Top Cited Articles during 2004 in astro-ph

The 50 most highly cited papers during 2004 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. 1119
    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. 563
    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. 415
    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. 403
    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. 396
    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. 261
    Cosmological parameters from SDSS and WMAP
    By SDSS Collaboration (Max Tegmark et al.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.D69:103501,2004 [arXiv: astro-ph/0310723]
    [859 Total citations in HEP]
  7. 214
    Type Ia supernova discoveries at z > 1 from the Hubble Space Telescope: Evidence for past deceleration and constraints on dark energy evolution
    By Supernova Search Team (Adam G. Riess et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.607:665-687,2004 [arXiv: astro-ph/0402512]
    [986 Total citations in HEP]
  8. 207
    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]
  9. 192
    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. 192
    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]
  11. 185
    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]
  12. 180
    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]
  13. 173
    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]
  14. 172
    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]
  15. 161
    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]
  16. 158
    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. 143
    A Phantom menace?
    By R.R. Caldwell (Princeton U.).
    Published in:Phys.Lett.B545:23-29,2002 [arXiv: astro-ph/9908168]
    [584 Total citations in HEP]
  18. 134
    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]
  19. 133
    Stellar population synthesis at the resolution of 2003
    By G. Bruzual (Merida, CIDA), Stephane Charlot (Garching, Max Planck Inst. & Paris, Inst. Astrophys.).
    Published in:Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc.344:1000,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0309134]
    [661 Total citations in HEP]
  20. 127
    The First data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
    By SDSS Collaboration (Kevork Abazajian et al.).
    Published in:Astron.J.126:2081,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0305492]
    [368 Total citations in HEP]
  21. 126
    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]
  22. 123
    New constraints on Omega(M), Omega(lambda), and w from an independent set of eleven high-redshift supernovae observed with HST
    By Supernova Cosmology Project (Robert A. Knop et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.598:102,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0309368]
    [447 Total citations in HEP]
  23. 114
    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]
  24. 112
    Star formation in galaxies along the Hubble sequence
    By Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr. (Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ.).
    Published in:Ann.Rev.Astron.Astrophys.36:189-231,1998 [arXiv: astro-ph/9807187]
    [600 Total citations in HEP]
  25. 111
    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]
  26. 106
    The 3-D power spectrum of galaxies from the SDSS
    By SDSS Collaboration (Max Tegmark et al.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.606:702-740,2004 [arXiv: astro-ph/0310725]
    [394 Total citations in HEP]
  27. 106
    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]
  28. 103
    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]
  29. 103
    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]
  30. 100
    A Very energetic supernova associated with the gamma-ray burst of 29 March 2003
    By Jens Hjorth, Jesper Sollerman, Palle Moller, Johan P.U. Fynbo, Stan E. Woosley, Chryssa Kouveliotou, Nial R. Tanvir, Jochen Greiner, Michael I. Andersen, Alberto J. Castro-Tirado, Jose Maria Castro Ceron, Andrew S. Fruchter, Javier Gorosabel, Pall Jakobsson, Lex Kaper, Sylvio Klose, Nicola Masetti, Holger Pedersen, Kristian Pedersen, Elena Pian, Eliana Palazzi, James E. Rhoads, Evert Rol, Edward P.J. van den Heuvel, Paul M. Vreeswijk, Darach Watson, Ralph A.M.J. Wijers (Copenhagen Astron. Observ. & Stockholm Observ. & European Southern Observ. & Aarhus U. & UC, Santa Cruz & USRA, Huntsville & Hertfordshire U. & Garching, Max Planck Inst., MPE & Potsdam, Astrophys. Inst. & IAA, Granada & Baltimore, Space Telescope Sci. & Amsterdam U., Astron. Inst. & TLS, Tautenburg & IASF, Bologna & Trieste Observ. & European Southern Obs., Chile).
    Published in:Nature 423:847-850,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0306347]
    [353 Total citations in HEP]
  31. 99
    Phantom energy and cosmic doomsday
    By Robert R. Caldwell (Dartmouth Coll.), Marc Kamionkowski, Nevin N. Weinberg (Caltech).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.Lett.91:071301,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0302506]
    [370 Total citations in HEP]
  32. 98
    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]
  33. 95
    Can the dark energy equation - of - state parameter w be less than -1?
    By Sean M. Carroll, Mark Hoffman (Chicago U., EFI & Chicago U. & KICP, Chicago), Mark Trodden (Syracuse U.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.D68:023509,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0301273]
    [339 Total citations in HEP]
  34. 94
    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]
  35. 94
    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]
  36. 93
    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]
  37. 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]
  38. 92
    Black hole binaries
    By Jeffrey.E. McClintock (Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys.), Ronald.A. Remillard (MIT, MKI).
    HEP Record [arXiv: astro-ph/0306213]
    [282 Total citations in HEP]
  39. 92
    Unified schemes for radio-loud active galactic nuclei
    By C.Megan Urry (Baltimore, Space Telescope Sci.), Paolo Padovani (Rome U.,Tor Vergata).
    Published in:Publ.Astron.Soc.Pac.107:803,1995 [arXiv: astro-ph/9506063]
    [543 Total citations in HEP]
  40. 89
    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]
  41. 88
    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]
  42. 85
    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]
  43. 84
    Reverberation measurements for 17 quasars and the size mass luminosity relations in active galactic nuclei
    By Shai Kaspi (Wise Observ.), Paul S. Smith (NOAO, Tucson), Hagai Netzer, Dan Maoz (Wise Observ.), Buell T. Jannuzi (NOAO, Tucson), Uriel Giveon (Wise Observ.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.533:631,2000 [arXiv: astro-ph/9911476]
    [422 Total citations in HEP]
  44. 81
    Evolutionary models for solar metallicity low - mass stars: Mass - magnitude relationships and color - magnitude diagrams
    By Isabelle Baraffe, Gilles Chabrier (Lyon, Ecole Normale Superieure), France Allard (Lyon, Ecole Normale Superieure & Wichita State U.), Peter Hauschildt (Georgia U.).
    Published in:Astron.Astrophys.337:403-412,1998 [arXiv: astro-ph/9805009]
    [477 Total citations in HEP]
  45. 80
    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. 80
    Cosmological tracking solutions
    By Paul J. Steinhardt, Li-Min Wang, Ivaylo Zlatev (Pennsylvania U.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.D59:123504,1999 [arXiv: astro-ph/9812313]
    [495 Total citations in HEP]
  47. 80
    The State of the dark energy equation of state
    By Alessandro Melchiorri (Oxford U.), Laura Mersini-Houghton (Syracuse U.), Carolina J. Odman (Cambridge U.), Mark Trodden (Syracuse U.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.D68:043509,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0211522]
    [254 Total citations in HEP]
  48. 80
    Spectroscopic discovery of the supernova 2003dh associated with GRB 030329
    By Krzysztof Z. Stanek, T. Matheson, P.M. Garnavich, P. Martini, P. Berlind, N. Caldwell, P. Challis, W. Brown, R. Schild, K. Krisciunas, M.L. Calkins, J.C. Lee, N. Hathi, R. Jansen, R. Windhorst, L. Echevarria, D.J. Eisenstein, B. Pindor, E.W. Olszewski, P. Harding, S.T. Holland, D. Bersier (Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. Astrophys. & Notre Dame U. & Carnegie Inst. Observ. & Whipple Observ. & Las Campanas Observ. & Cerro-Tololo InterAmerican Obs. & Arizona U., Astron. Dept. - Steward Observ. & Arizona State U. & Princeton U. Observ. & Case Western Reserve U.).
    Published in:Astrophys.J.591:L17-L20,2003 [arXiv: astro-ph/0304173]
    [320 Total citations in HEP]
  49. 79
    Large scale bias and the peak background split
    By Ravi K. Sheth, Giuseppe Tormen.
    Published in:Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc.308:119,1999 [arXiv: astro-ph/9901122]
    [488 Total citations in HEP]
  50. 79
    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]