Top Cited Articles during 2006 by hep-th

The 50 most highly cited papers during 2006 cited by papers in the hep-th 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 Thu 1-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. 436
    The Large N limit of superconformal field theories and supergravity
    By Juan M. Maldacena (Harvard U.).
    Published in:Adv.Theor.Math.Phys.2:231-252,1998, Int.J.Theor.Phys.38:1113-1133,1999 [arXiv: hep-th/9711200]
    [4470 Total citations in HEP]
  2. 295
    Anti-de Sitter space and holography
    By Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study).
    Published in:Adv.Theor.Math.Phys.2:253-291,1998 [arXiv: hep-th/9802150]
    [3028 Total citations in HEP]
  3. 249
    Gauge theory correlators from noncritical string theory
    By S.S. Gubser, Igor R. Klebanov, Alexander M. Polyakov (Princeton U.).
    Published in:Phys.Lett.B428:105-114,1998 [arXiv: hep-th/9802109]
    [2674 Total citations in HEP]
  4. 179
    String theory and noncommutative geometry
    By Nathan Seiberg, Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study).
    Published in:JHEP 9909:032,1999 [arXiv: hep-th/9908142]
    [2122 Total citations in HEP]
  5. 176
    Large N field theories, string theory and gravity
    By Ofer Aharony (Rutgers U., Piscataway), Steven S. Gubser (Harvard U.), Juan M. Maldacena (Harvard U. & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study), Hirosi Ooguri (UC, Berkeley & LBL, Berkeley), Yaron Oz (CERN).
    Published in:Phys.Rept.323:183-386,2000 [arXiv: hep-th/9905111]
    [1603 Total citations in HEP]
  6. 171
    De Sitter vacua in string theory
    By Shamit Kachru (Stanford U., Phys. Dept. & SLAC), Renata Kallosh, Andrei Linde (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.), Sandip P. Trivedi (Tata Inst.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.D68:046005,2003 [arXiv: hep-th/0301240]
    [753 Total citations in HEP]
  7. 166
    A Large mass hierarchy from a small extra dimension
    By Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.Lett.83:3370-3373,1999 [arXiv: hep-ph/9905221]
    [3196 Total citations in HEP]
  8. 155
    An Alternative to compactification
    By Lisa Randall (Princeton U. & MIT, LNS), Raman Sundrum (Boston U.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.Lett.83:4690-4693,1999 [arXiv: hep-th/9906064]
    [2977 Total citations in HEP]
  9. 128
    Hierarchies from fluxes in string compactifications
    By Steven B. Giddings (Santa Barbara, KITP & UC, Santa Barbara), Shamit Kachru (Santa Barbara, KITP & Stanford U., Phys. Dept. & SLAC), Joseph Polchinski (Santa Barbara, KITP).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.D66:106006,2002 [arXiv: hep-th/0105097]
    [642 Total citations in HEP]
  10. 121
    Strings in flat space and pp waves from N=4 superYang-Mills
    By David Berenstein, Juan M. Maldacena, Horatiu Nastase (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study).
    Published in:JHEP 0204:013,2002 [arXiv: hep-th/0202021]
    [935 Total citations in HEP]
  11. 111
    Anti-de Sitter space, thermal phase transition, and confinement in gauge theories
    By Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study).
    Published in:Adv.Theor.Math.Phys.2:505-532,1998 [arXiv: hep-th/9803131]
    [871 Total citations in HEP]
  12. 104
    Noncommutative field theory
    By Michael R. Douglas (Rutgers U., Piscataway & IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette), Nikita A. Nekrasov (IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette & Moscow, ITEP).
    Published in:Rev.Mod.Phys.73:977-1029,2001 [arXiv: hep-th/0106048]
    [738 Total citations in HEP]
  13. 101
    The Hierarchy problem and new dimensions at a millimeter
    By Nima Arkani-Hamed (SLAC), Savas Dimopoulos (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.), G.R. Dvali (ICTP, Trieste).
    Published in:Phys.Lett.B429:263-272,1998 [arXiv: hep-ph/9803315]
    [3041 Total citations in HEP]
  14. 97
    Supergravity and a confining gauge theory: Duality cascades and chi SB resolution of naked singularities
    By Igor R. Klebanov (Princeton U.), Matthew J. Strassler (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study).
    Published in:JHEP 0008:052,2000 [arXiv: hep-th/0007191]
    [591 Total citations in HEP]
  15. 93
    Quantum field theory on noncommutative spaces
    By Richard J. Szabo (Heriot-Watt U.).
    Published in:Phys.Rept.378:207-299,2003 [arXiv: hep-th/0109162]
    [480 Total citations in HEP]
  16. 91
    The Bethe ansatz for N=4 superYang-Mills
    By J.A. Minahan, K. Zarembo (Uppsala U., Inst. Theor. Phys.).
    Published in:JHEP 0303:013,2003 [arXiv: hep-th/0212208]
    [365 Total citations in HEP]
  17. 90
    New dimensions at a millimeter to a Fermi and superstrings at a TeV
    By Ignatios Antoniadis (Ecole Polytechnique), Nima Arkani-Hamed (SLAC), Savas Dimopoulos (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.), G.R. Dvali (ICTP, Trieste).
    Published in:Phys.Lett.B436:257-263,1998 [arXiv: hep-ph/9804398]
    [2307 Total citations in HEP]
  18. 81
    Wilson loops in large N field theories
    By Juan M. Maldacena (Harvard U.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.Lett.80:4859-4862,1998 [arXiv: hep-th/9803002]
    [511 Total citations in HEP]
  19. 79
    Particle Creation by Black Holes
    By S.W. Hawking (Cambridge U.).
    Published in:Commun.Math.Phys.43:199-220,1975, Erratum-ibid.46:206-206,1976
    [2572 Total citations in HEP]
  20. 78
    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]
    [3144 Total citations in HEP]
  21. 77
    Wilkinson microwave anisotropy probe (wmap) three year results: implications for cosmology
    By D.N. Spergel, R. Bean, O. Dore', M.R. Nolta, C.L. Bennett, G. Hinshaw, N. Jarosik, E. Komatsu, L. Page, H.V. Peiris, L. Verde, C. Barnes, M. Halpern, Robert S. Hill, A. Kogut, M. Limon, S.S. Meyer, N. Odegard, G.S. Tucker, J.L. Weiland, E. Wollack, E.L. Wright (Princeton U. & Cornell U., Astron. Dept. & Canadian Inst. Theor. Astrophys. & NASA, Goddard & Johns Hopkins U. & Texas U., Astron. Dept. & Chicago U., Astron. Astrophys. Ctr. & KICP, Chicago & Chicago U., EFI & Pennsylvania U. & British Columbia U. & Brown U. & UCLA & SSAI, Lanham).
    HEP Record [arXiv: astro-ph/0603449]
    [1032 Total citations in HEP]
  22. 76
    Macroscopic strings as heavy quarks in large N gauge theory and anti-de Sitter supergravity
    By Soo-Jong Rey, Jung-Tay Yee (Seoul Natl. U.).
    Published in:Eur.Phys.J.C22:379-394,2001 [arXiv: hep-th/9803001]
    [458 Total citations in HEP]
  23. 75
    Flux compactifications in string theory: A Comprehensive review
    By Mariana Grana (Ecole Normale Superieure & Ecole Polytechnique, CPHT).
    Published in:Phys.Rept.423:91-158,2006 [arXiv: hep-th/0509003]
    [106 Total citations in HEP]
  24. 75
    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]
    [3028 Total citations in HEP]
  25. 72
    Black Holes in Higher Dimensional Space-Times
    By Robert C. Myers, M.J. Perry (Princeton U.).
    Published in:Annals Phys.172:304,1986
    [630 Total citations in HEP]
  26. 71
    Quantized space-time
    By Hartland S. Snyder (Northwestern U.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.71:38-41,1947
    [538 Total citations in HEP]
  27. 70
    Quantization of four form fluxes and dynamical neutralization of the cosmological constant
    By Raphael Bousso (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.), Joseph Polchinski (Santa Barbara, KITP).
    Published in:JHEP 0006:006,2000 [arXiv: hep-th/0004134]
    [335 Total citations in HEP]
  28. 70
    Bubbling AdS space and 1/2 BPS geometries
    By Hai Lin (Princeton U.), Oleg Lunin, Juan M. Maldacena (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study).
    Published in:JHEP 0410:025,2004 [arXiv: hep-th/0409174]
    [162 Total citations in HEP]
  29. 69
    Towards inflation in string theory
    By Shamit Kachru (Stanford U., Phys. Dept. & SLAC), Renata Kallosh, Andrei Linde (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.), Juan M. Maldacena (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study), Liam McAllister (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.), Sandip P. Trivedi (Tata Inst.).
    Published in:JCAP 0310:013,2003 [arXiv: hep-th/0308055]
    [348 Total citations in HEP]
  30. 66
    CFT's from Calabi-Yau four folds
    By Sergei Gukov (Princeton U.), Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.), Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study).
    Published in:Nucl.Phys.B584:69-108,2000, Erratum-ibid.B608:477-478,2001 [arXiv: hep-th/9906070]
    [395 Total citations in HEP]
  31. 66
    Black hole attractors and the topological string
    By Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech), Andrew Strominger, Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U., Phys. Dept.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.D70:106007,2004 [arXiv: hep-th/0405146]
    [162 Total citations in HEP]
  32. 66
    The Anthropic landscape of string theory
    By Leonard Susskind (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.).
    HEP Record [arXiv: hep-th/0302219]
    [323 Total citations in HEP]
  33. 65
    M theory as a matrix model: A Conjecture
    By Tom Banks (Rutgers U., Piscataway), W. Fischler (Texas U.), S.H. Shenker (Rutgers U., Piscataway), Leonard Susskind (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.D55:5112-5128,1997 [arXiv: hep-th/9610043]
    [1612 Total citations in HEP]
  34. 64
    Hidden symmetries of the AdS(5) x S**5 superstring
    By Iosif Bena (UCLA), Joseph Polchinski (Santa Barbara, KITP), Radu Roiban (UC, Santa Barbara).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.D69:046002,2004 [arXiv: hep-th/0305116]
    [222 Total citations in HEP]
  35. 63
    Microscopic origin of the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy
    By Andrew Strominger (UC, Santa Barbara), Cumrun Vafa (Harvard U.).
    Published in:Phys.Lett.B379:99-104,1996 [arXiv: hep-th/9601029]
    [1084 Total citations in HEP]
  36. 61
    Bethe ansatz for quantum strings
    By Gleb Arutyunov (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst. & Steklov Math. Inst., Moscow), Sergey Frolov (SUNY, Utica/Rome & Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.), Matthias Staudacher (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.).
    Published in:JHEP 0410:016,2004 [arXiv: hep-th/0406256]
    [146 Total citations in HEP]
  37. 60
    Dielectric branes
    By Robert C. Myers (Santa Barbara, KITP & McGill U.).
    Published in:JHEP 9912:022,1999 [arXiv: hep-th/9910053]
    [589 Total citations in HEP]
  38. 59
    N=2 extremal black holes
    By Sergio Ferrara (CERN), Renata Kallosh (Stanford U., Phys. Dept.), Andrew Strominger (UC, Santa Barbara).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.D52:5412-5416,1995 [arXiv: hep-th/9508072]
    [314 Total citations in HEP]
  39. 59
    On a Lorentz-invariant interpretation of noncommutative space-time and its implications on noncommutative QFT
    By M. Chaichian (Helsinki U. & Helsinki Inst. of Phys.), P.P. Kulish (Steklov Math. Inst., St. Petersburg), K. Nishijima (Helsinki U. & Helsinki Inst. of Phys. & Nishina Memorial Found., Tokyo), A. Tureanu (Helsinki U. & Helsinki Inst. of Phys.).
    Published in:Phys.Lett.B604:98-102,2004 [arXiv: hep-th/0408069]
    [111 Total citations in HEP]
  40. 59
    A Planar Diagram Theory for Strong Interactions
    By Gerard 't Hooft (CERN).
    Published in:Nucl.Phys.B72:461,1974
    [2491 Total citations in HEP]
  41. 58
    A Stress tensor for Anti-de Sitter gravity
    By Vijay Balasubramanian (Harvard U. & UC, Santa Barbara), Per Kraus (Chicago U., EFI).
    Published in:Commun.Math.Phys.208:413-428,1999 [arXiv: hep-th/9902121]
    [341 Total citations in HEP]
  42. 57
    Adding flavor to AdS / CFT
    By Andreas Karch, Emanuel Katz (Washington U., Seattle).
    Published in:JHEP 0206:043,2002 [arXiv: hep-th/0205236]
    [153 Total citations in HEP]
  43. 55
    Electric - magnetic duality, monopole condensation, and confinement in N=2 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory
    By N. Seiberg (Rutgers U., Piscataway & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study), Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study).
    Published in:Nucl.Phys.B426:19-52,1994, Erratum-ibid.B430:485-486,1994 [arXiv: hep-th/9407087]
    [1833 Total citations in HEP]
  44. 54
    Long-range psu(2,2|4) Bethe Ansatze for gauge theory and strings
    By Niklas Beisert (Princeton U.), Matthias Staudacher (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.).
    Published in:Nucl.Phys.B727:1-62,2005 [arXiv: hep-th/0504190]
    [86 Total citations in HEP]
  45. 53
    The Dilatation operator of conformal N=4 superYang-Mills theory
    By N. Beisert, C. Kristjansen, M. Staudacher (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.).
    Published in:Nucl.Phys.B664:131-184,2003 [arXiv: hep-th/0303060]
    [258 Total citations in HEP]
  46. 53
    A Novel long range spin chain and planar N=4 super Yang-Mills
    By N. Beisert, V. Dippel, M. Staudacher (Potsdam, Max Planck Inst.).
    Published in:JHEP 0407:075,2004 [arXiv: hep-th/0405001]
    [149 Total citations in HEP]
  47. 53
    Deforming field theories with U(1) x U(1) global symmetry and their gravity duals
    By Oleg Lunin, Juan M. Maldacena (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study).
    Published in:JHEP 0505:033,2005 [arXiv: hep-th/0502086]
    [109 Total citations in HEP]
  48. 53
    Superconformal field theory on three-branes at a Calabi-Yau singularity
    By Igor R. Klebanov, Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study).
    Published in:Nucl.Phys.B536:199-218,1998 [arXiv: hep-th/9807080]
    [418 Total citations in HEP]
  49. 52
    A Gravity theory on noncommutative spaces
    By Paolo Aschieri (Piemonte Orientale U., Alessandria & INFN, Turin), Christian Blohmann (IUB, Bremen & UC, Berkeley, Math. Dept.), Marija Dimitrijevic (Munich U. & Munich, Max Planck Inst. & Belgrade U.), Frank Meyer (Munich U. & Munich, Max Planck Inst.), Peter Schupp (IUB, Bremen), Julius Wess (Munich U. & Munich, Max Planck Inst.).
    Published in:Class.Quant.Grav.22:3511-3532,2005 [arXiv: hep-th/0504183]
    [76 Total citations in HEP]
  50. 52
    Dirichlet Branes and Ramond-Ramond charges
    By Joseph Polchinski (Santa Barbara, KITP).
    Published in:Phys.Rev.Lett.75:4724-4727,1995 [arXiv: hep-th/9510017]
    [1546 Total citations in HEP]