Best Physics Universities

The 1st edition of Research.com ranking of top Physics universities is based on data collected from Microsoft Academic Graph on December 6th, 2021. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-index (Discipline H-index) values of all leading scientists affiliated with that university. D-index only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline. A leading scientist is a scholar with a D-index of at least 70 in an examined discipline. Show more

The ranking process involved a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers’ profiles from Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Physics, over 51,056 profiles were examined. Scientists from more than 648 institutions and affiliations were analyzed.

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Academic 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.

Please take into consideration that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation details featured on their Google Scholar profile.

World
National
University Details
Scholars
Σ Publications
Σ 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.
101 World 4 National Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen

Netherlands
Scholars 6 3,311 Σ H-Index 643
102 World 6 National Collège de France

Collège de France

France
Scholars 7 2,400 Σ H-Index 640
103 World 2 National Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology

Barcelona Institute for Science and Technology

Spain
Scholars 7 3,106 Σ H-Index 625
104 World 44 National University of Oregon

University of Oregon

United States
Scholars 4 3,276 Σ H-Index 625
105 World 3 National University of Victoria

University of Victoria

Canada
Scholars 7 2,330 Σ H-Index 621
106 World 5 National Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Germany
Scholars 7 2,222 Σ H-Index 615
107 World 45 National Syracuse University

Syracuse University

United States
Scholars 5 4,051 Σ H-Index 610
108 World 46 National University of Delaware

University of Delaware

United States
Scholars 7 2,110 Σ H-Index 606
109 World 47 National New York University

New York University

United States
Scholars 6 1,366 Σ H-Index 606
110 World 16 National King's College London

King's College London

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 3,054 Σ H-Index 596
111 World 48 National Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 6 1,563 Σ H-Index 586
112 World 49 National Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

United States
Scholars 7 2,134 Σ H-Index 583
113 World 50 National Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

United States
Scholars 5 3,295 Σ H-Index 579
114 World 51 National University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh

United States
Scholars 6 2,011 Σ H-Index 567
115 World 1 National National Autonomous University of Mexico

National Autonomous University of Mexico

Mexico
Scholars 6 2,038 Σ H-Index 566
116 World 17 National University of Warwick

University of Warwick

United Kingdom
Scholars 7 2,568 Σ H-Index 563
117 World 4 National University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

Canada
Scholars 6 2,058 Σ H-Index 549
118 World 52 National Brown University

Brown University

United States
Scholars 4 3,030 Σ H-Index 542
119 World 2 National University of Innsbruck

University of Innsbruck

Austria
Scholars 5 1,966 Σ H-Index 534
120 World 6 National University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Germany
Scholars 5 2,947 Σ H-Index 524
121 World 18 National University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 2,234 Σ H-Index 519
122 World 53 National Florida State University

Florida State University

United States
Scholars 4 2,372 Σ H-Index 517
123 World 7 National University of Stuttgart

University of Stuttgart

Germany
Scholars 6 1,746 Σ H-Index 510
124 World 1 National Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Chile
Scholars 5 1,946 Σ H-Index 505
125 World 54 National University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma

United States
Scholars 4 2,445 Σ H-Index 499
126 World 5 National University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Australia
Scholars 6 1,532 Σ H-Index 494
127 World 55 National Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University

United States
Scholars 6 1,739 Σ H-Index 493
128 World 3 National Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel
Scholars 5 1,771 Σ H-Index 485
129 World 19 National University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

United Kingdom
Scholars 6 1,484 Σ H-Index 471
130 World 6 National UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney

Australia
Scholars 5 1,885 Σ H-Index 456
131 World 56 National Arizona State University

Arizona State University

United States
Scholars 5 2,234 Σ H-Index 452
132 World 7 National École Normale Supérieure

École Normale Supérieure

France
Scholars 6 1,509 Σ H-Index 451
133 World 57 National Iowa State University

Iowa State University

United States
Scholars 5 2,000 Σ H-Index 450
134 World 58 National University of Utah

University of Utah

United States
Scholars 5 1,170 Σ H-Index 449
135 World 8 National University of Würzburg

University of Würzburg

Germany
Scholars 5 2,899 Σ H-Index 443
136 World 20 National University of Exeter

University of Exeter

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 1,113 Σ H-Index 442
137 World 7 National Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Australia
Scholars 5 1,378 Σ H-Index 440
138 World 59 National University of Iowa

University of Iowa

United States
Scholars 4 2,600 Σ H-Index 436
139 World 60 National Georgia State University

Georgia State University

United States
Scholars 6 1,252 Σ H-Index 433
140 World 2 National University of Hong Kong

University of Hong Kong

China
Scholars 4 1,781 Σ H-Index 429
141 World 5 National University of Basel

University of Basel

Switzerland
Scholars 5 1,840 Σ H-Index 426
142 World 61 National University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

United States
Scholars 4 2,218 Σ H-Index 423
143 World 62 National The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington

United States
Scholars 2 2,825 Σ H-Index 414
144 World 21 National Keele University

Keele University

United Kingdom
Scholars 5 1,735 Σ H-Index 413
145 World 63 National University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

United States
Scholars 4 1,162 Σ H-Index 413
146 World 3 National Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

China
Scholars 4 1,537 Σ H-Index 406
147 World 1 National Aalto University

Aalto University

Finland
Scholars 4 1,672 Σ H-Index 400
148 World 8 National University of Strasbourg

University of Strasbourg

France
Scholars 4 1,185 Σ H-Index 395
149 World 9 National RWTH Aachen University

RWTH Aachen University

Germany
Scholars 4 1,769 Σ H-Index 394
150 World 3 National University of Barcelona

University of Barcelona

Spain
Scholars 4 1,062 Σ H-Index 394
151 World 1 National University of the Western Cape

University of the Western Cape

South Africa
Scholars 3 1,828 Σ H-Index 392
152 World 10 National Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Germany
Scholars 4 1,498 Σ H-Index 390
153 World 2 National Stockholm University

Stockholm University

Sweden
Scholars 4 1,296 Σ H-Index 389
154 World 5 National Osaka University

Osaka University

Japan
Scholars 5 2,059 Σ H-Index 387
155 World 6 National University of Trieste

University of Trieste

Italy
Scholars 3 1,636 Σ H-Index 385
156 World 5 National University of Ottawa

University of Ottawa

Canada
Scholars 4 2,094 Σ H-Index 383
157 World 1 National University of Belgrade

University of Belgrade

Serbia
Scholars 2 1,987 Σ H-Index 378
158 World 1 National University of Porto

University of Porto

Portugal
Scholars 4 1,275 Σ H-Index 377
159 World 8 National Monash University

Monash University

Australia
Scholars 4 1,296 Σ H-Index 376
160 World 7 National University of Rome Tor Vergata

University of Rome Tor Vergata

Italy
Scholars 4 1,368 Σ H-Index 375
161 World 11 National Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Germany
Scholars 4 1,988 Σ H-Index 364
162 World 3 National Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark
Scholars 4 1,210 Σ H-Index 360
163 World 4 National University of Valencia

University of Valencia

Spain
Scholars 4 1,438 Σ H-Index 357
164 World 5 National Autonomous University of Madrid

Autonomous University of Madrid

Spain
Scholars 4 1,320 Σ H-Index 354
165 World 64 National Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology

United States
Scholars 4 1,172 Σ H-Index 353
166 World 12 National University of Cologne

University of Cologne

Germany
Scholars 4 1,224 Σ H-Index 347
167 World 1 National National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore

Singapore
Scholars 4 1,491 Σ H-Index 346
168 World 9 National University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Australia
Scholars 4 949 Σ H-Index 338
169 World 65 National University of Alabama in Huntsville

University of Alabama in Huntsville

United States
Scholars 4 1,385 Σ H-Index 337
170 World 13 National Ruhr University Bochum

Ruhr University Bochum

Germany
Scholars 4 2,316 Σ H-Index 335
171 World 22 National University of Bristol

University of Bristol

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 947 Σ H-Index 331
172 World 66 National University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

United States
Scholars 4 852 Σ H-Index 330
173 World 1 National KU Leuven

KU Leuven

Belgium
Scholars 4 1,715 Σ H-Index 327
174 World 6 National McMaster University

McMaster University

Canada
Scholars 4 1,157 Σ H-Index 325
175 World 67 National University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming

United States
Scholars 3 880 Σ H-Index 319
176 World 68 National City University of New York

City University of New York

United States
Scholars 3 1,800 Σ H-Index 317
177 World 23 National University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

United Kingdom
Scholars 4 1,320 Σ H-Index 313
178 World 14 National TU Darmstadt

TU Darmstadt

Germany
Scholars 4 1,277 Σ H-Index 313
179 World 6 National Waseda University

Waseda University

Japan
Scholars 3 1,033 Σ H-Index 312
180 World 2 National University of Turku

University of Turku

Finland
Scholars 4 1,075 Σ H-Index 311
181 World 10 National Curtin University

Curtin University

Australia
Scholars 4 1,062 Σ H-Index 306
182 World 69 National West Virginia University

West Virginia University

United States
Scholars 3 1,012 Σ H-Index 299
183 World 70 National Catholic University of America

Catholic University of America

United States
Scholars 4 834 Σ H-Index 295
184 World 1 National Seoul National University

Seoul National University

South Korea
Scholars 4 1,280 Σ H-Index 289
185 World 2 National Ghent University

Ghent University

Belgium
Scholars 3 1,494 Σ H-Index 285
186 World 24 National University of Bath

University of Bath

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 839 Σ H-Index 283
187 World 15 National University of Ulm

University of Ulm

Germany
Scholars 3 1,177 Σ H-Index 281
188 World 6 National University of the Basque Country

University of the Basque Country

Spain
Scholars 3 1,164 Σ H-Index 280
189 World 3 National University of Antwerp

University of Antwerp

Belgium
Scholars 2 2,542 Σ H-Index 280
190 World 7 National McGill University

McGill University

Canada
Scholars 3 1,299 Σ H-Index 276
191 World 71 National University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico

United States
Scholars 3 929 Σ H-Index 271
192 World 8 National University of Florence

University of Florence

Italy
Scholars 3 999 Σ H-Index 269
193 World 8 National York University

York University

Canada
Scholars 2 827 Σ H-Index 269
194 World 3 National Lund University

Lund University

Sweden
Scholars 3 704 Σ H-Index 268
195 World 16 National University of Freiburg

University of Freiburg

Germany
Scholars 2 1,184 Σ H-Index 260
196 World 72 National Drexel University

Drexel University

United States
Scholars 2 676 Σ H-Index 260
197 World 25 National University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

United Kingdom
Scholars 3 991 Σ H-Index 257
198 World 4 National Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University

China
Scholars 3 1,188 Σ H-Index 256
199 World 73 National Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

United States
Scholars 3 519 Σ H-Index 255
200 World 1 National National Taiwan University

National Taiwan University

Taiwan
Scholars 2 1,640 Σ H-Index 254

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