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.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Next-generation accelerators get boost from new beam physics
Posted on December 10, 2016 at 11:14 am

UNIST has taken a major step toward laying the technical groundwork for developing next-generation […]

The origin of linear magnetoresistance—exotic or classical?
Posted on December 9, 2016 at 2:56 pm

New materials sometimes exhibit spectacular resistance phenomena, though the explanation does not […]

Encounters with 'familiar strangers' play overlooked role in human interactions
Posted on December 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

(Phys.org)—According to a new study, there are more familiar strangers in our lives than […]

Researchers peer into atom-sized tunnels in hunt for better battery
Posted on December 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Battery researchers seeking improved electrode materials have focused on "tunneled" structures that […]