Universities Organized by Research Area

moon
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Universities Organized by Research Area

Postby moon » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:19 pm

Hi everyone. I haven't posted much in this forum, but I've realized that I frequently perform searches for research topics and what schools have graduate programs in those topics. I would like to start a thread that amalgamates all of this knowledge so people have a good idea of what schools to apply to for their prime research interest. So, I will organize lists of schools for each major research area for which they have an established department. Please let me know if a better resource for this already exists!

I will try to annotate each school with the particular strain of research they do; i.e., LQG = loop quantum gravity, QO = quantum optics...
I feel that they should be ordered by relative prominence in the respective area of research. The number in parenthesis will indicate roughly the number of faculty per research area.

THEORY
HEP-th
  • U Waterloo
  • Stanford
  • UCSB
  • UCB
  • Penn State
  • UCLA
  • Brown
CMT
  • UCSB (13)
  • UIUC (10)
  • MIT (9)
  • U Minnesota (7)
Th- AMO
Th- Cosmology
  • UCSC
Th- Astrophysics

EXPERIMENT
AMO
  • U Colorado, Boulder
  • U Rochester
  • Laval University
  • U Arizona
Biophysics
HEP-ex
  • U Chicago
  • Stanford
CME
  • UIUC (24)
  • UCSB (14)
  • U Minnesota (13)
  • MIT (8)
  • UCSD
  • UCI
  • UCB
Plasma
  • Princeton
  • UCLA
  • MIT
  • U Maryland
  • UW Madison
Observational Astro
  • UCSC


Please help me add to the list or suggest better ways to organize this.
Last edited by moon on Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:56 am, edited 3 times in total.

Catria
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Re: Universities Organized by Research Area

Postby Catria » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:20 pm

CU-Boulder, Rochester, Arizona, Laval are major AMO experimental schools, whereas Wisconsin is a foremost plasma school. Of course, UIUC, UCSD, Minnesota are big condensed matter schools...

moon
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Re: Universities Organized by Research Area

Postby moon » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:31 am

Catria wrote:CU-Boulder, Rochester, Arizona, Laval are major AMO experimental schools, whereas Wisconsin is a foremost plasma school. Of course, UIUC, UCSD, Minnesota are big condensed matter schools...

Thanks! I'll be slowly updating this with more ivy league schools, annotations on subdisciplines, notable faculty, etc...




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