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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

Electrons with no mass acquire a mass in the presence of a high magnetic field
Posted on August 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

An international team of researchers have for the first time, discovered that in a very high […]

Photographing sneezes at high speed may help find ways to reduce spread of disease
Posted on August 29, 2016 at 12:40 pm

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at MIT led by Lydia Bourouiba has discovered some new […]

Lab team uses pulsed ion beams to probe radiation defect dynamics in nuclear materials
Posted on August 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

Materials scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a novel […]

Electrons at the speed limit
Posted on August 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm

Electronic components have become faster and faster over the years, thus making powerful computers […]