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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

Cosmic dust demystified
Posted on September 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The solar system is a dusty environment, with trillions of cosmic dust particles left behind by […]

Shape-programmable miniscule robots
Posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

One day, microrobots may be able to swim through the human body like sperm or paramecia to carry […]

Turning particle detectors into weapons detectors
Posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:24 am

Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) graduate student Jayson Vavrek got his start in […]

Collaboration seeks to enhance accelerator technology, lower costs
Posted on September 27, 2016 at 9:03 am

The University of Chicago is part of a collaboration that has been awarded $23 million by the […]