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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

A new computer model explores how proteins are controlled 'at a distance'
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

EPFL scientists have created a new computer model that can help better design of allosteric drugs, […]

Group introduces six new particles to standard model to solve five enduring problems
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—A quartet of researchers has boldly proposed the addition of six new particles to […]

Controlling friction levels through on/off application of laser light
Posted on February 20, 2017 at 1:10 pm

A National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) research group discovered that the amount of […]

Molecular hairpin structures make effective DNA replicators
Posted on February 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm

The evolution of cells and organisms is thought to have been preceded by a phase in which […]