Physics Specialties



Physics Specialty Rankings: Atomic / Molecular / Optical

Ranked in 2008

1 University of Colorado--Boulder Boulder, CO
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
3 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
4 Stanford University Stanford, CA
5 University of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD
6 University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
7 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
8 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
9 Rice University Houston, TX
University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA


Physics Specialty Rankings: Condensed Matter

Ranked in 2008

1 University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
3 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
4 University of California--Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
5 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
6 Stanford University Stanford, CA
7 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA
8 Princeton University Princeton, NJ
9 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
10 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
University of California--San Diego La Jolla, CA


Physics Specialty Rankings: Cosmology / Relativity / Gravity

Ranked in 2008

1 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
2 Princeton University Princeton, NJ
3 University of Chicago Chicago, IL
4 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA
5 Stanford University Stanford, CA
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
7 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
8 University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX
9 Pennsylvania State University--University Park University Park, PA
10 Cornell University Ithaca, NY


Physics Specialty Rankings: Elementary Particles / Field / String Theory

Ranked in 2008

1 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
3 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
4 Princeton University Princeton, NJ
5 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA
6 Stanford University Stanford, CA
7 University of California--Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
University of Chicago Chicago, IL
9 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
10 Columbia University New York, NY


Physics Specialty Rankings: Nuclear

Ranked in 2008

1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
2 Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
3 University of Washington Seattle, WA
4 SUNY--Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY
5 Yale University New Haven, CT
6 Columbia University New York, NY
Indiana University--Bloomington Bloomington, IN
8 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL
10 University of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD


Physics Specialty Rankings: Plasma

Ranked in 2008

1 Princeton University Princeton, NJ
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
University of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD
University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI
5 University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX
6 University of California--Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
7 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA
University of California--San Diego La Jolla, CA


Physics Specialty Rankings: Quantum

Ranked in 2008

1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
2 Harvard University Cambridge, MA
3 California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA
4 Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Stanford University Stanford, CA
University of Colorado--Boulder Boulder, CO
7 University of California--Berkeley Berkeley, CA
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL
9 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
University of Maryland--College Park College Park, MD

‘‘


Physics Specialties: Atomic/Molecular/Optical
Ranked in 2006*
1. University of Colorado–Boulder
2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3. Harvard University (MA)
4. Stanford University (CA)
5. California Institute of Technology
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
7. University of California–Berkeley
8. University of Arizona
9. Rice University (TX)
10. University of Maryland–College Park
  University of Rochester (NY)
  University of Texas–Austin
13. University of Washington
14. Kansas State University
  Princeton University (NJ)
16. University of Virginia
  Yale University (CT)
Physics Specialties: Condensed Matter
Ranked in 2006*
1. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
2. Cornell University (NY)
3. Harvard University (MA)
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5. Stanford University (CA)
6. University of California–Santa Barbara
7. University of California–Berkeley
8. Princeton University (NJ)
9. University of Chicago
10. California Institute of Technology
11. University of California–San Diego
12. Pennsylvania State University–University Park
  University of Maryland–College Park
  Yale University (CT)
15. Columbia University (NY)
16. University of Pennsylvania
17. Ohio State University
18. University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
19. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
  University of Texas–Austin
21. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ)
Physics Specialties: Cosmology/Relativity/Gravity
Ranked in 2006*
1. California Institute of Technology
2. University of Chicago
3. Princeton University (NJ)
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5. Harvard University (MA)
6. University of California–Berkeley
7. Stanford University (CA)
8. University of California–Santa Barbara
9. Pennsylvania State University–University Park
10. University of Texas–Austin
11. Cornell University (NY)
12. Ohio State University
  University of California–Davis
  University of California–Santa Cruz
  University of Maryland–College Park
Physics Specialties: Elementary Particles/Fields/String Theory
Ranked in 2006*
1. Princeton University (NJ)
2. California Institute of Technology
  Stanford University (CA)
4. Harvard University (MA)
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6. University of California–Berkeley
7. University of Chicago
8. University of California–Santa Barbara
9. Cornell University (NY)
10. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
11. Columbia University (NY)
12. University of Wisconsin–Madison
13. Rutgers State University–New Brunswick (NJ)
14. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
15. SUNY–Stony Brook
  University of Texas–Austin
17. University of Washington
Physics Specialties: Nuclear
Ranked in 2006*
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Michigan State University
  University of Washington
4. SUNY–Stony Brook
5. California Institute of Technology
  Yale University (CT)
7. Indiana University–Bloomington
8. Columbia University (NY)
9. University of California–Berkeley
10. University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
11. Duke University (NC)
12. University of Maryland–College Park
13. Florida State University
  Ohio State University
  University of Notre Dame (IN)
16. Texas A&M University–College Station
17. College of William and Mary (VA)
Physics Specialties: Plasma
Ranked in 2006*
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Princeton University (NJ)
3. University of California–Los Angeles
4. University of Wisconsin–Madison
5. University of Maryland–College Park
6. University of California–San Diego
7. University of Texas–Austin
8. Columbia University (NY)
  University of Iowa
10. University of Colorado–Boulder
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
Physics Specialties: Quantum
Ranked in 2006*
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Harvard University (MA)
3. California Institute of Technology
4. Stanford University (CA)
5. University of California–Berkeley
6. University of California–Santa Barbara
  University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
8. Princeton University (NJ)
9. Yale University (CT)
10. Cornell University (NY)
  University of Colorado–Boulder
  University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
  University of Maryland–College Park