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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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RECENT NEWS:

Physics Department Senior Technical Officers Robin Gillen and Christy Roche both recently retired from the  Physics Department.

A function for the  retirement of Christy Roche was held in the Kane building. UCC President Pat O’Shea, Prof John McInerney and Physics department staff participated in a very enjoyable evening.

A presentation was made to Robin Gillen in the common room by Prof John McInerney to mark his retirement. This was attended by Physics department staff and students.

 

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President Pat O’Shea, Prof John McInerney and Physics department Technical Officers at function to mark the retirement of Christy Roche after 46 years service to the Physics Department.

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Prof John McInerney making a presentation to Robin Gillen to mark his retirement after 48 years service to the Physics Department.

Physics News

From a model of fluids to the birth of a new field in computational physics
Posted on May 22, 2018 at 2:25 pm

It may sound like the stuff of fairy tales, but in the 1950s two numerical models initially […]

Neutrons by the numbers—New counting technique delivers unprecedented accuracy
Posted on May 22, 2018 at 12:48 pm

After years of research, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) […]

A better way to control crystal vibrations
Posted on May 21, 2018 at 8:10 pm

The vibrational motion of an atom in a crystal propagates to neighboring atoms, which leads to […]

PROSPECTing for antineutrinos
Posted on May 21, 2018 at 12:06 pm

The Precision Reactor Oscillation and Spectrum Experiment (PROSPECT) has completed the installation […]