Best Physics Scientists in United States

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Physics scientists is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. Show more

Our best scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Physics, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Physics, over 51,056 profiles were examined.

The D-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 70 if most of their publications are in the field of Physics. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The D-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist's general H-index and their D-index.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking we believe that numbers are never meant to be an absolute measure to quantify the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page .

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National D-index 269 Citations 323,475 1,284
2 World 2 National D-index 252 Citations 394,160 1,525
3 World 3 National D-index 251 Citations 413,256 2,368
4 World 4 National D-index 223 Citations 309,377 1,789
6 World 5 National D-index 221 Citations 269,231 1,817
9 World 6 National D-index 214 Citations 284,897 1,376
12 World 7 National D-index 209 Citations 246,159 393
14 World 8 National D-index 208 Citations 248,566 491
21 World 9 National D-index 200 Citations 242,338 1,380
23 World 11 National D-index 200 Citations 259,080 1,449
25 World 10 National D-index 200 Citations 264,428 1,671
27 World 12 National D-index 198 Citations 200,645 1,693
28 World 14 National D-index 198 Citations 210,488 707
30 World 13 National D-index 198 Citations 200,629 1,304
31 World 17 National D-index 197 Citations 192,302 1,732
32 World 15 National D-index 197 Citations 176,289 1,408
33 World 16 National D-index 197 Citations 207,183 544
34 World 18 National D-index 197 Citations 209,088 1,605
35 World 22 National D-index 196 Citations 200,534 1,712
36 World 21 National D-index 196 Citations 196,310 1,638
39 World 20 National D-index 196 Citations 205,228 1,534
40 World 19 National D-index 196 Citations 204,395 1,533
41 World 24 National D-index 195 Citations 254,256 1,495
42 World 27 National D-index 195 Citations 247,347 501
43 World 23 National D-index 195 Citations 191,815 1,602
44 World 26 National D-index 195 Citations 232,760 805
46 World 25 National D-index 195 Citations 192,234 1,617
47 World 28 National D-index 194 Citations 182,030 670
49 World 29 National D-index 193 Citations 179,301 1,354
50 World 30 National D-index 193 Citations 194,388 1,323
51 World 31 National D-index 192 Citations 217,122 505
52 World 35 National D-index 192 Citations 181,468 1,509
53 World 32 National D-index 192 Citations 219,926 1,314
55 World 34 National D-index 192 Citations 186,932 1,603
56 World 33 National D-index 192 Citations 181,163 1,239
58 World 36 National D-index 190 Citations 195,269 364
59 World 37 National D-index 190 Citations 245,072 852
61 World 38 National D-index 189 Citations 207,135 1,747
62 World 41 National D-index 189 Citations 239,110 1,041
63 World 39 National D-index 189 Citations 193,626 1,593
66 World 40 National D-index 189 Citations 238,423 1,258
67 World 42 National D-index 188 Citations 162,717 1,449
68 World 43 National D-index 188 Citations 175,428 1,194
69 World 44 National D-index 188 Citations 176,014 1,253
71 World 46 National D-index 188 Citations 187,117 1,281
72 World 45 National D-index 188 Citations 182,666 1,597
73 World 47 National D-index 187 Citations 174,188 1,451
75 World 49 National D-index 186 Citations 220,877 741
77 World 48 National D-index 186 Citations 166,762 1,278
78 World 50 National D-index 185 Citations 173,624 1,417
79 World 52 National D-index 185 Citations 210,588 1,262
80 World 53 National D-index 185 Citations 177,877 1,285
82 World 51 National D-index 185 Citations 168,721 1,277
83 World 54 National D-index 184 Citations 169,032 1,283
87 World 55 National D-index 183 Citations 202,853 1,222
89 World 56 National D-index 183 Citations 169,417 1,270
90 World 57 National D-index 183 Citations 167,606 1,273
92 World 58 National D-index 182 Citations 148,867 821
94 World 61 National D-index 182 Citations 160,661 1,118
95 World 59 National D-index 182 Citations 162,703 1,099
96 World 60 National D-index 182 Citations 160,513 1,125
102 World 62 National D-index 179 Citations 153,998 1,015
103 World 63 National D-index 179 Citations 154,781 1,018
105 World 65 National D-index 179 Citations 168,560 1,218
106 World 67 National D-index 179 Citations 117,357 809
107 World 68 National D-index 179 Citations 157,086 1,143
108 World 64 National D-index 179 Citations 201,365 590
109 World 66 National D-index 179 Citations 159,535 1,235
111 World 69 National D-index 178 Citations 167,870 907
112 World 70 National D-index 178 Citations 204,483 1,324
113 World 73 National D-index 177 Citations 211,932 642
114 World 71 National D-index 177 Citations 106,178 661
115 World 72 National D-index 177 Citations 115,157 600
118 World 74 National D-index 175 Citations 161,214 1,024
119 World 75 National D-index 174 Citations 200,535 718
121 World 76 National D-index 172 Citations 175,699 536
122 World 77 National D-index 172 Citations 126,920 619
124 World 80 National D-index 171 Citations 151,761 533
125 World 79 National D-index 171 Citations 280,890 695
126 World 78 National D-index 171 Citations 214,508 843
127 World 81 National D-index 170 Citations 206,917 968
128 World 82 National D-index 168 Citations 114,639 533
131 World 83 National D-index 167 Citations 139,122 898
133 World 84 National D-index 166 Citations 138,747 1,041
136 World 85 National D-index 165 Citations 124,548 667
139 World 86 National D-index 164 Citations 94,858 341
141 World 87 National D-index 163 Citations 171,180 409
142 World 89 National D-index 163 Citations 83,829 544
144 World 88 National D-index 163 Citations 97,021 428
146 World 90 National D-index 162 Citations 123,672 574
154 World 91 National D-index 160 Citations 123,707 743
155 World 92 National D-index 160 Citations 133,660 776
158 World 93 National D-index 159 Citations 79,225 494
159 World 94 National D-index 158 Citations 107,373 461
160 World 95 National D-index 158 Citations 131,116 658
168 World 96 National D-index 156 Citations 131,271 672
173 World 97 National D-index 156 Citations 118,308 851
175 World 100 National D-index 155 Citations 131,841 502
176 World 101 National D-index 155 Citations 156,529 419
177 World 98 National D-index 155 Citations 121,317 532

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