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

Violations of energy conservation in the early universe may explain dark energy
Posted on January 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm

(Phys.org)—Physicists have proposed that violations of energy conservation in the early […]

Theorists propose new class of topological metals with exotic electronic properties
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Researchers at Princeton, Yale, and the University of Zurich have proposed a theory-based approach […]

Police horses contribute to research in physics
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Recently, fifteen police horses in Gothenburg have contributed to science. They have supported the […]

Magnetic recording with light and no heat on garnet
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 10:45 am

A strong, short light pulse can record data on a magnetic layer of yttrium iron garnet doped with […]