Top Physics Schools in Illinois

By | April 29, 2018

On TopSchoolsintheUSA.com, you can learn what the top-ranked physics colleges and universities are in Illinois, and compare the best physics colleges, and get the latest ranking of best schools for physics in Illinois. From the following table, please see full list of top 6 graduate schools of physics in Illinois including school information and contact profile.

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Top Physics Schools in Illinois

RANKING GRADUATE PHYSICS
1 University of Chicago, Department of Physics
Address: 5720 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-1434
Phone: (773) 702-7007
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://physics.uchicago.edu
2 University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign, Department of Physics
Address: 1110 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801-3080
Phone: (217) 333-3645
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.physics.uiuc.edu
3 Northwestern University, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Address: 2145 Sheridan Road , Evanston, IL 60208-3112
Phone: (847) 491-3685
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.physics.northwestern.edu
4 University of Illinois–Chicago, Department of Physics
Address: 845 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7059
Phone: (312) 996-3400
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.uic.edu
5 Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences
Address: 3101 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: (312) 567-3480
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.iit.edu
6 Northern Illinois University, Department of Physics
Address: 202 Faraday W , DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-1772
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.niu.edu

Economy of Illinois

Illinois is one of the most economically developed US states, it ranks fifth in the country in terms of GDP (after California, Texas, New York and Florida).

Industrial enterprises of Illinois are mainly concentrated in the northeast of the state, in the Chicago area. The rest of the state is predominantly agricultural; in the south, in addition, they extract minerals and harvest wood.

Chicago is not only the largest city in Illinois, but also one of the largest financial and commercial centers in the United States. This huge city ranks third (after New York and Los Angeles) among US metropolitan areas in terms of gross domestic product. Chicago is home to one of the United States Federal Reserve Banks and one of the regional mortgage banks (FHLBank) created by the US government. There are five large stock and commodity exchanges, many commercial banks, brokerage and insurance companies. Twelve Fortune 500 companies (the largest US companies) are headquartered in Chicago and its suburbs, including the Boeing aerospace corporation., telecommunications company Motorola, retailer Searsand the well-known fast food restaurant chain McDonald’s.

Among the skyscrapers of downtown Chicago (known as the “Chicago Loop” and considered the second business center in the United States after Manhattan in New York) is the Willis Tower (formerly called the Sears Tower). This is the tallest building in the US (442 meters, 61 meters taller than the famous Empire State Building) and one of the tallest in the world.

In 1942, it was in Illinois that the first nuclear reactor in the United States of America was created, and now there are six nuclear power plants in the state, providing almost half of the total electricity production (first place in the United States in terms of the share of nuclear energy).

Since the middle of the 19th century, coal has been mined in Illinois, and its proven reserves here are greater than in any other state east of the Rocky Mountains. About 40% of coal is consumed in the state itself (mainly in thermal power plants), the rest is exported.

Although the state’s oil reserves are very small, Illinois ranks first in the Midwest in terms of its processing volumes.

Illinois is part of the U.S. Grain Belt and is one of the first states in the country in terms of corn and soybean production. In addition, wheat, oats and many other crops are grown in the fields of Illinois.

A significant part of the grain is fed to livestock, livestock is a traditional branch of agriculture in Illinois. Cattle and pigs are raised in the state, and the meat processing industry is well developed.