiv: astro-ph/9906463]
    [628 Total citations in HEP]
  45. 76
    Profiles of dark haloes. Evolution, scatter, and environment
    By James S. Bullock, Tsafrir S. Kolatt, Yair Sigad, Rachel S. Somerville, Andrey V. Kravtsov, Anatoly A. Klypin, Joel R. Primack, Avishai Dekel (UC, Santa Cruz & Ohio State U., Dept. Astron. & Hebrew U. & Cambridge U., Inst. of Astron. & New Mexico State U.).
    Published in:Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc.321:559-575,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/9908159]
    [535 Total citations in HEP]
  46. 76
    Tests of quantum gravity from observations of gamma-ray bursts
    By G. Amelino-Camelia (Oxford U. & Neuchatel U.), John R. Ellis (CERN), N.E. Mavromatos (Oxford U.), D.V. Nanopoulos (Athens U. & Texas A-M & HARC, Woodlands), Subir Sarkar (Oxford U.).
    Published in:Nature 393:763-765,1998 [arXiv: astro-ph/9712103]
    [388 Total citations in HEP]
  47. 76
    The farthest known supernova: support for an accelerating universe and a glimpse of the epoch of deceleration
    By Supernova Search Team (Adam G. Riess et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.560:49-71,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0104455]
    [376 Total citations in HEP]
  48. 76
    Neutrino masses and the number of neutrino species from WMAP and 2dFGRS
    By Steen Hannestad (Odense U. & Nordita).
    Published in:JCAP 0305:004,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0303076]
    [227 Total citations in HEP]
  49. 74
    First year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations: tests of gaussianity
    By WMAP Collaboration (E. Komatsu et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.Suppl.148:119-134,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0302223]
    [280 Total citations in HEP]
  50. 73
    The European Photon Imaging Camera on XMM-Newton: The MOS cameras
    By Martin J.L. Turner, A. Abbey, M. Arnaud, M. Balasini, M. Barbera, E. Belsole, P.J. Bennie, J.P. Bernard, G.F. Bignami, M. Boer, U. Briel, I. Butler, C. Cara, C. Chabaud, R. Cole, A. Collura, M. Conte, A. Cros, M. Denby, P. Dhez, G. Di Coco, J. Dowson, P. Ferrando, S. Ghizzardi, F. Gianotti, C.V. Goodall, L. Gretton, R.G. Griffiths, O. Hainaut, J.F. Hochedez, A.D. Holland, E. Jourdain, E. Kendziorra, A. Lagostina, R. Laine, N. La Palombara, M. Lortholary, D. Lumb, P. Marty, S. Molendi, C. Pigot, E. Poindron, K.A. Pounds, J.N. Reeves, C. Reppin, R. Rothenflug, P. Salvetat, J.L. Sauvageot, D. Schmitt, S. Sembay, A.D.T. Short, J. Spragg, J. Stephen, L. Struder, A. Tiengo, M. Trifoglio, J. Trumper, S. Vercellone, L. Vigroux, G. Villa, M.J. Ward, S. Whitehead, E. Zonca (Leicester U. & DAPNIA, Saclay & Palermo Observ. & Orsay, IAS & Milan, Ist. Fis. Cosmica & Toulouse, CESR & Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE & Birmingham U. & Orsay, LURE & IASF, Bologna & Tubingen U., IAAT & ESTEC, Noordwijk).
    Published in:Astron.Astrophys.365:L27-35,2001 [arXiv: astro-ph/0011498]
    [378 Total citations in HEP]
  51. 73
    The slope of the black hole mass versus velocity dispersion correlation
    By Scott Tremaine, Karl Gebhardt, Ralf Bender, Gary Bower, Alan Dressler, S.M. Faber, Alexei V. Filippenko, Richard Green, Carl Grillmair, Luis C. Ho, John Kormendy, Tod R. Lauer, John Magorrian, Jason Pinkney, Douglas Richstone (Princeton U. Observ. & Texas U., Astron. Dept. & Munich U., Inst. Astron. Astrophys. & Baltimore, Space Telescope Sci. & Carnegie Inst. Observ. & Lick Observ. & UC, Berkeley, Astron. Dept. & NOAO, Tucson & Spitzer Space Telescope & Durham U. & Michigan U.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.574:740-753,2002 [arXiv: astro-ph/0203468]
    [452 Total citations in HEP]