Best Quantum Physics Programs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is rated No. 1 in the US News ranking of Best Quantum Physics Programs (2011), followed by Harvard University in second place and California Institute of Technology in third place.

University of Colorado--Boulder is ranked 5th for quantum physics. In addition, U.S. News has ranked CU-Boulder's PhD program in atomic and molecular physics 1st in the nation. The University's graduate program in physics is one of the largest and strongest in the country, with leading research programs in essentially all areas of physics, including atomic, molecular, and optical physics, condensed matter and materials physics, elementary particle physics, and so on.

University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign is ranked 8th for quantum physics. The University has one of the biggest physics departments in the country. The breadth and diversity of its research programs offer an outstanding range of research options. Illinois has outstanding research facilities with state-of-the-art equipment for everything from the latest materials characterization and fabrication facilities to biological physics to quantum information to massively parallel computing.

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