Top 200 institutions with high affiliation articles in physics and astronomy

The table shows top institutions in physics and astronomy by their fractional count (FC) from high affiliation Nature Index articles* in the field from 2015 to 2018. Under the top institutions are their key contributors that have a FC greater than or equal to 1. Also shown is each institution's high affiliation article count (AC) in the field over the same period.

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RankInstitutionCountry / RegionFC 2015–18AC 2015–18
1 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN)Italy44.59567
INFN Section in Bologna4.40406
INFN Section in Roma3.67433
INFN Frascati National Laboratory (LNF)3.48418
INFN Section in Pisa3.47393
INFN Section in Torino2.99224
INFN Section in Padova2.98265
INFN Section in Bari2.47247
INFN Section in Napoli2.22347
INFN Section in Milano2.05241
INFN Section in Genova1.82380
INFN Section in Milano-Bicocca1.57187
INFN Section in Florence1.49192
INFN Section in Trieste1.42203
INFN Section in Ferrara1.3074
INFN Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS)1.2336
INFN Section in Roma Tor Vergata1.21256
INFN Section in Pavia1.20304
INFN Southern National Laboratory (LNS)1.0215
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research CentresGermany24.95486
German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)14.44388
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)5.39177
Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research GmbH (GSI)2.6138
Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)1.3315
3 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)Switzerland24.61446
Department of Physics, CERN1.9341
4 Max Planck SocietyGermany18.31433
Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics (MPIK)4.1789
Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP)3.52223
Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE)2.4934
Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA)2.2324
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (AEI)1.7422
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIFR)1.5435
5 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)China11.28379
Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), CAS7.25330
Institute of Modern Physics (IMP), CAS1.0618
6 National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI)Russia10.25460
Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEP), NRCKI3.81417
Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI), NRCKI2.88406
A.I. Alikhanov Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), NRCKI2.25395
7 Stanford UniversityUnited States of America (USA)9.87260
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory7.00222
Stanford Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC)1.2725
8 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)Japan9.45325
Graduate School of Science (GSS), UTokyo2.9283
International Center for Elementary Particle Physics (ICEPP), UTokyo2.11172
Institute for Solid State Physics (ISSP), UTokyo1.278
University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study (UTIAS), UTokyo1.1323
9Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)United States of America (USA)9.16178
10 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)Russia8.77501
Institute for Nuclear Research (INR), RAS2.77242
Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS)2.31347
P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (LPI), RAS2.13357
11Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)Russia7.91419
12 National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)Italy7.5285
INAF - Astronomical Observatory of Arcetri1.109
13 California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States of America (USA)7.51216
Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy (PMA), Caltech3.8752
14 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA)France7.41415
CEA Fundamental Research Division (DRF)6.37388
15 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States of America (USA)7.14325
MIT School of Science3.03121
16 University of OxfordUnited Kingdom (UK)6.89303
Oxford Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (MPLS)6.63293
17 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)Germany6.49247
Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science (FB 08), JGU4.71226
18 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)United States of America (USA)6.48297
Physics Division, LBNL1.25156
19 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)United States of America (USA)6.42250
College of Letters and Science, UC Berkeley4.7195
20 Imperial College London (ICL)United Kingdom (UK)6.26222
Faculty of Natural Sciences, ICL2.8341
21National Institute for Subatomic Physics (Nikhef)Netherlands6.01315
22 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg)Germany5.94297
Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Uni Heidelberg4.83276
23 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen)Germany5.68204
Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences, RWTH Aachen5.62204
24 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States of America (USA)5.64101
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)4.8585
25 Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)United States of America (USA)5.58223
Department of Physics, BNL2.88180
26 University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom (UK)5.57285
School of the Physical Sciences, University of Cambridge5.11268
27 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)Switzerland5.57163
Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging (LNS), PSI1.539
Swiss Light Source (SLS), PSI1.0710
28 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison)United States of America (USA)5.33350
Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center (WIPAC), UW-Madison1.9822
College of Letters and Science (LS), UW-Madison1.46199
29 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)Switzerland5.15182
Department of Physics (D-PHYS), ETH Zurich4.75166
30 The University of Manchester (UoM)United Kingdom (UK)4.99276
Faculty of Science and Engineering, UoM4.46260
31 University of Michigan (U-M)United States of America (USA)4.73243
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA), U-M3.29204
32 Osaka UniversityJapan4.67215
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University1.8010
Graduate School / School of Science, Osaka University1.29188
33 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder)United States of America (USA)4.50179
College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), CU-Boulder3.1033
34 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn)Germany4.42238
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Uni Bonn4.16225
35 Princeton UniversityUnited States of America (USA)4.42179
Department of Physics, Princeton University2.0219
36 University of Geneva (UNIGE)Switzerland4.32246
Faculty of Science, UNIGE3.88227
37 University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom (UK)4.32264
College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow3.15233
38 Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS)Poland4.28350
Division III: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, PAS4.28350
39 University of Zurich (UZH)Switzerland4.23211
Faculty of Science (MNF), UZH3.2386
40 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)United Kingdom (UK)4.14430
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)3.98387
41 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)United States of America (USA)4.12261
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS), UMCP2.1854
42Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics (TRIUMF)Canada4.05207
43 Michigan State University (MSU)United States of America (USA)4.01235
College of Natural Science (NatSci), MSU3.73214
44 RIKENJapan3.9846
RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (RNC)3.4532
45Laboratory of the Linear Accelerator (LAL)France3.95263
46Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)United States of America (USA)3.9557
47 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)United States of America (USA)3.93274
Physical Sciences and Engineering Division, ANL2.16187
48High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)Japan3.84222
49 AlbaNova University Center - Stockholm Center for Physics, Astronomy and Biotechnology (AlbaNova)Sweden3.80228
Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics (OKC)3.25224
50 University of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (UK)3.79300
Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Liverpool3.37244
51 The University of Arizona (Arizona)United States of America (USA)3.76220
College of Science (COS), Arizona3.50209
52 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)United States of America (USA)3.74229
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, CU1.3619
Nevis Laboratories, CU1.11175
53Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN HH)Romania3.68294
54 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)United States of America (USA)3.6474
Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD), ORNL2.0014
Neutron Sciences, ORNL1.059
55 University College London (UCL)United Kingdom (UK)3.62217
UCL Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences3.28205
56Center for Particle Physics of Marseilles (CPPM)France3.60246
57Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A.Italy3.5613
58 The Ohio State University (OSU)United States of America (USA)3.48399
OSU College of Arts and Sciences1.1485
59 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States of America (USA)3.46183
UCLA College of Letters and Science1.8633
60Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA)United States of America (USA)3.4540
61 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg)Germany3.43191
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Uni Freiburg3.38187
62 University of Birmingham (UB)United Kingdom (UK)3.42285
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, UB2.43222
63 Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)Czech Republic3.40275
Institute of Physics (FZU), CAS2.54251
64 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland3.3886
EPFL School of Basic Sciences (FSB)1.9035
65 University of Florida (UF)United States of America (USA)3.37175
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), UF1.4217
66 The University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom (UK)3.33269
School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh2.75235
67Institute for Corpuscular Physics (IFIC)Spain3.32251
68 Uppsala University (UU)Sweden3.26228
Faculty of of Science and Technology, UU2.62210
69University of Rochester (UR)United States of America (USA)3.23172
70 Tohoku UniversityJapan3.2346
Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMRAM), Tohoku University1.3211
Faculty / Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University1.1925
71 The University of Chicago (UChicago)United States of America (USA)3.18239
Enrico Fermi Institute (EFI), UChicago1.80202
Division of the Physical Sciences, UChicago1.1132
72 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS)Israel3.15202
Faculty of Physics, WIS2.79189
73 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)India3.09186
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP)1.38167
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC)1.0651
74University of Hamburg (UHH)Germany3.08165
75 University of Oslo (UiO)Norway3.06231
UiO Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences3.02228
76 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa)United States of America (USA)3.0360
Institute for Astronomy (IfA), UH Mānoa1.8718
77 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)United States of America (USA)2.98224
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS), UIUC2.33202
78Laboratory Nuclear and High-Energy Physics (LPNHE)France2.96260
79 University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)United States of America (USA)2.95206
Division of Physical and Biological Sciences, UCSC1.7524
Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics (SCIPP), UCSC1.05172
80 European Southern Observatory (ESO)Germany2.9441
European Southern Observatory (ESO)1.2919
81 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU)United States of America (USA)2.91159
School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), RU1.0314
82 Johns Hopkins University (JHU)United States of America (USA)2.91164
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)1.369
83 Yale UniversityUnited States of America (USA)2.85269
Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)1.53201
84National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)Russia2.80375
85 Technical University of Munich (TUM)Germany2.74107
TUM Department of Physics2.3391
86 University of Bristol (UoB)United Kingdom (UK)2.73179
Faculty of Science, UoB1.5855
87 University of Copenhagen (UCPH)Denmark2.67252
Faculty of Science, UCPH2.49249
88 Kyoto UniversityJapan2.67213
Faculty / Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University1.81191
89 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)Germany2.67211
Faculty of Physics, LMU2.16187
90 Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt)Germany2.6630
Department of Physics, TU Darmstadt2.4825
91 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)Austria2.66185
Institute for High Energy Physics (HEPHY), ÖAW1.75143
92 Rice UniversityUnited States of America (USA)2.62160
Wiess School of Natural Sciences, Rice University1.2918
93 The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK)United States of America (USA)2.61196
College of Arts and Sciences, UTK1.7020
94Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)United States of America (USA)2.5823
95 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU)Russia2.58408
Faculty of Physics, MSU2.39396
96Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP)Portugal2.57313
97 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU)Germany2.5755
Faculty of Physics (FB13), GU1.7744
98Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU)Czech Republic2.56254
99Laboratoire d'Annecy-le-Vieux de Physique des Particules (LAPP)France2.56258
100 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS)Japan2.5640
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), NINS1.6234
101Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)United States of America (USA)2.55177
102 The University of Warwick (Warwick)United Kingdom (UK)2.55245
Warwick Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine2.52243
103 Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)Hungary2.51289
Wigner Research Centre for Physics (Wigner RCP), HAS1.45272
104 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook)United States of America (USA)2.51226
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), SUNY Stony Brook2.29209
105 TU Dortmund UniversityGermany2.46251
Faculty of Physics (FP), TU Dortmund2.36246
106 The University of British Columbia (UBC)Canada2.42216
Faculty of Science, UBC2.31206
107 Peking University (PKU)China2.42190
School of Physics, PKU2.02149
108Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF)United States of America (USA)2.4014
109University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)United States of America (USA)2.40143
110 University of WuppertalGermany2.35202
Faculty of Mathematics und Natural Sciences (FB C), University of Wuppertal2.17192
111University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)Spain2.3198
112Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT)Spain2.30177
113University of California, Davis (UC Davis)United States of America (USA)2.27156
114 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)Germany2.2747
Faculty of Natural Sciences (NAT), FAU2.2647
115University of Virginia (UVA)United States of America (USA)2.27153
116 Charles University (CU)Czech Republic2.27350
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (FMP), CU2.10223
117Cornell UniversityUnited States of America (USA)2.26150
118National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)Mexico2.2675
119 University of Minnesota (UMN)United States of America (USA)2.25172
College of Science and Engineering (CSE), UMN1.1218
120Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)United States of America (USA)2.2450
121 University of Warsaw (UW)Poland2.23175
Faculty of Physics, UW1.08143
122 Indiana University (IU)United States of America (USA)2.22227
Indiana University Bloomington (IUB)1.88222
123University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)China2.22168
124 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC)Brazil2.21218
Brazilian Center for Research in Physics (CBPF), MCTIC1.68195
125 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)Spain2.20191
Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE), BIST1.61188
126 Leiden UniversityNetherlands2.2037
Faculty of Science, Leiden University2.1435
127 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)Spain2.19101
Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA), CSIC1.2316
128 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden)Germany2.18184
School of Science, TU Dresden2.13181
129 University of Bologna (UNIBO)Italy2.16396
Department of Physics and Astronomy (DIFA), UNIBO1.50239
130Laboratoire de Physique de Clermont (LPC)France2.16262
131 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)Australia2.13217
Faculty of Science, UniMelb2.02198
132 University of Toronto (U of T)Canada2.12222
Faculty of Arts and Science, U of T2.11220
133RIKEN SPring-8 Center (RSC)Japan2.1111
134 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)United States of America (USA)2.1170
Eberly College of Science, Penn State1.4237
135Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)Brazil2.09238
136Institute of Nuclear Physics of Lyon (IPNL)France2.08186
137 Sapienza University of RomeItaly2.08423
Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences (SMFN), Sapienza University of Rome1.17240
138 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)United States of America (USA)2.08147
College of Letters and Science, UCSB1.3280
139Texas A&M University (TAMU)United States of America (USA)2.07157
140 University of GöttingenGermany2.05189
Faculty of Physics, University of Göttingen2.04188
141Purdue UniversityUnited States of America (USA)2.02190
142National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ)Poland2.01251
143 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven)Belgium1.9618
Science, Engineering and Technology Group (SET), KU Leuven1.8116
144 University of Zaragoza (Unizar)Spain1.9510
Institute for Biocomputation and Physics of Complex Systems (BIFI), Unizar1.083
145Catholic University of Louvain (UCL)Belgium1.95128
146Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie (LPSC)France1.93240
147 National Science Foundation (NSF)United States of America (USA)1.9227
NSF Astronomical Sciences (AST)1.9125
148European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL)Germany1.9018
149 The University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom (UK)1.90198
Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Sheffield1.53180
150Tsinghua UniversityChina1.89277
151 Lund University (LU)Sweden1.89228
Faculty of Science, LU1.62225
152Syracuse UniversityUnited States of America (USA)1.8977
153Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)India1.88164
154University of Notre Dame (ND)United States of America (USA)1.88149
155Laboratoire Leprince-Ringuet (LLR)France1.88172
156 Academia SinicaTaiwan1.88203
Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica1.16190
157 Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS)United States of America (USA)1.8818
Carnegie Observatories, CIS1.6214
158 University of Würzburg (JMU)Germany1.85190
Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, JMU1.79183
159 Boston University (BU)United States of America (USA)1.85305
College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (CAS), BU1.13179
160 The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC)United States of America (USA)1.8217
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO)1.7617
161Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)United States of America (USA)1.8038
162The University of Iowa (UI)United States of America (USA)1.80310
163 Tel Aviv University (TAU)Israel1.76202
Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, TAU1.56195
164 University of Victoria (UVic)Canada1.73196
Faculty of Science, UVic1.35185
165 University of Alberta (U of A)Canada1.71200
Faculty of Science, U of A1.56196
166Institute of Nuclear Physics of Orsay (IPNO)France1.7177
167 University of California, Irvine (UCI)United States of America (USA)1.70220
School of Physical Sciences, UCI1.55209
168 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin)Germany1.68207
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, HU Berlin1.59205
169 National Research Council (CNR)Italy1.6835
Department of Physical Sciences and Technologies of Matter (DSFTM), CNR1.0819
170 AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH UST)Poland1.67239
Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science (FPACS), AGH1.48226
171 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)United States of America (USA)1.65213
The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Pitt1.35187
172 Lancaster UniversityUnited Kingdom (UK)1.65196
Faculty of Science and Technology, Lancaster University1.46187
173Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)Belgium1.65151
174 Stockholm UniversitySweden1.64190
Faculty of Science, Stockholm University1.64189
175 McGill UniversityCanada1.62191
Faculty of Science, McGill University1.56184
176 Nagoya UniversityJapan1.58207
Graduate School / School of Science, Nagoya University1.07193
177 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)United Kingdom (UK)1.57198
School of Physics and Astronomy, QMUL1.42187
178Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)France1.5717
179National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore1.5711
180Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC)France1.57185
181 Leibniz AssociationGermany1.5617
Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP)1.189
182 University of Washington (UW)United States of America (USA)1.56216
College of Arts and Sciences, UW1.48195
183Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG)France1.5521
184University of Padova (UNIPD)Italy1.54251
185Korea University (KU)South Korea1.53154
186Jozef Stefan Institute (IJS)Slovenia1.52203
187 Harvard UniversityUnited States of America (USA)1.52190
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)1.46184
188 Aarhus University (AU)Denmark1.5218
Faculty of Science and Technology, AU1.4816
189 University of Pennsylvania (Penn)United States of America (USA)1.50182
School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), Penn1.40175
190 University of Sussex (US)United Kingdom (UK)1.50186
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Sussex1.49185
191University of Turin (UNITO)Italy1.49209
192 The College of William & Mary (W&M)United States of America (USA)1.4945
School of Art and Sciences (AS), W&M1.1718
193Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)India1.49164
194Ghent University (UGent)Belgium1.46148
195University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)United States of America (USA)1.46146
196Northwestern University (NU)United States of America (USA)1.45167
197 Jagiellonian University (UJ)Poland1.43199
Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science (FAIS), UJ1.14192
198 University of Cologne (UoC)Germany1.4223
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UoC1.3119
199 University of BernSwitzerland1.42240
Faculty of Science, UniBE1.17232
200Institute of Physics of Cantabria (IFCA)Spain1.41136

* articles with 10 or more principal institutions.