Best Physics Programs by Specialties

Ranking of Best American Physics Programs by Specialties:

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
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Michigan State Univ
U of Washington
4. SUNY–Stony Brook
5. California Institute of Technology
Yale Univ (CT)
7. Indiana Univ–Bloomington
8. Columbia Univ (NY)
9. U of California–Berkeley
10. U of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
11. Duke Univ (NC)
12. U of Maryland–College Park
13. Florida State Univ
Ohio State Univ
U of Notre Dame (IN)
16. Texas A&M Univ–College Station
17. College of William and Mary (VA)

Physics Specialties: Plasma
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Princeton Univ (NJ)
3. U of California–Los Angeles
4. U of Wisconsin–Madison
5. U of Maryland–College Park
6. U of California–San Diego
7. U of Texas–Austin
8. Columbia Univ (NY)
U of Iowa
10. U of Colorado–Boulder
U of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Physics Specialties: Quantum
1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2. Harvard Uni (MA)
3. California Institute of Technology
4. Stanford Uni (CA)
5. U of California–Berkeley
6. U of California–Santa Barbara
U of Michigan–Ann Arbor
8. Princeton Uni (NJ)
9. Yale Uni (CT)
10. Cornell Uni (NY)
U of Colorado–Boulder
U of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
U of Maryland–College Park

Source: US News and World Report 2006

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