Top Physics Departments - Rank by Specialties:

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
1. U of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
2. Cornell Univ (NY)
3. Harvard Univ (MA)
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5. Stanford Univ (CA)
6. U of California–Santa Barbara
7. U of California–Berkeley
8. Princeton Univ (NJ)
9. U of Chicago
10. California Institute of Technology
11. U of California–San Diego
12. Pennsylvania State Univ–University Park
     Univ of Maryland–College Park
     Yale Univ (CT)
15. Columbia Univ (NY)
16. Univ of Pennsylvania
17. Ohio State Univ
18. U of Minnesota–Twin Cities
19. U of Michigan–Ann Arbor
      U of Texas–Austin
21. Rutgers State Univ–New Brunswick (NJ)

Physics Specialties: Cosmology/Relativity/Gravity
1. California Institute of Technology
2. U of Chicago
3. Princeton Univ (NJ)
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5. Harvard Univ (MA)
6. U of California–Berkeley
7. Stanford Univ (CA)
8. U of California–Santa Barbara
9. Pennsylvania State Univ–University Park
10. U of Texas–Austin
11. Cornell Univ (NY)
12. Ohio State Univ
    U of California–Davis
    U of California–Santa Cruz
    U of Maryland–College Park

Source: US News 2007

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