California Institute of Technology

California Institute of Technology

- Physics Ranking

United States Established: 1891 Scholars: 86
Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Physics discipline and affiliated with California Institute of Technology. There are a total of 86 researchers included with 36 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in California Institute of Technology is 8,887 with a mean value for the h-index of 103.34. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in California Institute of Technology is 30,507 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 354.73.

Overview

The California Institute of Technology, also known as Caltech, is located in Pasadena, California. As a private research university, it has earned many accolades for scientific and practical innovations developed in its halls by notable figures associated with the university.

Founded in 1891, it started out as a vocational and preparatory school. The institution was originally called Throop University after its founder Amos G. Throop. It underwent two other renamings—Throop Polytechnic Institute and Throop College of Technology—before it became the California Institute of Technology in 1920. Since taking on its current name, Caltech expanded its once vocational-focused offerings.

Its reputation grew in the 1920s, grabbing national limelight in the process. The institute attracted many scientific luminaries, among them the likes of Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger, to visit. This is all thanks to the efforts of the triumvirate leadership of George Ellery Hale, Arthur Amos Noyes, and Robert Millikan who are all scientists. The latter is also the recipient of a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923.

Caltech has achieved great acclaim and it is recognized all over the world as a top university. It has been called home by many Nobel laureates especially Linus Pauling, the only person to win two Nobel Prizes in history. There are 79 Nobel laureates affiliated with Caltech. These include alumni Robert W. Wilson and Eric Betzig, and faculty members Richard Feynmann and Kip Thorne.

Today, Caltech has retained its vocational heritage while expanding its focus on engineering and science. It currently has six academic divisions: (1) Biology and Biological Engineering, (2) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, (3) Engineering and Applied Science, (4) Geological and Planetary Science, (5) Humanities and Social Sciences, and (6) Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy. These divisions are steeped in Caltech’s strong and vibrant research culture.

In fact, Caltech is home to over 50 research centers and institutes, including the famed Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Moreover, faculty and students are given access to a wide variety of research facilities, from gene sequencing to brain imaging. Also, it provides them access to the Large Hadron Collider.

The institute also offers academic and even career support. This is provided by Caltech Library services and its Office of Technology Transfers and Corporate Partnerships, respectively. The latter helps students bring their innovations to the market, resulting in many Caltech-born startups.

The California Institute of Technology also has strong programs in the humanities and social sciences. However, these programs draw heavy influences from the formal and natural sciences. This results in collaborative and interdisciplinary learning—the approach to research and teaching that Caltech espouses.
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
44 World 26 National T. J. Pearson

T. J. Pearson

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 195 Citations 232,760 805
67 World 42 National Harvey B Newman

Harvey B Newman

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 188 Citations 162,717 1,449
142 World 89 National Peter Capak

Peter Capak

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 163 Citations 83,829 544
158 World 93 National Nick Scoville

Nick Scoville

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 159 Citations 79,225 494
175 World 100 National George Helou

George Helou

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 155 Citations 131,841 502
177 World 98 National N. A. Robertson

N. A. Robertson

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 155 Citations 121,317 532
183 World 103 National Charles R. Lawrence

Charles R. Lawrence

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 154 Citations 161,518 448
190 World 106 National Philip F. Hopkins

Philip F. Hopkins

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 153 Citations 114,436 497
212 World 118 National Shrinivas R. Kulkarni

Shrinivas R. Kulkarni

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 148 Citations 81,627 723
217 World 122 National Charles C. Steidel

Charles C. Steidel

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 148 Citations 91,271 375
242 World 138 National Olivier Doré

Olivier Doré

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 145 Citations 180,400 356
286 World 164 National J. J. Bock

J. J. Bock

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 139 Citations 112,100 419
287 World 165 National James J. Bock

James J. Bock

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 139 Citations 109,657 547
347 World 200 National Daniel Stern

Daniel Stern

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 134 Citations 79,252 603
408 World 234 National E. J. Sanchez

E. J. Sanchez

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 128 Citations 99,050 777
431 World 240 National Lee Armus

Lee Armus

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 127 Citations 62,678 489
440 World 249 National Rana X. Adhikari

Rana X. Adhikari

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 126 Citations 87,006 377
442 World 253 National Kip S. Thorne

Kip S. Thorne

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 126 Citations 81,015 325
481 World 268 National Harry A. Atwater

Harry A. Atwater

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 122 Citations 69,344 543
504 World 285 National Lynne A. Hillenbrand

Lynne A. Hillenbrand

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 121 Citations 42,799 408
571 World 316 National Geoffrey A. Blake

Geoffrey A. Blake

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 117 Citations 40,466 428
572 World 318 National Amnon Yariv

Amnon Yariv

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 117 Citations 66,261 895
646 World 350 National Lihong V. Wang

Lihong V. Wang

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 113 Citations 54,147 623
689 World 367 National H. Yamamoto

H. Yamamoto

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 112 Citations 69,636 259
690 World 365 National Wallace L. W. Sargent

Wallace L. W. Sargent

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 112 Citations 38,597 335
693 World 361 National Michael E Zucker

Michael E Zucker

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 112 Citations 77,146 250
696 World 373 National D. C. Coyne

D. C. Coyne

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 112 Citations 70,034 277
759 World 411 National Fiona A. Harrison

Fiona A. Harrison

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 109 Citations 48,036 625
769 World 409 National David R. Ciardi

David R. Ciardi

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 109 Citations 53,953 443
776 World 414 National Mansi M. Kasliwal

Mansi M. Kasliwal

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 108 Citations 43,874 424
778 World 415 National Albert Lazzarini

Albert Lazzarini

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 108 Citations 69,101 234
812 World 433 National Ahmed H. Zewail

Ahmed H. Zewail

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 107 Citations 36,740 375
852 World 462 National Jason Surace

Jason Surace

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 106 Citations 43,750 300
907 World 483 National Edward J. Smith

Edward J. Smith

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 105 Citations 33,572 416
932 World 491 National Kerry J. Vahala

Kerry J. Vahala

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 104 Citations 46,414 371
934 World 486 National Leonidas A. Moustakas

Leonidas A. Moustakas

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 104 Citations 38,053 246
971 World 510 National Peter Eisenhardt

Peter Eisenhardt

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 103 Citations 46,138 278
1005 World 523 National F. C. Porter

F. C. Porter

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 102 Citations 40,868 711
1006 World 524 National Hirosi Ooguri

Hirosi Ooguri

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 102 Citations 48,476 228
1029 World 538 National Bruce T. Tsurutani

Bruce T. Tsurutani

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 101 Citations 35,777 510
1035 World 552 National D. G. Hitlin

D. G. Hitlin

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 101 Citations 34,686 680
1112 World 584 National Michele Vallisneri

Michele Vallisneri

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 99 Citations 55,952 218
1134 World 592 National Tom A. Barlow

Tom A. Barlow

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 98 Citations 35,154 211
1138 World 594 National Mark A. Scheel

Mark A. Scheel

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 98 Citations 46,241 281
1287 World 677 National S. E. Whitcomb

S. E. Whitcomb

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 95 Citations 52,635 164
1315 World 672 National Mark B. Wise

Mark B. Wise

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 95 Citations 46,098 290
1336 World 709 National Oskar Painter

Oskar Painter

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 94 Citations 35,994 253
1377 World 722 National Axel Scherer

Axel Scherer

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 93 Citations 41,170 446
1397 World 741 National R. W. P. Drever

R. W. P. Drever

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 93 Citations 39,647 190
1444 World 749 National Judith G. Cohen

Judith G. Cohen

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 92 Citations 27,644 247
1467 World 753 National John M. Carpenter

John M. Carpenter

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 92 Citations 37,733 198
1538 World 790 National Thomas G. Phillips

Thomas G. Phillips

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 90 Citations 25,020 394
1577 World 805 National Barry Simon

Barry Simon

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 89 Citations 55,914 229
1715 World 866 National Peter Goldreich

Peter Goldreich

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 88 Citations 35,721 171
1733 World 879 National Carl J. Grillmair

Carl J. Grillmair

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 87 Citations 46,175 200
1772 World 895 National John H. Schwarz

John H. Schwarz

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 87 Citations 41,769 228
1801 World 920 National Ted K. Wyder

Ted K. Wyder

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 86 Citations 30,886 156
1808 World 910 National B. T. Soifer

B. T. Soifer

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 86 Citations 31,266 276
1811 World 923 National Barry C. Barish

Barry C. Barish

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 86 Citations 31,048 338
1814 World 911 National Andrew E. Lange

Andrew E. Lange

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 86 Citations 38,209 314
1851 World 952 National Jessie L. Christiansen

Jessie L. Christiansen

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 85 Citations 30,647 212
1863 World 954 National Dariusz C. Lis

Dariusz C. Lis

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 85 Citations 19,934 309
1917 World 964 National S. G. Djorgovski

S. G. Djorgovski

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 84 Citations 29,225 272
1965 World 971 National Harry I. Teplitz

Harry I. Teplitz

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 84 Citations 29,472 217
1967 World 972 National Paul F. Goldsmith

Paul F. Goldsmith

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 84 Citations 23,486 322
1969 World 991 National J. N. Marx

J. N. Marx

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 84 Citations 47,007 128
2006 World 1011 National Eric E. Mamajek

Eric E. Mamajek

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 83 Citations 23,213 306
2040 World 1009 National Michael W. Werner

Michael W. Werner

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 83 Citations 27,811 313
2170 World 1107 National Lin Yan

Lin Yan

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 81 Citations 24,625 200
2286 World 1127 National John R. Stauffer

John R. Stauffer

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 80 Citations 21,728 190
2312 World 1153 National A. T. Crites

A. T. Crites

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 79 Citations 20,573 200
2355 World 1172 National Kathryn M. Zurek

Kathryn M. Zurek

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 79 Citations 22,132 166
2456 World 1231 National Ranga-Ram Chary

Ranga-Ram Chary

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 78 Citations 103,211 155
2615 World 1310 National D. Christopher Martin

D. Christopher Martin

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 76 Citations 25,233 157
2647 World 1300 National Petr Vogel

Petr Vogel

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 76 Citations 107,521 210
2800 World 1376 National Keith Matthews

Keith Matthews

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 74 Citations 20,805 226
2816 World 1400 National D. Stern

D. Stern

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 74 Citations 16,469 182
2837 World 1382 National Karl Forster

Karl Forster

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 74 Citations 24,860 129
2876 World 1413 National Frank J. Masci

Frank J. Masci

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 73 Citations 23,188 299
2941 World 1448 National Andrew J. Drake

Andrew J. Drake

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 73 Citations 19,424 209
2947 World 1427 National E. C. Stone

E. C. Stone

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 73 Citations 17,002 477
2953 World 1429 National Peter G. Friedman

Peter G. Friedman

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 73 Citations 24,084 120
2981 World 1451 National Patrick Morrissey

Patrick Morrissey

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 73 Citations 23,849 146
3043 World 1496 National Anthony C. S. Readhead

Anthony C. S. Readhead

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 72 Citations 19,374 197
3072 World 1511 National Sean Carey

Sean Carey

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 72 Citations 23,169 232
3078 World 1515 National Todd Small

Todd Small

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 72 Citations 26,721 118
3085 World 1484 National Peter Kalmus

Peter Kalmus

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 72 Citations 16,597 106
3121 World 1518 National David Crisp

David Crisp

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 71 Citations 13,609 147
3342 World 1596 National R. A. Mewaldt

R. A. Mewaldt

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 70 Citations 14,132 334
3354 World 1601 National Brian W. Grefenstette

Brian W. Grefenstette

California Institute of Technology, United States
D-index 70 Citations 17,401 190

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph D-Index >= 70 within the area of Physics. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.