Particle Physics in the United States

Scientists, engineers, and technicians at 190 universities, institutes, and laboratories throughout the U.S. are working in partnership with their international colleagues to build high-tech tools and components, conduct scientific research, and train and educate the next generation of innovators. Valuing equity, diversity, and inclusion, the field is committed to increasing participation of underrepresented groups. Map indicates institutions receiving federal research funding.

Particle Physics Institutions as of 2014


University of Alabama–Birmingham

University of Alabama–Tuscaloosa

University of South Alabama


Arizona State University

University of Arizona


California Institute of Technology

California Polytechnic State University

California State University–East Bay

California State University–Fresno

California State University–Sacramento

Harvey Mudd College

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

San Diego State University

San Francisco State University

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Stanford University

University of California–Berkeley

University of California–Davis

University of California–Irvine

University of California–Los Angeles

University of California–Riverside

University of California–San Diego

University of California–Santa Barbara

University of California–Santa Cruz

University of San Diego

University of Southern California

University of the Pacific

Westmont College


Aspen Center For Physics

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado State University

Fort Lewis College

University of Colorado–Boulder

University of Colorado–Denver


University of Connecticut

Yale University

District of Columbia

Catholic University of America

National Academy of Sciences

Naval Research Laboratory

Universities Research Association Inc


University of Delaware


Florida Institute of Technology

Florida State University

University of Florida


Georgia Tech

Kennesaw State University


University of Hawaii


Boise State University


Ames Laboratory

Iowa State University

Luther College

University of Iowa


Argonne National Laboratory

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Illinois Institute of Technology

Loyola University Chicago

Northern Illinois University

Northwestern University

University of Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign


Indiana University

Purdue University

Purdue University Northwest

University of Notre Dame


Kansas State University

University of Kansas

Wichita State University


University of Louisville

University of Kentucky


Louisiana State University

Louisiana Tech University


American Association of Variable Star Observers

Boston University

Brandeis University

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Northeastern University

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Tufts University

University of Massachusetts–Amherst

Wellesley College


Goucher College

Johns Hopkins University

University of Maryland

University of Maryland Baltimore County


Bowdoin College


Lawrence Technological University

Michigan State University

Michigan Technological University

Oakland University

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

Wayne State University


Bethel University

University of Minnesota–Duluth

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities


University of Missouri

Washington University


Jackson State University

University of Mississippi


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

New Hampshire

Dartmouth College

University of New Hampshire

New Jersey

Institute For Advanced Study

Princeton University

Rutgers University

New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

University of New Mexico


University of Nevada–Reno

New York

American University of Beirut

Barnard College

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Columbia University

Cornell University

CUNY City College

CUNY Graduate School University Center

CUNY Herbert H. Lehman College

CUNY York College

Manhattan College

New York Institute of Technology

New York University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Siena College

SUNY at Buffalo

SUNY at Stony Brook

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Syracuse University

University of Rochester

North Carolina

Duke University

North Carolina State University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Case Western Reserve University

Kenyon College

Oberlin College

Ohio State University

Ohio University

University of Cincinnati


Oklahoma State University

University of Oklahoma


Oregon State University

University of Oregon-Eugene


Bucknell University

Carnegie Mellon University

Drexel University

Haverford College

Lafayette College

Lehigh University

Pennsylvania State University

Temple University

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh

Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Rhode Island

Brown University

South Carolina

University of South Carolina

South Dakota

Augustana College

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

South Dakota Science and Technology Authority

University of South Dakota


Oak Ridge National Laboratory

University of Tennessee

Vanderbilt University


Baylor University

Sam Houston State University

Southern Methodist University

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Texas Tech University

The University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Dallas

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

University of Houston

William Marsh Rice University


Brigham Young University

University of Utah

Utah State University


College of William and Mary

George Mason University

James Madison University

Old Dominion University

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

University of Virginia

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Middlebury College


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

University of Washington


Marquette University

University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin–Madison


University of Wyoming